Which way, Mom

I was blessed to be with my mom Monday. She died peacefully at age 92 shortly after sunrise. I can't imagine how much I will miss her.

The next morning, I was thinking of going for a sunrise walk on the beach, but decided to go to a place where I see lots of wildlife. One thing I've never seen at the wetlands is deer. That morning, I was blessed with a doe and her fawn walking in the new light. As I turned, a Great Blue Heron flew to her nest to feed her chicks which were nearly her size. Some images below.

Last night my wife, daughter and I decided to walk the beach under the full moon. As we were getting ready to leave we saw a turtle emerging from the surf a couple hundred feet away to go up the dunes to lay her eggs. As we watched her, another came up out of the waves about half the distance closer. We turned around, and another was coming up a couple hundred feet behind us. As we were watching those, silently from up the dune line another came down from her nest and walked a few feet behind us, returning to the ocean. That experience lives in our memories, and not in any pictures.

 

 Walking with mom

Walking with mom

 Feeding the children

Feeding the children