life, travel

Take a Break

I have two close friends, and they both live 1,200 miles away. I have other friends, but none of them have gotten to know the deepest me, like those two. And, they stuck around anyway.

A week ago, one of them came from Chicago to visit me here in Florida. I’m taking a break (<-No pun intended) from the series about my husband’s broken feet. This post is a light-hearted look at some photos from my friend’s visit.

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life, photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic

The Weekly Photo Challenge called my name again. Since I don’t blog every day, and I already had blogs scheduled, I’m posting it two days before the next challenge.

I have three photos hanging over my fireplace mantel. When I first put them there, I loved the contrast between the two old photos and the new photo. I loved that you could see the difference in generations, in eras, and yet still see the similarity.

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life, nature

Views from an Evening Walk

After sharing my views from a morning walk a couple of weeks ago, I thought I’d share some from our evening walk today.

Our Florida subdivision has a lot of different sub-subdivisions. The one from last week is the one I live in. We like to change things up on occasion and walk through different areas, so most of these photos are from another sub-subdivision across from ours. The homes there, circle a small man-made lake.

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life, nature

Views from a Morning Walk

I took a camera with me on my morning walk with the dog. Thought I’d share some of the simple Florida neighborhood sites.

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The sun is coming up on a quaint little front yard setting.

Below is something we commonly see on trees here.

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blogging, life, quotes

Wednesday Wisdom

I apologize for changing my blog theme a few times now. I’m having difficulty finding one that will feature the specific things I’d like featured. I liked the Misty Lake theme, but didn’t like the haze it put over the photos. It takes away from their clarity. So, I’m back to the original blog theme I picked when I started one year ago. I just got bored with it after a while, but it seems to fit my needs.

Now, on to today’s Wednesdays’ Wisdom. Since I wrote about optimism and hope recently, I found that faith should be included in that grouping as well. Since this is Holy week, it couldn’t be more fitting. Which quote is your favorite?

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dogs, Food, life, Pets, thoughts

Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Hot

Did you think “hot” meant “beautiful.” Um, nope. I’m literally HOT!

I guess what I mean is, don’t hate me because I get to live in a HOT climate in the winter. I know a lot of people pine for a tropical setting this time of year. In all honesty, I AM grateful not to experience freezing temps, but I’m NOT glad about the HEAT! I guess you can call me “Goldylocks,” and not because I have golden locks.

Soooo … on Saturday I broke myself away from this addicting blog universe, and went to the yearly Art Fest downtown with my husband. We decided to take our dog, Max, with us. Continue reading “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Hot”