Wednesday, October 30, 2013

happy Halloween!

wishing everyone a safe and funfilled Halloween..

Monday, October 28, 2013

Blue Monday..

With the most recent changes in our weather..
from scorchingly almost unberably hot and humid..
to reasonably seasonably tolerable..
I find myself  outdoors  more...
whether enjoying morning cuppa on the patio..
or lunch alfresco when running errands..
or simply chasing butterflies with the Nikon..
contentedly perched wave watching at the beach..
BLUE skies..water..awesome shades of blues and greens!

I've missed and so looked forward to being outdoors...
although NOT new home does have a lot of interesting  things to enjoy....

Now that tourists numbers have dwindled, roadways are less crowded, making exploring easier for the locals..
Scenic 30-A is one of those favorites..offering secluded beaches between the quaint "towns" along the way.. a photographer's mecca..dreams come true here with the perfect light!
Closer in are marinas with all types af water craft..

(courtesy margo Redd)

Here two sailboats are rafting up to enjoy a  sunset toast..
Speaking of toasts and food, eateries to suit every taste can be found.. a favorite  is the Whale's Tail..
All this fresh air has whetted my appetite.. think I'll go find something tasty!

Linking to:
Mosaic Monday
Blue Monday
Amaze me Monday

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Autumn Delights..

Have been under the weather for the past week..
am actually beginning to feel HUMAN again..
the weather has been just delightful!..

As I sat on the patio watching the Gulf Fritallaries flitting about,
could not help remembering past Autumns in Colorado.

Across the street from my old home in Denver was the most glorious Maple tree which had been planted forty years prior
when the house was first built.
I watched the tree for the  changing seasons.

Here in Florida, even with the cooler weather, there really hasn't been much change.
My lawn is green..
Palm trees stay green all year do palmettos and pines..
the wild grape vines are beginning to have yellow leaves..
Goldenrod is blooming prolifically as are many other weeds..
hence the abundance of the butterflies tanking on nectar..
closer to the beach are golden sea oats..
October hurries Autumn in with parades of pumpkins..

colorful mums.. 

courtesy Google
and halloweeny decorations..
But, I really miss Colorado when I see photos like these:

Makes me just wanna pick up that phone to make reservations..
I could be there cuddling my BIG boy Brax in under 5 hours....
have a delightful Sunday..
hug someone you love..
smile and the world smiles with you!

Joining Seasonal Sunday at the Tablescaper

Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday... do I love thee?
Looking out my window, I see clearing skies..
touches of BLUE among the white cloud cover..

As you well know, the gulf coast had all eyes focused on Hurricane Karen..which was supposed to make landfall on Saturday..
however, with upper level drying winds, she  basically lost the winds of her sails..and was downgraded to a wet messy tropical storm..
But not before allowing  this beautiful dawn on Saturday morning..
what a glorious start to my day!

Like everyone else in their right mind, I checked and  replenished items in my "Hurricane Preparedness Pantry"..just in case! 
Bottled water keeps indefinitely,as do candles, checked the supply of Flashlight well as items such as manual can opener, knives, utensils, paper goods..also checked expiration dates on canned goods..
Then off I went, Nikon fully charged..list ready.
The day was gorgeous!.
stopped by my favorite weed patch to see the butterflies..
so hard to capture..

we zipped out to the beach.. to see the waves..

the surfers..

and Bikers..
Thunder Beach weekend..(an annual event)
most were very courteous..

such beautiful Motorcycles..!

filled my gas tank..always do this to be ready to evacuate..
stopped by the grocery store for bread and milk..
back to the beach for more pics..

by now..the sun was getting low...
joined this group of sunset watchers...

for this....
back home..
just in time..
the rains came pouring down..
accompanied to the booms of thunder and flashing lightning...
settled in for the nite..
toasty and secure..

wishing you blue skies and sunshine..
Blue Monday
Mosaic Monday
Outdoors Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday