My New Fave Place

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to go out with my friend Katie and her dog, Reef. In a first for me, we went to the appropriately named Dog Bar. The head bark-tender collected our entrance fee (dogs pay a cover charge but people get in free).

This mostly outdoor venue was absolutely packed with doggos and their people. I’d estimate there were about 100 pups wandering around when we arrived. And surprisingly, it was a rather amicable gathering. Just in case, there were staff members roaming the grounds with spray bottles full of water (ready to squirt any canine that was too rowdy).

As if that wasn’t awesome enough, there was a full bar with an extensive beer list and even dog treats. A fun way to spend an evening with some furry new friends!

Learning the Ropes

Tonight’s entertainment at the south jetty was provided by a mother teaching her baby dolphin how to fish. While everyone else was watching the sunset I was mesmerized by this duo.

Of course, I wish I’d had my big camera and zoom lens with me but as they say in the photography field the best camera is the one you have with you at the time. Truthfully, the camera on my iPhone did a pretty decent job capturing some of the action.

There’s always something to see at my favorite beach!

I’m Gonna be a Momma!

I have happy news to share, some of my Gulf Fritillary caterpillars have pupated! I’m looking forward to seeing more of these beautiful flutterbies* flitting around my yard soon. Butterflies and other pollinators are the reason I tore out my front lawn over a year ago so I’m delighted to see them thriving here.

*I will continue to say it this way until it catches on – because they are not flies and they do not eat butter but they do flutter by. Just sayin’…

Worth the Trip

A good friend visiting from North Carolina was the extra incentive needed for me to make my first trip to St. Augustine. The warm and sunny weather was perfect for wandering the historic city’s streets.

While we only had part of a day to explore, we covered a lot of ground and it was a great overview. More importantly, we had a lovely time catching up. I know I’ll return someday for a more thorough exploration, though definitely not on a weekend (talk about crowded).