I want to share some photos I took on New Year's Day. It was such a beautiful day I just couldn't stay inside. So, the Little Red Dog and I packed some snacks, water and a book for me - she's not much of a reader, piled into the truck and headed out. We ended up out on the narrow peninsula of Fort Morgan Road. In some places it is only 1/2 mile or so wide with Mobile Bay on the north side and the Gulf of Mexico on the south. I got the beach shot out the truck window using the door frame to steady and balance the camera. The other shots were taken on the bay side at a boat launch. I got within 8 feet of the heron before he grew tired of my company and left. I have to brag on myself, too; I managed to squat down on a sloping boat ramp and not fall over or need a crane to get back up. Let's have a rousing "Huzzah" for Rubenesque ladies of a certain age!