Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Winter Escape

Good Morning, Florida!

There's nothing like warm sand between fingers and toes. 

Or having a pit full of baby alligators to feed.

Cute little critters - glad there's a bridge to stand upon.

Rare opportunity to hold a 2-year old alligator.
Can't do that where we come from!
Not sure if you can see, but they've taped the mouth shut. 

And on to the tortoise.
He was very gentle and allowed the children to pet him.

Pool time at the Resort.
January in Florida is relatively quiet.
 

Ahhh - Evening.
One last wade-in-the-ocean before heading back to the hotel.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

A New Year begins...


Good Morning!


Nice and sunny today!


Welcome - please come in



Concentration

Trees sparkling with light




Children sparkling with joy



Flowers bursting with life

New beginnings

Sunday, December 21, 2014

'Tis the Solstice






Find yourself walking along a path…..

Is it winter?

Or summer?

Daytime?

Or night?

Do you see flowers?


Or birds….


Or faerie sparkles in the trees..


'Tis a time for reflection….


..on our journey, as we leave the darkness behind and welcome the light.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Summer morphs into fall

Summer rains bring a welcome relief from the heat.  Think this little butterfly got more than just a drink!

Oh those hibs are sweet!  Gotta drink up before the cold weather comes.

Sleepy bee - I could almost pet him.  Fall must be approaching

Fall flowers come into their own

Kids back at school: we're all in our places with bright shiny faces!

Now what does this have to do with anything?

It was Sunday morning and I'd just finished a tai chi class held in this park by the water.  I often sit on a bench afterwards, sip my water and rest.  As I was sitting there admiring the view...


An elderly man and young Chinese lady walked by my bench, down some stone steps and on to another bench closer to the water (the one you see in the pic).
I wondered what their relationship was.
Relatives? Unlikely.
Elderly gent and his caretaker? Probably. But there seemed to be such a difference in age.  Maybe she was a great-granddaughter and one of her parents was Oriental.

I watched their body language for a bit and saw that they were quite comfortable with each other.  As unobtrusively as possible, I snapped this photo. Unfortunately her head whipped around at the sound of my camera, and I immediately shifted position to snap the one you see above of the boats. That's why it's not very good, but I was trying to pretend I had no interest in her or her companion and was randomly taking pics on a beautiful sunny morning.

After a while, they rose to go. I wondered if she would glare at me as they passed my bench.  Or come right out and ask if I'd taken their pic.  I deliberated and then figured that if it was a big deal, I'd just delete the pics.

Really - sometimes my imagination gets the best of me.

They both smiled as they approached my bench and we had a good chat.
Elderly gent and sweet young caretaker.  Out walking and taking in the unusually warm autumn day.  I hope we have more of these lovely days before the cold sets in.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Froggie Fun

I did NOT say you were fat!

You rang, Suh?
Just hanging around

Whatever floats your boat

Frog sandwich
"My dear, you smell lovely tonight!"

You go first! 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Out and about

Rough Day?



Move over - get your foot out of my face!

Meet….. the Blob Sisters

Gertrude and Gretta

Lost Hen?  Lost Cat and Dog posters are common, but a Lost Hen?


And the Bride wore yellow. LOL

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Froggie Tales

 Stand off?  Or Love at first sight?


What'cha staring at?


 Shhhhh! I'm hiding...
Where did he go?