7.24.2009

Beachy {Part 1 of 2}

One morning I took off for the beach. It's been awhile (I'm behind with my photos.) But now that I think about it, I was trying to get out in the morning, but it turned out more high noon. And it was HOT! I spent much of my time in the shade under the pier. But, I will start with one little image from our first Bands on the Beach. How cool it is that every Tuesday from May through September the Santa Rosa Island Authority offers this for free? I'll tell you how cool. Very.

"Today's the day the Teddy Bears have their Picnic."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Bratton, John W



Those ladies had the cutest picnic basket. We learned that you must bring baskets of food and jugs full of yummy drinks to this event.

Now I'm showing pics from my little beach trip. I love the people. They are everywhere and happy and having fun. It is a huge beach party everyday!

Lifeguard

ish cream sugarrw umbrellas



"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Russel Baker




“To infinity and beyond.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Buzz Lightyear

“To infinity and beyond.” by you.


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Beachy {Part 2 of 2}

"There is more to life than increasing its speed."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Gandhi




“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Etty Hillesum

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” by you.


Before I left I went to the pavilion to sit in the shade for a bit. There were a few others seeking relief from the sun, and one was this fellow playing his guitar.

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Bob Dylan

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”


The next picture wasn't on the beach at all, but taken in Pensacola on the way into the Sam's store. I guess it is the Sam's Pelican. It seems there are these pelicans all over Pensacola. I plan to photograph them all. This shot isn't so good, so I'm going back one day to take it again. When I got out of the car, which was air conditioned, and stepped into the hot air on the parking lot, my big old 85mm lens fogged up like crazy, so I just took the shot the best I could through the lens fog. D was moving on and I had to catch up with him.

Pensacola Penguin

skg touch of funky sams pelican

7.22.2009

Blue Angels {Part 1 of 3}

The Blue Angel weekend is huge in Pensacola. This is their hometown, and the people of Pensacola support them as their hometown boys. It is a heartwarming and and awesome event to witness. We did not go to Pensacola Beach for the show. Instead we watched from our little beach. And, joy of joys, they flew right overhead several times. It gives you goosebumps. At least it did me. Here are some photos from this great time. The day was overcast and hazy so they images reflect that. But, I still love them.

This group of people walked out on the dock to watch the show. And they enjoyed it...as we all did.

“We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Calvin & Hobbes

“We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are.” by you.


Fat Albert is always the opening act for the angels. This plane got it's name with good reason. It is HUGE!! The first photo is when he flew by us towards the beach, and the next one is when he flew low over the beach for the awaiting crowds. See how low he is in comparison to the buildings?

Fat Albert

fat albert2  by you.


Flying low

fat albert


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Blue Angels {Part 2 of 3}

Bring on the Blue Angels!!!

"The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn't it be? —it is the same the angels breathe."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Mark Twain




Up up and away

up up



Look how close together they fly in formation!

4angels by you.



"My soul is in the sky."
¸.•*´¨`♥ William Shakespeare



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Blue Angels {Part 3 of 3}

Lone rider

 solo


Swirls

swirls


Their beautiful profiles

profile


May God watch over you...
...always

going away by you.

7.19.2009

More of a walk along the beach and a new Farmers' Market!! {Part 1 of 7}

Here are some more pictures of a walk on the beach. I love how warm the water is! And how soothing for the soul the walk is.

The Gathering

The gathering by you.


Upside down

Upside down by you.


"Sea Shell, Sea Shell, Sing of the things you know so well."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Amy Lowell



"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Leonardo da Vinci



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More of a walk along the beach and a new Farmers' Market!! {Part 2 of 7}

"Sticking his neck out because he's tired of just sitting there hoping people will notice him for his calm energy"
¸.•*´¨`♥ StoryPeople



Can you tell that I love the hermit crabs? They tickle me beyond belief. They have gatherings (shoots the hermit theory doesn't it?) and can scoot around like crazy. I especially love the ones in the old crusty conch shells that have barnacles. And I covet the ones that have the beautiful shells that would look simply marvelous on my window sill. How does one convince a hermit crab to vacate their shell for another?

