I apologise to everyone for being missing in action lately.
Life intervenes on the things we really would rather be doing sometimes.
I've been down, hurting, and now sick. Can't get much more pathetic than that.
I am alive and kicking, somewhat.
I'll be trying to get around to everyone over the next few days, and I want to say thank you to everyone who has been by to visit and comment here lately.
I appreciate it very much.
Today's photos were taken at the beach here a couple of days before Christmas. Christmas Eve Eve, you might say.
You can see that I'm the only fool on the beach as far as the eye can see. I liked how the high winds were blowing mist in from the ocean and how that looked like fog rolling in.
Same day as the full moon photos I posted on Christmas Eve. I mentioned that a red tide was in the area and how it affected me that day.
CG left a comment and asked what a red tide is.
"What is red tide?
Red tide is a naturally-occurring, higher-than-normal concentration of the microscopic algae Karenia brevis (formerly Gymnodinium breve).
This organism produces a toxin that affects the central nervous system of fish so that they are paralyzed and cannot breathe. As a result, red tide blooms often result in dead fish washing up on Gulf beaches. When red tide algae reproduce in dense concentrations or "blooms," they are visible as discolored patches of ocean water, often reddish in color."
When red tide is in an area it can cause breathing problems in people who go to the beach. I don't have asthma or anything like that, so I went down there for a bit that day.