Friday, December 21, 2007

Footloose

Holiday visitors arrive in Naples and the first order of business is to test the waters...

Yep, it's warm enough to swim.

“A real friend is someone who takes a winter vacation on a sun-drenched beach and does not send a card.”
~Farmer’s Almanac

20 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photo. Reminds me that we used to do that when we came down to Florida. Except when we show up the sun disappears.

Kate said...

Sea, sand, and surf--what more can anyone ask? A great way to spend a holiday.

Ex-Shammickite said...

And that's exactly what we did while we were at Ormond Beach in November, every morning we were off to the beach to make sure the ocean was still there.... and of course, it was! Nice picture, it reminds me of the happy times on vacation. Can't wait till next year!

b.c. said...

Great photo and I love that quote you added!

slinger said...

On New Years day in my state, they cut a hole in the ice and people actually jump into the frigid water to start the new year off right.

I, for the life of me, cannot figure out why your photo brought that thought to my mind?

Jilly said...

I always know if I click on your blog, there will be words that mean something and beautiful photographs. I needed you this morning and you were there. Beautiful photograph, Isabella.

Bergson said...

i want to test also waters

Gwen said...

Its definitely the first order of business! There are holiday visitors here and the other day at the beach I saw them doing this very thing...you know you can always instinctively tell when someone is not used to the ocean or living by it and sometimes it seems that they appreciate it more than those of us who live with it daily! About your family members named Madelaine and Madelyn--this is such a classically beautiful name..it also brings to mind the Madelaine (spelling?) of Hitchcock's Vertigo. :)

evlahos said...

great shots, excellent colors, wonderful blog

Keropok Man said...

i like what you wrote! how true!

everyone test the waters.

now i am wondering... how many degrees is it? how salty is the water? haha...

Felicia said...

You have captured that phenomena perfectly! It happens here too - need to put your foot in the "Pacific/Atlantic/water body name here"!

Halcyon said...

Love the quote! Florida is a nice place to spend the holidays. Who needs snow? :)

Nikon said...

Looks a lot better than what's out my window! Snow & grey skies :-)

GMG said...

Snow in Naples, Florida? Crazy world... ;))
Sorry for having taken so much time to come back here, but I will not tell you about my last weeks… The problem is that the coming ones don’t seem much nicer, at least up to January 14th, 2008…
But let’s forget all that; I wish you a nice holiday season and I’ll try to come back here to divert from less interesting tasks!
Blogtrotter

Curly said...

Is it still summer in Florida?

Thanks for your pictures throughout the year, and for your contribution to the City Daily Photo network.Have a joyous Christmas and a Happy New
Year,
from South Shields Daily Photo

Kuanyin said...

Love that quote! Happy Solstice!

Sonia said...

Just stopping by to wish to you and yours a HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!

Gwen said...

Isabella, happy holidays and best wishes for the holiday season for you and your family.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hmmm Isabella,
"does NOT send a card?"
What kind-a friend am I , I always do! OOOOOPS Maybe I should chamge my habits?

Great photo I LOVVVVVVVE this!!!!

WendyB said...

Wish I were there! Looks great.