Florida Beach Birds

FL Birds

A Royal Tern hanging out in Vero Beach, FL.  The Royal Tern is not exclusive to Florida. Other US states in which this bird can be seen: Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama. This is a beach bird. Features: Black legs, yellow/orange beak, gray and white body and spiked crest and cap.

Dinner is Served!

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There is nothing better than fresh seafood when on the coast of an ocean.  A single prawn this size is meal all by itself!  Dinner is served!

Steinway & Sons, NYC

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Walking in Manhattan one evening and coming across these beautiful hand crafted pianos and wondering about the aspiring artists that will play each one?

Steinway & Sons was founded in 1853 by German immigrant Henry Engelhard Steinway in a Manhattan loft on Varick Street. Over the next thirty years, Henry and his sons developed the modern piano. They built their pianos one at a time, applying skills that have been handed down from master to apprentice, generation after generation, ever since.

Underwater

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Learning to scuba dive at any age is a big deal.  Being able to say you learned at the ripe old age of 10 is a feat!  Exploring underwater realms in Mexico is a vacation to remember.

Jockeys

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Lawn Jockeys at the “21 Club” in New York City.  Originally a welcoming symbol to guests and providing to those on horseback with a practical and novel hitching post, later statues eventually became only decorative and not well suited for hitching a horse, often favored by those wishing to evoke an Old South or equestrian ambiance

Clocks

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Clocks are one of the oldest human inventions.  I love the clocks at the top of this building and the yellow color combined with the roof elements make a beautiful picture.