Sunday, July 22, 2007

It must be something in the water...

Many years ago I drove to Monkey Mia in the north of our state; home to a pod of friendly bottle nose dolphins. When I returned and flashed my photos around my friends said, "These are all pelicans, where are the dolphins?" My response, "Oh yes, I bought some postcards, somewhere." Today, my last of 'freedom' for a while, it rained - a lot. But late this afternoon Archer and I dashed to our little beach and I clicked photo's of the pelicans and a seagull or two.
I say, 'it must be in the water', because Marie (who splits her time between here and the USA) and my friend Elaine (who has just started an art blog), have taken beautiful pelican shots in recent months - and can't seem to get enough of these beautiful big birds either.
I have an assemblage, an altered book and some jewellery all in progress on my desk - so I am sure there will be a rush of art to share with you soon, for now enjoy these feathered friends.

7 comments:

Megan Pickwell said...

These birds are hard to resist with camera in hand Julie! Love the blues in the last shot - would make a great painting!Meganxo

Ro Bruhn said...

We managed to get some great shots of the pelicans in Fremantle, when we were at the retreat. They are such magnificent birds. Your last photo looks like a painting, it's lovely

Dot said...

Such beautiful photo's Julie! Pelican's are such intersting birds. And you have captured them perfectly.
The last photo is my favorite. How I wish I could have been with you and Archer - smelling the sea air!

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

Oh how I love those pink beaks on the pelicans!! I would also be taking a ton of photos of them

Gorgeous!! Best ~ Rella

MaryB said...

You take wonderful pictures. My stepdaughter collects anything dolphins, so in my travels I pick up little dolpins.

Judy said...

Noice photo's. Cant wait to see what you are creating.

One Crabapple said...

oh so envious that you WENT to Monkey Mia. Years ago I read a book about the dolphins there....I used to read everything I could get my hands on about them. And I had two wonderful dolphin experiences out of the blue in the water in WASHINGTON of all places and once out by myself on a jet ski in the Sea of Cortez (off Baha Mexico).

They are really impressive in the wild. Not FLIPPER like I grew up on ! laughing

These photos are WONDERFUL and I wish I WAS THERE !! oh that ocean is gorgeous !