Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Sunshine and smiles


This week I’m in Florida taking care of a pair of sweet dogs so their folks can take a short vacation. The boys and I are getting along great, though I know they miss their mom and dad.

No more pictures Aunt Dawn! Let’s play!

Sometimes they seem a bit confused, but most of the time they’re happy as long as they get fed. Sounds just like a little girl I know.

Being in Florida I wanted to spend at least a little time wandering the beach. This morning I drove over to the Atlantic to see how the beach fared in yesterday’s storm.

The beach is just down there.

There are miles and miles of beaches to walk, and I only explored a small part of one. It was windy and a bit cool, not exactly beach weather. Still plenty of people were out enjoying the sun after a yesterday’s thunder, rain and tornadic winds.

A peaceful place to read.

There was color out in the water too, and waves tipped with spray under brilliant blue skies.

Wind whipped the waves into froth.

The shore birds were bouncing around.

Hey Fred, is the restaurant open yet?

The waves were spreading out over the sand…

Such a pretty day after stormy yesterday.

It was a good day for a run.

Hurry up dad!

Not that I ran, but it was a good day for one.

And this little guy came out to talk to me on my way back to the car.

Nice day, isn’t it lady!

All and all it was a morning filled with smiles.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

29 thoughts on “Sunshine and smiles

  1. Love the seabirds especially!

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  2. Beautiful photos. One day of warm weather brings out the beach-goer in everyone!

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  3. If exposed skin doesn’t flash freeze, it is beach weather 😉 Or at least in New England…. I’m glad you are enjoying your time.

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  4. Thank you for the lovely day at the beach. It made me smile.

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  5. How fun. Vacation for everyboy. .

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  6. I think I’d have to win the lottery before I could ever convince you to come and pet sit my motley crew of 4! But, think of the material for blogging that you would have…

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  7. Oh, I was hoping you were taking care of these two cuties! Their mom hasn’t posted in a while, and I was concerned about them (especially Mr. Reilly!) What a gorgeous day — thanks for sharing it with us. We’re starting to green up here, but I’ve been missing the beach!

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    • Yes, this is Mr. Reilly and Mr. Denny. They are doing OK, though both are having issues with arthritis. I went and red Dallas’ report of the horrible shower curtain and couldn’t find where to leave a comment. I will have to investigate that Liquid Vet as Katie is groaning when she lays down and has a ramp for the front steps (mostly because she doesn’t see well and jumps too soon and hits her tummy on the step.).


  8. My wife and I just went on our first tiny trailer camping trip this year to a local campground in SE Iowa. We experienced variable weather, for sure–but mostly too much wind. We had fun but came home early to get away from the blowing. Your photos sure seem much more mild–and the dogs seem awful friendly 🙂


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  10. Nice to be able to go walk on the beach. Say hi to Denny and Reilly. I miss their blog posts.


  11. those dogs are a beauty. great pics of the beach! ah, very nice and sunny. can hear the waves…


  12. The dogs are so beautiful.


  13. I love all of these photos – I’m heading back to Florida later this year! The dogs are adorable! I especially love your captions! Thanks for the morning smile 🙂


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