Is it too late in the day for a Self-Portrait Tuesday?

I haven’t done one in forever and I’ve been meaning to… I’m cheating though, because I took this picture over the weekend.

I’m a generally photogenic person, but I don’t think this is one of the better pictures of me (like, I wouldn’t put it on hot or not. haha) but I think it’s a nice picture. I’m squinting because it’s crazy-sunny, so my eyes are screwed up and there are weird shadows on my face, but whatever.

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I like the beach wind in my hair, and that you can see the earrings I’m wearing (I love them!) and my wedding rings. I like all of the beachy grasses in the background, and the blue sky. I wish you could see my necklace, which is the four-leaf clover necklace I got for me and my sisters (there are 4 of us).

The husband and I went to Pensacola Bay to get jars of sediment for my dad-in-law (who is a hydrologist and wanted it for experiments).

pensacola bay beach sand

The guy got the mucky sediment (knee deep in cold water) and I explored the shore. I found some crazy stuff.

Pensacla bay beach dead fish bodies

These fish didn’t look like they’d been eaten by anything… wonder what’s up with them.

Pensacla bay beach dead fish bodies

And acorns are not usually something I expect to see on the beach.

Pensacla bay beach dead fish bodies

I just noticed, you can sort-of see the 4 leaf clover necklace in this picture.
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4 Comments on Self-Portrait Tuesday – Pensacola Bay

  1. Jessica says:

    I was gonna say red tide — I was in FL during it and it was very cough-inducing… pretty bad!

  2. Joyful Abode says:

    Ohhh the red tide thing makes sense.

    I totally avoided the beach. I heard about people stepping outside and wheezing and coughing and having watery eyes… and didn’t want to go there.

  3. Jennifer says:

    great pictures! Those fish were victims of the red tide in the gulf from earlier december/january. We had over 20,000 fish of various species wash up on just one park beach. We also had several sea turtles, dolphins, and one pygmy sperm whale, sadly. Just one of the reasons you shouldn’t fish during red tide! I’m envying you with your sun today, it’s snowing and slushy here in my new NY home!

  4. Wendy says:

    Great pictures! I love the last one of you most of all, it looks very natural (though I also admire your hair in the first one. Very beautiful)

    Sounds like you enjoyed yourself 🙂

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