I snapped this shot while taking shelter from the wind and rain last night. The gulf was a bit agitated but I still love that view!
Archive for ‘Observations’
What a lovely way to end the week – with a rooftop view, good friends, and a great conversation! Thanks to Katie and Natasha for picking the location, it was my first time at Level 11 and I plan on getting back up there for sunset soon. It also reminded me how much I still have to explore around here!
The days are lengthening and as the planet tilts, the sun comes into alignment with this opening in the John’s Pass bridge pier.
Please forgive my grainy photo, next time I’ll take a better camera with me. Thankfully, I’ll have a few more months to play with this view.
Like a Song Lyric
Talk about a coincidence, I blew out my flip flop Saturday night at the C-Key Tiki Fest. Thankfully, unlike Jimmy Buffett, I did not step on a pop top…
My friend Loretta and I drove up to Cedar Key this past weekend for the inaugural C-Key Tiki Fest. Though we were there for the music, with the wide open spaces, it was easy to see why it’s called Florida’s Nature Coast.
The festival featured Trop Rock singer-songwriters (the Jimmy Buffett inspired genre) from all over Florida as well as Nashville and points further north. I love these small, laid-back gatherings; the music is fun and there’s plenty of time to socialize and dance with fellow attendees (and musicians).
Turned out there were quite a few of us from the Tampa area and I look forward to seeing my new phriends at upcoming events. It was Loretta’s first introduction to the Parrothead lifestyle and I’m certain it won’t be her last.
The dog-bird boats, bushel baskets, and other tackle (evidence of the area’s famous fishing, clams, and oysters industries) scattered throughout the quaint village piqued my curiosity. After this brief stay, I know I’ll be back up to explore the various parks and preserves and to delve into the area’s history.
Last of the Spring Breakers
My cousin Gracie traveled down from Ohio with friends this week. While the rest of the gang stayed in an RV park about an hour south, Gracie came up and spent some time with me.
Though the weather wasn’t the greatest we made the best of the cooler, windier days. Fun times!
Chasing the Moon
By Saturday night it was a couple days past full but the moon was still mesmerizing as it danced in and out of the clouds. My neighbor’s palm tree also put on a good show.
Bunny Rapid Transit
Just spotted this character in traffic (had to turn around in order to get the photo). Guess that explains how he’s able to hide all those eggs in all those places.
Different Way of Doing Things…
I came across this image on Facebook a few days ago and thought it was a cute joke. But yesterday the nearby town of St Pete Beach actually hosted an underwater Easter egg hunt.
However you celebrate, I hope it’s happy!
Whether on purpose or by happy accident, this cheery sunflower is blooming near the bird feeder in my front yard. It probably just dropped from the feeder but then again, the Blue Jays do love burying seeds in my yard.
A few feet away more peanut plants have sprouted, in the same general area as the jays “planted” them last year. It’s a brilliant strategy with a fantastic return on investment, if only they were as good with money!