The low temperature last night was 77 and the high today was 90, but it didn't seem that hot to me, since it was cloudy most of the day. We had no measurable rain today, but there is still a lot of water standing around from the last rains. I heard a helicopter flying over the house again this morning spraying for mosquitoes. I was glad to hear it.
This afternoon, even though it looked like it could start raining any minute, we went to the beach at resident access 6 on West Gulf Drive.
Obviously there were others who felt a need to be at the beach too. :)
There were a lot of blooms still partly open on the Railroad Vines.
I was surprised to see a whole array of small shells.
Nearest the water, there were mostly broken shell pieces.
We saw one hatched sea turtle shell, very near the water.
In a few places the shells were almost a foot deep. It was fun digging through them, even though we only took a couple of handfuls, because we already have too many of this kind at home.
Since that spider incident last week, I checked a little more carefully for webs today. :)
When we were almost back to the parking area, I had to look over in wonder, once again, at the Walker Guest House. I remember the first time I noticed it. I thought it was about the strangest looking house I'd ever seen, and maybe it still is. It looked like a wooden box that had panels with ropes attached to them. At the end of each rope, was a large red steel ball. Those panels raised all around the tiny cottage, to open it up to the outdoors. I was so curious that I started searching for information about it, that's when I found out that it has a special and very interesting history. It is quite a famous and unique cottage, designed by Architect Paul Rudolph, for Dr. Walter W. Walker and built in 1952-53. I've posted about it once before, but if you missed it and would like to know more, you can read all about it and also see the inside and a video.