Every morning we sang from Psalm 104:
How many works Lord, in wisdom You've made;
How full on the earth Your riches displayed.
Out yonder the ocean how great and how wide,
Where small and great creatures unnumbered abide.
Then we went out to the beach to actually see these small and great creatures.
We were amazed at the variety of sea creatures, right down to the miniature jewel clams that dug their way into the sand after every wave.
The birds were so fun to watch!
Andrew spotted this red-headed woodpecker on a walk through town:
One night we even saw an alligator, swimming in the pond next to a large hotel. We left when it eyed David and started to come toward us.
Every morning a school of sting rays swam up and down the beach, in the very shallow water next to the shore.
And the pelicans were very noticeable. The way they can fly so close to the water, and then dive down and catch fish is just amazing!
We've left these creatures far behind and now we're back in the land of "Japaneetles" as David so aptly described the Japanses beetles yesterday.
We're off to the State Fair tonight -- one of the biggest highlights of the year for the children. I can't wait!! The weather is cool, and hopefully it will be a fun evening!