Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Magnolia Blossoms

"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.  All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."  ~Helen Keller

Happy Wednesday everyone.  

Until next time...


Friday, June 7, 2013

Feathered Friends

Tufted Titmouse

Carolina Chickadee

I wish the Chickadee was more in focus but I like the bokeh in the background.

Blue Jay

"Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart."  ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Just a few feathered friends I thought I'd share.  Have a great weekend everyone.

Until next time...


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Smiles of Nature

"Colors are the smiles of nature."  ~Leigh Hunt

Annie update:  She ate her breakfast a little slower this morning because she's still a little drugged.  Also I think her throat might be sore from the breathing tube they had in her during surgery.  She's been crying off and on since just before breakfast.  I'm pretty sure she needs to go outside but it hurts her to go down the ramp, which is the only way for her to get out.  She goes back to the vet at 3:15 for a clean bandage and possibly a pain shot. Clean bandage wasn't due until Thursday but it got wet when she went out earlier.  We sure don't want her paw to get infected.  A big thank you to all of you who have asked about her and sent prayers and well wishes.  Annie and I really appreciate it.  

Wishing everyone a wonderful day.  

Until next time...


Sunday, June 2, 2013

I'm feeling artsy today

I dug into the archives for these.  Hope you don't mind.  These photos were taken last year (May 8, 2012) while out on the boat with my sister and her husband (my BIL).  I did post one of the St. Pete skyline but that was all. The photos themselves didn't come out very well which is why they have a cross hatch effect applied to them.  I kind of like it and I think it enhances the retro feel of the buildings, especially the first two.  They look artsy don't you think.

Brightwater Towers Condominiums on Snell Isle

One of my favorite buildings in St. Pete (Snell Isle).  I believe it was built in 1962.

St. Petersburg Pier

I've been here a few times in my life.  It's a nice way to spend some time and it's on the water so you can't beat that.  This pier is set to close soon and a new one built.    If you're interested to see what the new pier will look like watch the video here or visit the photo gallery here and look for the gallery link at the top of the page.  The inverted pyramid pier seen here opened in 1973 but the pier has existed in some form or another since 1889.

St. Petersburg skyline

Most of the day was spent right here around this spot.  My sister and BIL fished while I took photos.  I like to fish but my main objective was to take photos.  So while they messed around with smelly bait and fish I sat back, took photos and got sunburned. Overall it was a great day.  

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Please send good thoughts and prayers Annie's way tomorrow.  She's having surgery to remove one of her toes.  She's such a sweet baby.  I can't wait until tomorrow is over and she's home and doing okay. 

"How sure I feel, how warm and strong and happy
For the future!  How sure the future is within me;
I am like a seed with a perfect flower enclosed...."
~D.H. Lawrence

Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday afternoon and a magnificent Monday.

Until next time...


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Pretty in Purple

"The search for happiness is unlike any other search, for we search last in the likeliest places."  ~Robert Brault

Mexican Petunias planted by my sister a couple or so weeks ago.  The blooms are very pretty but they don't last very long. 

Wishing everyone a super Saturday night and a wonderful Sunday.

Until next time...