Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March madness..

or maybe just my coming and goings...

March has been mostly unkind with the madness of Ole Man Winter  refusing to loose it's grip and let lady Spring saunter in with her sunshiny days of warm fragrant breezes.. 

Guess we should just blame ourselves for listening to a burrowing rodent...one who obviously is cold,hungry and very sleepy!
Although we've had sunshine, the winds have howled like banshees..
creating whitecaps on the bay..
resembling the stiff peaks of meringue on on a blueberry pie..

On occasion, I've found a few times where the winds were quiet..early morning mists and fog rising..
Sunlight glistening through dewy new leaves.. 
The sunshine was gentle..and taking advantage of these brief respites..Nikon and I slipped out for a few hours of purest pleasurable delight!
Such was the day I took a detour for a much needed legs stretch and potty break..
Had said my goodbyes to my daughter Lisa and grand daughter Mac with Friend Evelyn..all down from Nashville for Spring break despite the downright cold and miserable weather....

and were spending a few more days with my sis in Panama City..
So as i'm headed back to Pensacola..whoa nellie!
saw the sign to Eden State Park..and since it IS the time for Azaleas to be blooming, my car did the quickest right turn ever!
Headed straight down the entrance road..winding, wooded with live oaks,native palmetto..opening into the most beautiful parking area  ringed with colorful azaleas..
headed down the path..saying ooohs and aaaahs as Nikon busily clicked away..

The day was perfect..one that I fondly call "Watercolor Spring"..
The leaf buds were barely visible with the faintest hue..which would be the same color of their fall foliage..
soft dappled sunlight..fragrant air from the myriad of flowering shrubs.. Azaleas, camellias..

everywhere. throughout the gardens..
.So many photos..so little time.. refreshed..
back on the road..stopping again at the official tourist info office for the Beaches of South Walton..

such a beautiful , bright welcoming place..
information for everything one needs to know  about the area..friendly knowlegable ladies..
Even picked up a gorgeous Jute bag to carry all the books, maps to be sent to my kids wallowing knee deep in snow back in Denver..
the price was so reasonable..
I grabbed two!  perfect beach bags!
bidding them a goodbye..
checked out the restroom facilities..
just as I suspected , spotlessly CLEAN!
Headed on down 98 towards home!
Such a great day to be out and about.. stopped downtown to catch sunset at the Plaza DeLuna

..first time I'd seen it with the statue..
Much has been done to revitalize downtown Pensacola..DeLuna Plaza stands where the old Municipal Auditorium stood for  fifty years..sadly Hurricane Ivan  was so destructive, the building had to be torn down..and used for artificial reefs..
Now the Plaza is frequented  by any and all who wish to view sunset..or fish..or simply watch the fishermen..
By now, clouds had rolled in, threatening a downpour..beat feet for home..
made it!..
Just in time for this awesome Mauvelous sunset!
What a perfect ending for such an awesome day of discoveries off the beaten path..We all should  do that.. follow our inner child.. play!

Joining  the wonderful Susan who hosts..
Outdoor Wednesday
Please stop by and say hi..lots of eye candy just waiting!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

a problem..

Recently I've been inundated with comments from Anonymous.. all referring to past posts..
anyone else having this problem?
I have yet to figure out how and why?
I've been just deleting and marking as SPAM..
suggestions please!
Below is the latest:

"Do you mind if I quote a couple of your blog posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your webpage (deleted by Loui)
i'll aslo be sure to give you the proper anchor text hyperlink using your website title: Blogger: Mountain Mermaid. Please be sure to let me know if this is acceptable with you.
Thanks Also visit my web blog: (deleted by Loui)

Update.. have revised settings for comments .
thanks for the info/input Cass!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hello March!

who'da thunk it would be a month between posts here?
but then,a lot has happened in that month,,

keeping me busily away from blogging..
drum roll....
eye candy...
He's now walking.. and talking ..has teeth..eats big people food..
Is in constant motion! all in this amazing package of dynamite named Braxden..at fourteen months!
Next drumroll please....
We've signed a contract to purchase a house!
(Our offer was accepted)
We will close by May 20!
we are just so excited!
To finally have all our "stuff" under the same roof, to sleep together again in our bed..to wake up and get back into our normal routines..
This has been a very hard year for us!
Thank God for blessing us in so many ways..
we are truly thankful!
The house.. love the address...--- Twilight Bay Dr..
really wanted the one on Moonlight Bay Drive..
too much  moolah..waterfront property is so EXPEN$IVE!

Click on Photo to Enlarge

This was the other selection which we decided against..
it was a very hard decision..but we are content with our choice!
and finally...
My daughter Lisa and grand Mac will be arriving on Sunday late!!
again..soooooo excited! so much celebrating to do!!
and lastly..how about a couple of my latest pics?

for the grande Finale...
bashful Braxden!

So dear friends.. please understand..I have so much on my plate with all the details and coordination of the move out here, 

the move-in there,
any and all paperwork/deposits..etc..

and i still am the primary caregiver for my brother in assisted living..I pick him up the day before his appointment, have him spend the night both before and after his appointments..

gives him a much needed break from the mundane daily routine there.. lets me evaluate him one on one..

all while visiting with him..

okay.. it's late, i'm tired..so I'm off..
til next time!
keep smiling!
it becomes you!!