Sunday, April 27, 2008

400th Post and Farewell...

Big Hickory Island Beach

"The sun... has gone... to bed and so must I...

So long...farewell...auf weidersehen... goodbye...


(from The Sound of Music)

Dear blogger friends,

After year and a half and 400 posts, I will be taking an extended leave of absence from this forum. Hopefully it is not a true "goodbye", but rather "until we meet again one day".

If you find yourself missing the brilliant Florida light (and you know you will ;-)), please drop in on my many fellow CDP bloggers around the Sunshine State.

Thank you for your visits, kind comments and friendship. I will miss you and the images of your hometowns and promise to visit, whenever possible. In the meantime -

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Remember me

off Key West, Florida

"Ships that pass in the night,
and speak each other in passing,
Only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness.
So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another.
Only a look and a voice;
then darkness again and a silence."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Tales of a Wayside Inn
Tomorrow, Sunday, I will celebrate my 400th post and more. Today's post is a sign of things to come...

Friday, April 25, 2008

Grumpy Bird

"Bird wakes up feeling grumpy. Too grumpy to eat or play - too grumpy even to fly."

I wonder if Jeremy Tankard had this bird in mind when he wrote his book;-)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

No regrets

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,

Old Times is still a-flying:

And this same flower that smiles today,

Tomorrow will be dying."

Robert Herrick To the Virgins to Make Much of Time

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Reflections fascinate me. It's like a big puzzle - can you find all the pieces that make up 2 completely diverse pictures? Like this one, taken of an art gallery in Key West.

Or this one, of a funky art gallery in downtown Naples.

And my favorite, yet another art gallery in...can you guess where?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


To celebrate Earth Day 2008, I am going green...

How will you mark the day?

Monday, April 21, 2008


Small alley behind a garden shop, downtown Naples.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

I spy Sunday

I spied an Anhiga, surveying his territory, but if you enlarge the photo, you will spy something else in the water...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Little helper

The rabbit on the right (please click to enlarge) is on our payroll - he trims the arbor so we don't have to.

(Sorry, can't visit, I am travelling).

Friday, April 18, 2008



"You wanna piece of me?" challenged the Hawk.
The pair of Blue Jays, chasing him away from their nest, took notice.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Needs grooming

Who is more hairy - Truffles or his keeper?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Stop the World - I Want to Get Off

Rest stop along Florida Turnpike (taken from a speeding car).

"This big old world is spinning like a top
Come and help me now and make it stop
All you have to do is live for now
Come along with me I'll show you how..."

It's one of those days...You know what I mean?