I got very heavy in my last post . . . I don't know what happened . . . it was a perfectly good haiku prompt . . . most of the other participants wrote about beach stones or majestic mountains or some other beauty found in nature . . . somehow I went ugly . . .
I'm writing today about something much lighter . . . with the colder water temps the Manatees are coming into the smaller - warmer waterways here in FL. My 2 sisters live on a small finger off the Indian River. When I was there last week about 15 of these gentle giants were floating just off their dock - soaking up the afternoon sun!
Aren't they cute?! It's amazing to see animals in the wild so open to interaction with humans.
But this actually is their undoing . . . their friendly nature together with the fact that they move very slowly has caused them to be injured and killed by boats . . .
I really enjoyed my little visit with them.