Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday ..Margo's Awesome Adventure

Just had to share...
from my delightful friend /sister Margo...

"...and I went on an early morning adventure.
My main mission was to go get a sunrise photo, rain or shine or whatever....and got there just in time for a beauty!
It was a big red sun ball..
and my little camera does not even do any justice to it.
I had never before noticed that the Mid-Bay Bridge..
is visible from this side of Choctawhatchee Bay...
it must be at least 10-12 miles away from the old bench here.
Then I went down underneath the Brooks Bridge downtown Fort Walton Beach...only one homeless guy was there this morning.

Driving back home I passed by Uptown Station on Eglin Pkwy and noticed an electronic ad for coffee and bake shop; so, pulled into the shopping center and found myself a nice new place to have really wonderful coffee and freshly made blueberry scones. I was delighted!
They (retired military couple) roast and grind their own beans and bake all the pastries and make the sandwiches.The scones were excellent and I also bought some of her freshly made chicken salad, a croissant, some red grapes for my lunch later on today. The coffee I had was an Alta Mogiana blend from Brazil...luscious!

They make fresh cups of tea for real tea tea bags!!
The place is called COFFEE GROUNZ. They were very nice to me...I'll be back!

Thanks to my awesome friend Margo who allowed me to use her personal PERFECT letter for my post today..
More fun  adventures can be found at
Wednesday Outdoors

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Happy Birthday toooooooooYOU!

You are cordially invited..
to join me in wishing the happiest of birthdays to my sweet  mersisteroftheheart..

the guest of honor is a secret..
but all of you know her very well..
Like me..she is a Mermaid..

loving all things coastal.
wet, watery, 
a bit on the "wild" side..
not really wild.. 
but her drum has a different beat for marching..
our mystery lady  was born on the opposite coast from me..
she spent many years on a California coast..
(was only away from the water once  when in Arizona!)
a song was written in her honor?
she has ties to all things southern..
loves delicious seafood..
especially in little out of the way places..
she hails from a military background..
married a Vietnam vet..
two children..
I've never heard her speak of pets..
however, she loves all critters as gifts from above..
is creative,so delightfully funny..
but is dearly serious about preserving our our planet and its oceans..
she is such a talented, remarkable , loving person..
and to me... 
she is  my mermaid sister of the sea, sister of my heart..

                "The tide recedes, but leaves bright seashells on the sand,
                 The sun goes down, but leaves its warmth upon the land,
                 The music stops, but lives on in sweet refrain,
                 For everything that passes, something beautiful remains. "

Happy Birthday Shellbelle..Rhonda Renee!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Blue Monday..

In between thunderstorms today, there were periods of glorious sunshine..cottonball puffy clouds..against the prettiest blue sky..
around 5pm, after having lazed the afternoon away..
catnapping with the felines.
I realized there was no ice cream in the house!
so quickly, I donned appropriate attire,
put on my happy face..
grabbed Nikon and purse..
out the door I went...

first stop at the end of my street...
the place where I tresspass..tostealmoments of absorb,infuse, reflect, reinvigorate...
to pray, thankfully, for all his many blessings...

Second stop was on the beach front...
The light was so perfectly soft...
 A bit of HDR on this one...

Again,, incredible light..
and then.. back to reality..
purchased ice cream..and Fried Chicken for dinner!
headed home with a smile on my face and joy in my heart...
Joining Sally and the gang for Blue Monday..

Saturday, July 13, 2013

.Out of the past..

I know I've been away for a long time now..
many difficult emotional personal events happening in my life..
but a when dear friend sent this to me ..all I could do was laugh..
which I'm sure you will do also..
for your viewing pleasure..
Presenting bras we have known....