Last week I was thrilled to find myself in the middle of a quaint little island in the Gulf of Mexico. The water is warm and teeming with life. There were these little floating eco-systems filled with sea creatures that passed by me as I waded through the waves. I bent down to take a closer look and cupped my hands around these little miracles. I actually held crabs, silver snake fish, bright blue striped baby fish, sea slugs and even sea horses live in this floating seaweed ball of wonder. My friend Great Blue Heron revisited me again from my last trip there. When he took flight his wing span seemed to be about eight feet. He let me get pretty close before saying adios. I wasn't able to photograph the dolphins at sunset. In the foreground, the waters were full of them playing in the last rays of light. Next time I hope to capture those beautifully graceful creatures. The USS Lexington aircraft carrier was docked close by and was an interesting step into history as I wandered the many decks.