“I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Rainer Maria Rilke

“I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone” by you.


" From such crooked wood as that which man is made of,nothing straight can be fashioned. "
¸.•*´¨`♥ Immanuel Kant



These trees apparently have taken a hard hit from past hurricanes and just general weather from the Sound. But they are beautiful in their starkness.

“Purity is obscurity.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Ogden Nash

“Purity is obscurity.” by you.


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More of a walk along the beach and a new Farmers' Market!! {Part 3 of 7}

Bob Sikes Bridge

Bob Sikes Bridge by you.


Looking homeward

Our condo by you.


Our little cove

Our condos by you.


"For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Richard Bach, 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'



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More of a walk along the beach and a new Farmers' Market!! {Part 4 of 7}

"I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings



There is a farmers' market on Wednesday evenings! How happy am I? If you have read any of this journal, you know I am delirious. And not only that, but there is also one on Saturday mornings!

Port City Farmers' Market

Port City Farmers Market by you.


"In the corner store we pulled fat bottles of water from the shelves. No one thinks it's weird that we have to buy clean water, and that's how I know we're going to hell."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Michael Crichton



That building isn't part of the market, but catty corner from it.

"Watermelon -- it's a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Enrico Caruso



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More of a walk along the beach and a new Farmers' Market!! {Part 5 of 7}

"I know a bank where the wild thyme blows..."
¸.•*´¨`♥ William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream



"I talk to him when I'm lonesome like; and I'm sure he understands."
¸.•*´¨`♥ W. Dayton Wedgefarth



No, he wasn't for sale. Just hanging out looking completely relaxed and adorable.

“There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Mark Twain

“There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.” by you.


If you're wondering...yes I did, and yes it was!


"Tell me how many flowers have to die before you give this love another try"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Brad Paisley



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More of a walk along the beach and a new Farmers' Market!! {Part 6 of 7}

“A man's nature runs either to herbs, or to weeds; therefore let him seasonably water the one, and destroy the other.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Francis Bacon, Sr

“A man's nature runs either to herbs, or to weeds; therefore let him seasonably water the one, and destroy the other.” by you.


"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."
¸.•*´¨`♥ C. S. Lewis



"I don't say everything, but I paint everything."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Pablo Picasso




Pretty windchimes

Bangles by you.


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More of a walk along the beach and a new Farmers' Market!! {Part 7 of 7}

A guitar player

Guitar player by you.


An artist

dreadlocks by you.

7.15.2009

A walk

One of the most completely, simply, totally awesome things about where we live now, is in the mornings I can get up, put on my clothes (forget the shoes) stroll out of my garage right onto the beach...and then walk. Not only is it a sweet private beach, but about 1/4 mile up the beach is the Gulf Islands National Seashore. It is completely undeveloped and wild. Quiet and beautiful.

Anyway, these are photos from one of those walks.

"For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Ralph Waldo Emerson




“No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ T.S. Eliot

“No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.” by you.



“No matter how close to yours another's steps have grown, in the end there is one dance you'll do alone.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Jackson Browne

“No matter how close to yours another's steps have grown, in the end there is one dance you'll do alone.” by you.



"Well I never had a place that I could call my very own. That's all right, my love, 'cause you're my home"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Billy Joel

Up by the Bay

This has been a time of getting settled in. And exploring here and there. This particular morning we were close to the Bay waiting for Jambalaya's to open. (BTW, this is not a place I will eat at again.) But, the wait was beautiful. The water was calm but there was a gentle breeze.

“We are all in the same boat in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ G. K. Chesterton

“We are all in the same boat in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.” by you.



“Casually elegant. Barefoot elegant. Not ultra fancy. That's what we are striving for here.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Julie Norton

“Casually elegant. Barefoot elegant. Not ultra fancy. That's what we are striving for here.” by you.



“A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say 'How to Build a Boat”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Stephen Wright

“A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say 'How to Build a Boat” by you.



"Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. "
¸.•*´¨`♥ Henry James



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