Thursday, July 30, 2009

I Wish I Had Been Out Here Today, But ...


I wish I had been out here today, cruising the high tide line and watching the willet slurp beachhoppers from the wrack, or ...

... slipping quietly through the spartina grass and going nose to operculum with periwinkles, or maybe ...


... getting into a glowering contest with a hermit crab, or taking ...

... a trip to the Moon snail, or, and this would have been really neat, ...

... teasing a baby horseshoe crab, but ...
... I was sitting in an AP training session in Lake City with shoes, a shirt with sleeves, and long pants on.
I even wore a belt.
Oh well, there 's always tomorrow.

11 comments:

Cathy S. said...

Was it any consolation that it was a rainy day?

Deb said...

Mr. Attitude liked your horseshoe crab video. He's asking me if we can hang out at the zoo because he likes animals a lot. He wants a pet chameleon. Am I the luckiest woman in the world?!!

lisa said...

I love the baby horseshoe crab, Awesome!!!

TUFFENUF said...

F.C. I love your blog, thanks so much for such an interesting read. If you don't mind would you hop over to my blog and read my most recent post. I am not sure of the bug's I.D., but I bet you will know! Thanks, Tuff

Ericka said...

lol - poor little crab. i'm running (crawling? skittering? locomoting!) as fast as i can! ahhhh!

LauraHinNJ said...

A shirt with sleeves? A belt?

(harumph!)

I can't even bear the thought of socks, never mind proper shoes after Memorial Day! But proper grown-up clothes?

(forget it!)

That baby horseshoe is cool... I wonder how many years it takes for them to grow into the size to scare a marsh loving Lab?

Aunty Belle said...

Lake City? Pretty far inland fer a fella wif gills. Heh.

cinbad122 said...

Well at least it was $$$. How was it?

Floridacracker said...

Cathy S,
A little.

Deb,
You just may be except for that whole frost in July thang!

Lisa,
They are cute in a scuttley sorta way.

Tuff,
Thanks!! Will do although I'm not as buggy as some of my readers when it comes to insect ID.

Ericka,
Like a treadmill for horseshoe crabs!

Laura,
Ha! I hear ya! shorts, minimal shirts, and shoes are optional. I don't know how fast horseshoe crabs grow, but based on what their crustacean cousins do, I think it's only a year to full size.

Aunty,
I fill my scuba tank with seawater.
:)

Cindy,
It was 3 hours of butt sittn listening to a powerpoint lecture. Packed though and lots of teachers who were suddenly told they will be AP in two weeks. Not me this year, I'd want a year to prepare and then maybe next year.
Administrators are pushing it because school grade points are awarded for each kid in an AP course.
If I do it, I'm doing it right, not jumping in with no prep time.
Plus, I don't see a great advantage to the kid over our excellent dual enrollment situation. I know I wouldn't want Junior to pick AP over the dual enrollment courses he has chosen.

robin andrea said...

Long pants and a belt? Oh that's no way to dress in summer, even it is for a fancy meeting!

Sayre said...

You must have been melting in that outfit! I rarely wear anything that covers arms or legs in the summer. It's just too hot. Love the pics!