Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Walking Home....Minding Our Own Business.....la-de-da....




After meeting friends for a few cocktails...

(and more onion rings).....shhhhh!

We were walking back to the cottage...

Along the beach....

Hopeful of a Sunset....as.....there has not been one for DAYS!

We encountered this handsome Heron....

Who had just caught his supper...





This other Heron....

Tried to sneak in.....and perhaps......Share the tasty tidbit...

Apparently not!

Off he took.....in a fluttery flash of wings....





Landed safely......a short distance away....

Under the watchful eye of Mr Pelican....

"Got any for me?"

Hahaha!

Aren't they one handsome bird.......NOT!......



Enjoy your dinner Mr Heron....

And....don't be biting these young guys! Hahaha!



Now...

Here is where the story gets scary...

As we got closer to the beach cottage....my boyfriend noticed someone sitting in the chairs....

Our beloved adirondack chairs!      *****gasp*****.  Who is that.....why.....how.....what.....

As we approached, my boyfriend asked the black gentlemen to please leave, as these were private chairs....

Belonging to the beach cottage....he said..."ok.....sorry"

We proceeded up the sand path to the cottage....to get the cushions and a beer....

As you can see.....when boyfriend returned to the chairs.....with cushions.....

He had not moved.....literally.....not moved.....did not turn his head...move his eyes...

                       Nothing.....

We asked him again if he could please leave.....

                        Nothing.......






So......I called 911.....and within 10 minutes a lovely officer approached the chairs....

And sat down for a chat.......a short chat......and then...

Off the mysterious stranger went...

Off into the night....




Apparently he is quite a celebrity in this area....

Homeless.....and a bit nutty......but not dangerous.....

The officer gave us his name....said to google it.....and.....sure enough....

Up came his many mug shots!!!

Geesh..........this could only happen to me and my boyfriend!

So............

How's that for a Wednesday post.....

Hahahahaha!

Hope you all had a great day....

Another crusty one here... :o(

Gonna meet our friends for dinner....

Probably no sunset again today.....

Took a few pics of unbelievable storm clouds....will share tomorrow ......

              Enjoy the rest of your day.......3 days left

                 Cheers!  :o)
                   linda



36 comments:

  1. Wow, mug shots and everything. Quite the excitement over on your part of the world.

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    1. Never a dull moment, Ivy......

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  2. Wonderful photos ! Oh that would be scary , I guess the poor guy just needed a rest glad the officer was able to get him to leave and the guy was harmless . Thanks for sharing hope you get your sun set ! Have a good evening !

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    1. Yes....the officer was awesome....says he has been arresting him for 15 years!
      He was not arrested that night....let me make that clear!

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  3. I hope you don't get all your visitors arrested!!
    Jane x

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    1. Oh Jane....only the ones who sit in our chairs!
      So......keep that in mind!
      Luckily there were no arrests that night.....

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    2. *note to self* when visiting Linda, take own chair.
      Jane x

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  4. Oh Jane...you crack me up. Linda - thank goodness he wasn't a bigger problem. We have a few 'characters' in our little town like that. You just have to ignore them but then again they don't come sitting on my deck chairs. I see he is 'tuned in'. He probably couldn't hear a thing your boyfriend was saying to him. Well, glad you are ok. Your heron pictures are AMAZING! Hugs

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    1. We don't even think they were attached to anything, Deb!
      He was totally zoned out.....but the officer sure got his attention!
      I was pleased with the Heron pics.....always carry your camera!

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  5. The heron pictures are awesome! I think though that the pelican is kind of cute.

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    1. Yes.....cute.....in a dopey kinda way! Hahaha!

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  6. Betsy and her Random Acts of Kindness popped into my mind, but not until I knew he was "quite a celebrity .... Homeless.....and a bit nutty......but not dangerous....." Too bad you didn't have any cookies on hand.

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    1. PS, I thought Deb said something about "heroin pictures" and then I remembered the birds.
      :0)

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    2. Hahaha!
      We thought perhaps he might be on heroin.....very strange!

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  7. Well, I think you and boyfriend were very brave!

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    1. I love the look on his face....as he looks back at me.....cushions in tow...like....WTH?
      Hahaha!

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  8. Glad you got your beach chairs back with not incident! Could have been scary! Cool pics of the heron's battle for last man with a fish!

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    1. We sure laughed afterwards Devon.......but not at the time!
      Yes....the Heron pictures came out very well.......

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  9. fantastic heron and pelican photos.
    Sure didn't expect the last scenario. So glad it ended peacefully and hopefully you won't encounter that person again.
    You could get a job with the paparazzi with your series of photos documenting everything.

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    1. perhaps I should become. "Roving Beach Reporter".......
      I could just walk all day...snap candid photos.....I am going to look into that! Hahaha!
      Think I could make a living?

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  10. what lovely pictures ! and what funny thing well and Little scared

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  11. Oooh...what a story! Mug shots and all. So much excitement in your world. Weird and scary at the same time. Well, at least everything turned out okay.

    I love those bird shots! Herons in particular are fun to photograph because they can stand in the same spot forever as they wait to catch dinner!

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    1. Didn't want to put his name on my blog, in case I get linked up to him!
      Think I will try and post a pic of him, when I get home to the big computer!
      Got lots of great bird shots this year.....

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  12. Great heron pictures, Linda, but the story of the man occupying your chairs was kind of scary. Very interesting indeed. :)

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    1. Very scary Pam......
      I protected my boyfriend! Hahaha!

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  13. Oh my! Glad he was harmless! Glad the police got there so quickly. Sounds like you've had enough excitement for one day! haha.

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    1. Yes....we did.....but we did laugh afterwards!

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  14. What fab photos! And what a scary thing to happen!! So glad he was harmless!
    Only 3 more days?????
    Boo Hiss
    K

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    1. Yes....now only 2 days...but...I do miss everyone at home.....time to go! ♥️

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  15. Wonderful pics, especially that last one with Officer Dibble chatting to the celebrity!

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    1. Oh....that is funny Em.....officer Dibble!!! Hahaha!

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  16. Handsome.... no. But still better looking than my stalker. She looks like Fred Flintstone.

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    1. Ok grumpster.....what does that mean?
      I think Fred is especially handsome!

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  17. he probably has no concept of the beach being private!
    they should get him his own chair somewhere maybe. and put his name on it.
    i like pelicans. especially that picture. it needs a caption.
    i can here deniro's voice in it . . . "who me? you talkin' to me?"
    time's getting short.
    soon you'll be hugging and kissing miss v!!!! YAYAYYY! better than any old florida sunshine.
    you have your own in her! XOXO

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    1. Can't wait to hug and kiss all my kids.....big and small♥️
      It is the drive that always seems daunting....but....we always do quite well...
      We share the wheel......I make sandwiches.....have fruit....kinda cosy, actually?
      God....what a dreamer I am....eh?

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