Friday, March 18, 2011

You asked for it!


Imagine - I actually asked a stranger to take my pic. I've never done that before, but wanted a memory of this vacation.  It's very hard to see my beaded hair.

So tonight, I took my own pic. Not very flattering, but you can see the beaded hair. I only got a few on each side. Tomorrow, I will wash it out.

Ibis (or egret, I'm not sure) fishing in the early morning.

Shoreline

Lots of boats here

Can't you just feel the spray on your face?

The market place in Marigot (capital on the French Side)

More boats

Cruise ships in harbour

Good- bye, St. Maarten!

22 comments:

Karin said...

So beautiful!! Looks like you had a marvelous time!

mxtodis123 said...

Such a lovely place. Wow, I haven't seen those beads in quite awhile. I remember when I used to put them in my hair.
Mary

Natalie said...

Nice to 'meet' you Wendy. Your braids are cute. ♥

E said...

They look wonderful. I did not realize you were speaking of small braids. I like this way, with not all the hair in braids. You let your inner child out to play. : )

Hilary said...

Bo Derek eat your heart out! ;)

Looks like a beautiful place, Wendy. I'm so glad you went and enjoyed.

jojo said...

What a beautiful beach, the sands so white they look like snow! And you! You look fantastic. love the hair...glad you enjoyed yourself, I know it was a big step..;j

Nature Rambles said...

I love the first shot and the close-up of the beads in your hair!! Thanks for posting, Wendy! What a fabulous place to visit! And yes, I felt the spray!

The market place looks very tempting. Also love the bird shot.

Mother's Moon's Message said...

look at you girl with those beads in your hair... gorgeous pictures....

Maggie May said...

Loved the photos and the beaded hair & sarong.
Hope you didn't get rid of the beads (unless they hurt you when you tried to sleep.) because they are quite acceptable and very pretty.
Now you have started the ball rolling there will be many other trips, I"m sure.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Celia said...

What a great gift to yourself! Warm weather and the ocean, so soothing. Fun beaded hair.

kanak7 said...

Hi Wendy, it's me again! Thank you for asking about my sister and for sending your hugs from across the oceans!!
She's busy with her work and her children. Her first born sat for the first important school exam in Feb. The second got promoted to a higher class and the youngest keeps her on her toes!! Thank God for that! Birthdays and anniversaries are difficult times..still, she's pulling on...

Loads of love,
Kanak

Rose said...

Thanks for sharing these photos, Wendy, especially the one of your hair. Maybe you should leave them in--remember Bo Derek?:) Those beaches look so inviting!

amelia said...

Hi Wendy!

I just got internet back today from a storm last Thursday! I was checking on my blog list and found your post!!

Oh what a lovely place and you look wonderful. I'm sure there were some bittersweet moments for you but I hope for the most part that you really enjoyed yourself.

It's hard being one when you've always been two but I hope you are on the road to recovery now...

Ruth said...

I want to jump into your pictures. Nice to see you in person. You match my mental image of you.

Shammickite said...

I think it was a good decision to go on that wonderful holiday. The start of a new life and a new way of looking at things, I hope.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What great pictures, Wendy... I am so glad that you made that trip. Hope you make many, many more similar trips!!!!!

I remember St. Maarten... SO gorgeous down there. I'd love to go back myself.

Thanks for sharing, Wendy. Love your picture --and your hair... CUTE!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Nezzy said...

Oh Honey, I'm so glad you decided to do this. What fun! What an adventure. Thank you for gettin' me away from the tractors and wild~eyed cows for a bit. I enjoyed your trip through your beautiful pictures!!!

God bless and have a marvelous day sweetie!!! :o)

Cheryl said...

Dear Wendy, I am so thrilled you travelled. To feel the sun on the back of your neck, have the time to reflect on your journey, and where it takes you next.

Such a beautiful island. I hope it filled your heart and touched your soul.

I did email again....sent you a poem that mother wrote for you.
You obviously did not get it.
I will try again when I have more time.


Think of you always......

Cheryl said...

BTW love the beads......

Snappy Di said...

Nice! Bet it was fun to get away to the warmth of the island.

Di

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
I am so happy you found warmth.....and a beautiful Island to relax and walk about on. The beads are fantastic....perfect for Island time.
Enjoy being home and waiting for Spring.
Hugs,
Sherry

Naturegirl said...

Wendy! What a glorious vacation! Those beads are so in on the island!Good sport getting them!
Brings back memories of a place I will never forget!
Thanks for sharing! xo