3.29.2009

Spring Break 2009 {Part 1 of 3}

On the way back to Pensacola from Fairhope, Alabama, we went through a sleepy little town of Magnolia Springs. A few years ago we stayed at this Bed & Breakfast. It was such fun!

B&B
Bed & Breakfast


skg touch of hope church doors
A little Church


I did say it was a sleepy little town, didn't I? The following picture is a beautiful canopied street in Magnolia Springs. As a matter of fact, it is the main road. I stood in the middle of the street to take this picture. I was there for about 5 minutes, at least. During that time, not one car came by. Sweet.

"The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.'

"The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.'
¸.•*´¨`♥ Ralph Waldo Emerson


This cute little face was on one of the trees. So whimsical.

"I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues."

"I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Dr. Suess



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Spring Break 2009 {Part 2 of 3}

There was free parking in Magnolia Springs. Yes, Sir.

free parking
Free Parking


This was a sign on the wall in the resturant/bar where we had lunch.

town drunk
Town drunk


Finally we got back to Pensacola. We rested up a bit then went to the Fish House for dinner.

fish house dock
Fish House Dock


"I've read a lot of books, so I know bunches of stuff that sounds like it could be true."

"I've read a lot of books, so I know bunches of stuff that sounds like it could be true."
¸.•*´¨`♥ StoryPeople


"If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good?"

"If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good?"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Cardinal Richeleu



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Spring Break 2009 {Part 3 of 3}

The next morning before heading out to the beach, we had a bagel at Bagel Heads.

"I orchestrate my mornings to the tune of coffee."

"I orchestrate my mornings to the tune of coffee."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Harry Mahtar


"Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair..."

"Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair..."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Susan Polis Shutz


"Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed."

"Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Walt Whitman


This is a special dock. Why? Because it is where D proposed to me many years ago!

d and the dock
Our dock

3.28.2009

57th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival {Part 1 of 3}

We decided to take advantage of the fact that we were in Pensacola during the 57th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival in Fairhope, Alabama. Oh, my. What a sweet little town. When we lived in Gulf Breeze, we made it over there for the festival once. So we decided to go again.

57th annual
Arts & Crafts Festival


Of course, there was arts & crafts.

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Friedrich Nietzsche


upsidedown
Bottle collection


“Play fair. Don't hit people. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.”

“Play fair. Don't hit people. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Robert Fulghum


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57th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival {Part 2 of 3}

There were soooooo many people. All ages. All kinds.

"A child is a curly dimpled lunatic."

"A child is a curly dimpled lunatic."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Henry Ward Beecher


This firetruck was from 1955. It is in tip top shape. For every parade, they bring it out and drive the mayor of Fairhope through the streets. It was sparkly as it was the day it was made.

"Driving a fire truck is always a thrill. Is it better than sex? No!"

"Driving a fire truck is always a thrill. Is it better than sex? No!"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Lou Angeli


church mouse
Church Mouse


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57th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival {Part 3 of 3}

This town was full of old beautiful homes.

balcony
The balcony


"The years teach much which the days never knew."

"The years teach much which the days never knew."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Ralph Waldo Emerson


"There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine."

"There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Logan Pearsall Smith


“One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.”

“One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Vincent van Gogh

3.27.2009

Pensacola Beach! {Part 1 of 2}

Over D's spring break, we went to Penascola. Lucky for us that also involves Pensacola Beach. Only the absolutely most beautiful beach in the world. And I can say that with confidence, as I am a beach connoisseur. The sand is soft and sugar white. It makes little squeeky music when you walk on it. The water is clear blue, green, turquoise and aqua. The first thing you will see, pointing the way to the beach, is the world famous Pensacola Beach Sign. An icon.

"Life is good at the beach!"

"Life is good at the beach!"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Unknown


In the beach parking lot, you will be greeted by the Pensacola Beach watertower...aka the 'beach ball'. Another icon.

“Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.”

“Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Michelle Held


"It's never too late to have a happy childhood."

"It's never too late to have a happy childhood."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Berke Breathed


“The beach is in our blood. Everyone in our family returns to the beach instinctively, just like the sea turtles.”

“The beach is in our blood. Everyone in our family returns to the beach instinctively, just like the sea turtles.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Sandy Archibald


“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Jacques Cousteau


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Pensacola Beach! {Part 2 of 2}

“I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.”

“I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ T. S. Eliot


“My life is like a stroll on the beach...as near to the edge as I can go.”

“My life is like a stroll on the beach...as near to the edge as I can go.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Thoreau


"I am you; you are ME. You are the waves; I am the ocean."

"I am you; you are ME. You are the waves; I am the ocean."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Sri Sathya Sai Baba


"Softly the evening came. The sun from the western horizon Like a magician extended his golden wand o'er the landscape."

"Softly the evening came. The sun from the western horizon Like a magician extended his golden wand o'er the landscape."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

3.19.2009

The Church, the College and other bits of the day {Part 1 of 3}

Once again D was in class and dropped me off. I wanted to tour Flaggler College, but missed the tour for that day. Maybe next time. I did get some photos of what I could, then moved on to a church.

Let's start with the Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Memorial Presbyterian Church
Memorial Presbyterian Church


church thing
I'm sure there is a word for what this is...I just don't know it. It's in the church courtyard.


These flowers were also in the courtyard. Such a pretty and serene place.

"It is at the edge of the petal that love waits."

"It is at the edge of the petal that love waits."
¸.•*´¨`♥ William Carlos Williams


"The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. "

"The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. "
¸.•*´¨`♥ Basho


"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Albert Einstein


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The Church, the College and other bits of the day {Part 2 of 3}

church door
Church Door


Then I went inside. So quiet and beautiful. I loved the peaceful feeling a person gets in an empty church. Cool. Shadows. Stained glass. Lovely.

"I am, I said To no one there, And no one heard at all, Not even the chair..."

"I am, I said To no one there, And no one heard at all, Not even the chair..."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Neil Diamond


"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,And all the sweet serenity of books."

"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,And all the sweet serenity of books."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The next two pictures were from Flagler College. Aren't these flowers just the happiest little things you've seen in a long time? I smile each time I look at this picture.

"I pray, what flowers are these? The pansy this, O, that's for lover's thoughts."

"I pray, what flowers are these? The pansy this, O, that's for lover's thoughts."
¸.•*´¨`♥ George Chapman


"If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday."

"If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Pearl Buck


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The Church, the College and other bits of the day {Part 3 of 3}

I then just started walking. Soon I found myself in Lincolnville. And I walked and walked. There I found this plaque:

pwb mlk sign
Martin Luther King Slept Here


This was the house behind the plaque. I'm sure it was in one of these rooms that he slept.

mlk slept here
The upstairs windows


The rest are just pictures from my walk.

Butterfield Garage Art Gallery
Butterfield Garage Art Gallery


"I have received no more than one or two letters in my life that were worth the postage. "

"I have received no more than one or two letters in my life that were worth the postage. "
¸.•*´¨`♥ Henry David Thoreau, Walden


“If I paid ten dollars for a cigar, first I'd make love to it, then I'd smoke it."

“If I paid ten dollars for a cigar, first I'd make love to it, then I'd smoke it."
¸.•*´¨`♥ George Burns


“I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.”

“I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Douglas Adams


That last quote pretty well sums up my day. Well, now that I think about it, my life.



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