Living, Learning, and Sharing my best life by becoming thoughtfully engaged with the world around me. An evolving boomer, Grande Dame blogger, photographer, nurse, euchre player, lover of champagne, chocolates, and caviar, feeder of birds, reader of books, mother of a BC eagle, co-founder of the Goddess Gala and Dieting Diva.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Ivan the Terrible" and Portuguese Man of War

I am visiting the Gulf of Mexico at Gulf Shores Alabama where hurricane Ivan hit in 2004.  Five years has passed and I am awe struck at the damages that are still evident, especially to the grasslands and trees. They look like a fire has devoured them when actually they have died from the salt water exposure more than a mile off  of the beach.  Acres and acres of state park area has been affected.

The good news is that the sugar white beaches are beautiful here.   However, as luck would have it, the weather pattern has the ocean a bit angry and has brought in Portuguese Man of War in great abundance. Did you know toughing them can sting even after they are dead and tentacles sting even when torn from the body?   The good news is they are predicting great weather starting Sunday and I will be home in chilly Cincinnati by then.  

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