Nice day yesterday!
The weather was good. Continues to be good. Water calm. Boats out all over the place.
I had a late breakfast on the deck at the Pier House. A nice spot! Faces the Gulf. People close by swimming. Just a few feet further out, boats moving by. Very pretty!
Sat there after finishing breakfast and read the Sunday papers.
Yesterday was also a special day! Big time! Ally’s 4th birthday!
Dinner and cake last night at Lisa’s. Ally was all excited!
Ally is into pink big time. She was dressed in pink. Her cake was pink. With pink frosting!
Ally loves plants and planting. Enjoys helping her father grow things. So I gave her gardening things for presents.
Most pink, of course! Look hard enough and you can find pink things!
A water pail/bucket. Pink. She went crazy over it. Was outside afterwards watering everything.
A container holding plants. Must be watered every day. Flowers will eventually grow!
Another container, pink again, that she must fill with dirt. Seeds to be planted there after.
Gloves and an apron. Also pink!
And more things of a similar nature.
She loved them all. We will work with her as the days go by on the plantings.
By the way, the grandkids are now better. It took a long time. Almost 3 weeks. It was good to see them running around the house. They were bright and vibrant yesterday! What a difference! A good difference!
Key West is kind to our friends who live in the sea.
Turtle hatching season is upon us. Has been for about a month.
The mother turtle comes up on the beach and lays her eggs. At some point, they hatch. And we have baby turtles. The baby turtles then return to their natural habitat, the ocean.
They make the trip to the water at night. The little ones know which direction to travel by the moon. They follow the light of the moon and it takes them to the water.
So it has always been! Such is nature!
However, man can screw it up.
Much turtle birthing takes place in the Smathers Beach area. Across the street from the beach are located several condiminium complexes. The roadway separating the beach and condos is well lite at night.
The baby turtles were getting confused by the street lighting. So they were traveling into the road and across the street onto the condo properties. Wrong way! Not good! Many were losing their lives.
No problem. The officials of Key West corrected the situation.
The street lights have all been turned off from May 1 to November 1.
It is now dark in the area. Pitch black, in fact! But not to the baby turtles. They see the moon! And know in which direction to travel!
Have a good day!