Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life sponsored by
Less than fifteen minutes later, I notice the sun has disappeared, and the evening sky is an interesting shade of blue. I hop back in the car and wind my way north. When I pull into the small parking lot and notice another car, I think, "Oh darn, someone else is here." I like savoring my time here as a solitary visitor. As I peek over the sidewalk and begin walking toward the water, I catch a glimpse of fluff. Looks like someone is here with a dog, hopefully a friendly one!
As I continue the short walk to the waterfront, I see several downy heads . . . four, to be exact, watched over by two large parental units. I keep my distance knowing that they can be rather protective with their young ones. It seems to be feeding time, but I wonder what they're consuming! I continue to snap pictures from different vantage points, trying not to be too noticeable or annoying to the protectors of these young lives. Eventually, I realize that this dinner party includes 12 attendees with an additional six family members joining the young ones and their parents for the evening repast. They seem undeterred by planes, boats, and passing skiers. Suddenly everyone, as if heeding a silent signal, heads for the water. I follow them and continue snapping pictures. That's when I notice a young couple seated on a bench near the water. We visit a bit, share pictures, and relish the time we had observing this picnic on the beach.