Tag Archives: Florida

3 days … 3 quotes challenge: Take Me to the Beach

“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but moment to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.”  ~ Sandy Gingras Summertime. Hot sand, warm breezes, turquoise waters. I … Continue reading

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The Gift of Rain

“Nothing reminds us of an awakening more than rain.” ― Dejan Stojanovic I am standing on the porch watching the rain come. It is beautiful. It seems to dance on the glistening foliage before falling to the ground and then … Continue reading

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Up Periscope

“Fresh water. This is so great and all to myself.” “Hey! Where did you come from?” “I guess we can share. There’s more than one stream.” “Treading water gets awful tiresome.” “Aah! That’s better. This is the life. Florida living … Continue reading

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See You at Sunset : Mallory Square ~ Key West

“Another day in this carnival of souls. Another night settles in as quickly as it goes. ”  Unknown To celebrate the close of another day in Paradise, visitors find their way to Mallory Square located on the waterfront in Key … Continue reading

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Key West ~ Southernmost Paradise

“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Joining in on Marianne of East of Malaga’s One Trip Every Month Challenge, come with us as we walk the quiet side streets of Old … Continue reading

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One Trip EVERY Month: Burnt Store Road

 “The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.”   ~ Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth Prodded by Marianne’s monthly challenge, One Trip EVERY … Continue reading

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The Cracker Day Rodeo

Marianne of East of Malaga has created the One Trip EVERY Month Challenge which sounds like fun. She’s even suggesting we include those local places of interest that we never get around to visiting but wished we had. With cameras … Continue reading

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No Condos Here, Yet

Our little island works hard at keeping land developers at bay. It is zoned primarily for agriculture which is what keeps its rural charm, a part of old Florida that still remains. Several times a week, I pass by this … Continue reading

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Too Big

“For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be.” ― John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things Living on Miami Beach in the servant’s quarters of a large … Continue reading

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An Abundance of Stars ~ Star Fruit: A Winter Harvest

It hardly feels like winter here in SW Florida with temperatures in the 80’s, but all that can change and probably will. For now, I will soak and bathe in its healing sunshine and not complain. Our Star Fruit (Carambola) … Continue reading

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