Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday....the colors of my world

My adventures in paradise..
the story begins to unfold...
It was just  a regular day..
for Denver that is..
nothing spectacular..
but perfect flying weather..
and I was headed home to Florida!
for TWO whole GLORIOUS weeks!
the flight was great..
I dozed..and read according to plan..
landed in Florida, 
picked up the rental car..
(a tiny economical,fuel efficient car)
gas prices were between $3.65 and  $3.99,
but the tank held about 8 gallons..
and mileage averaged 33 mpg!)
(Denver gas prices are $3.27-$3.45)
and headed to Di's ..
what a shock for these winterized eyes..
what a variety of shades of green ..
grassy roadsides..
softly budding trees..
Mossy oaks...
Dogwoods dripping with Spanish moss...

shades from white, to pinks, purples and red....
blooming riotously colorfully..
beneath tall longleaf pines..
under spreading liveoaks..
behind picket fences..
hugging porch foundations..
oh my gosh!
Spring really had returned home to the South..again!
and that was simply my first few hours!!
passed the beach..
first the glowing yellow seedpods of the sea oats..
beckoning below the bluest sky..
called to me tempting,
tantalizingly.. bet I stopped!. 
(came to a screeching halt really!)
wouldn't you for this incredible view?
and of course..
breathed deeply..
filling my lungs to capacity with fresh salt air..
listened to the seabirds..chattering and squawking..
not a soul in sight as  far as I could see!!
the beach was mine!!
off came the sandals..
toes buried in the sand..
warm, squeaky..perfect!!
color me happy faced!!
and still...
miles to go before time to sleep.
all under those beautiful blue Florida skies...
adventures of Loui♥ be continued.....

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  1. Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Louie.

  2. I like your happy face!
    & the Dogwood tree's flowers - so pretty!
    I wish I were there.
    : )

  3. Gorgeous photos of the flowers and the amazing trees! They are certainly dreamy and especially the sandy beaches.

  4. Your photos are absolutely amazing --all of them!! Beatiful subject matter and an excellent job of capturing them. Lovely. Mickie :)

  5. So glad you got to go "home" to the beach. I can just hear the happiness and joy in your voice, er..words, when you talk about it!! Your pics are awesome and really depict our neck of the woods to a SO should move south..heheh!!

  6. The dogwoods are my favorite and ahhhhh the beach!!

  7. All your photos are fabulous, but the ones of the pink Azaleas and the sea oats are STUNNING!

    I thought of you every time I was down on the beach collecting shells and knowing that you were on a beach further up the coast at the same time, just made me grin from ear to ear!!!!!!!

  8. There is NOTHING like standing on the beach, toes in the sand, breathing that salt air and feeling the sea spray on your skin. Ahhhhhh..... Love the photo of the sea oats!


welcome to my world of salty sunkissed breezes..
where time is not measured..
linger leisurely..
sift sugary white sand between your toes..
Make and take those wonderful memories..
leaving behind..only your footprints...