Sunday, May 31, 2015

Instragram Round Up - May

Photos from May's Instagram feed.  The colors in the sunsets are unreal.  They are true color shots.  I use filters on other things, but never the sunsets.  Kudos to Apple for the iPhone camera, it really does a good job.  You can follow me on Instagram @autumnk0

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Creatures from the Blue Lagoon!

Aside from boating (because we do that now), we've been snorkeling and practicing our underwater photography. One "waterproof" video camera destroyed, and one to go!

 Mama! Do you see any baby fish?

  Let's find out!


A guilded pipefish...
...close cousin of the sea horse!
 Purple coral


 A staghorn damsel fish

 Moorish idol

 Coming up for air!

Here fishy, fishy, fishy...

 A fan worm / feather duster

Until next time lagoon!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A Boat! A Boat!! We Have A Boat!!!

It was Eric's birthday this week, and we got a surprise in the mail to celebrate!  Eric's mom and Rich sent us an inflatable boat.  Like a really nice one with ores, and fishing pole holders, and seats, and everything.  We got it all inflated and took it out for a spin on the lagoon this afternoon.  So awesome!

Eric is on a boat!

Me and K?  On a boat!

Floatin' in style!

Naps are better on a boat.

Fun sunglasses are funnier on boat, too.

The color of the water?  Better from a boat.  (No filter here, seriously.)
The S.S. Mariner 4!

After all that boating, one needs a swim.

Thank you so much to Cathy and Rich, we love the boat!!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Pile o' Fish

Today we had guests.  A large school of small fish spent the day hanging out by the house, swimming around in the shallows.  They were pretty cool to watch!

 Everyone swimming in the same direction.

 Guys!  Not under the house!!

Chillin' in the shallows.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Big Weather!

One of the most interesting parts of living on a flat coral atoll is that the weather blows straight in off the ocean with nothing to mitigate it.  It is usually big, interesting, and gone as fast as it came.  Today we watched this storm blow across the lagoon.

That appears to be a wall of rain.

It is moving fast...

While the weather is bad outside, what should we do?  Cook!!  We want broc!!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Pizza Bubbles!

What's better than Friday night pizza night and Saturday morning bubbles?!?

 Another beautiful sunset!

 Ready? GO!

 Poke the crust...
...WHOA! Don't fling the sauce!
Sprinkle the cheese...
...add toppings...and...



 Lil' starfish