8.30.2009

Flea Market Treasures {Part 1 of 2}

I love a Flea Market. D does not. And we have been together for ages. How this ever got by me is a mystery. So, I go by myself. It so happens that there is a Gulf Breeze Flea Market, so I went last weekend.

The first is a picture of a old dovetailed copper pot. I figure it dates back to the early 1800's. BEAUTIFUL!! I didn't get it last week, but I did go back this weekend and bought it. It weighs a ton. But it is a ton of sheer copper beauty.

Copper pot
my copper pot

dc bonetemps copper pot by you.



"The heart has its reasons that reason does not know."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Pascal




"Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life."
¸.•*´¨`♥ William Faulkner




"The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Brooks Atkinson



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Flea Market Treasures {Part 2 of 2}

"Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Doug Larson




"I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Alan Greenspan




"Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings!"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Author Unknown




"There are things in American culture that want to wipe the class distinction. Blue jeans. Ready-made clothes. Coca-Cola."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Leslie Fiedler

A perfect day at the beach {Part 1 of 3}

I went to the beach last Sunday by myself. It was such a perfect day...I can't even begin to explain. The weather. The water. The sun. All was in perfect harmony. While looking out across the most beautiful beach at the pristine blue water of the Gulf of Mexico, I realized exactly why I had such a strong desire to move back here. I needed to fill my soul with all this beauty and enjoy. Enjoy...enjoy.

It started out pretty normal. I went two parking stops past the Portofino condos towards the Gulf Islands National Seashore, one of my most favorite areas on the coast. Portofinos are imposing structures on the beach. Not my favorites, but no one asked me before construction begun. There are about four of these. Nice I suppose. But not what I imagine when I think of the beach.

Portofino
ummm...big

p by you.



Boardwalk
my destination

dawn 70 boardwalk by you.



Sea oats
Go little sea oats!

seaoats by you.



"For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment..."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Claude Monet



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A perfect day at the beach {Part 2 of 3}

This view is what absolutely took my breath away. It was serene and powerful all at the same time. I didn't wear my swimming suit because I hadn't planned on swimming. DUH. Boy, did I ever regret that. I pulled up my shorts and waded out as far as I could. Let's put it this way. That didn't work so well. I ended up soaked, and happy, from the hips down.

"The sky and the strong wind have moved the spirit inside me till I am carried away trembling with joy."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Uvavnuk



Then, the most magical thing happened. I saw three dark shapes out further in the water. So I walked as close as I could. It was three stringrays swimming and playing in the warm sunny water. They are the most graceful sea creatures. They came in close to the shore and then started up and down the shore. And I followed them. Up and down the shore, laughing and having a wonderful time. Eventually they lead me to a little area where shells gathered and they swam out to sea. I was sad to see them go, but started collecting shells. Then I looked up and they were back with six more! Oh happy days! They swam up close to me again and twirled around a few times, then were off into the deep.

Stingrays
grace in motion

rays1 by you.


Another ocean creature that was here and there were moon jelly fish. They floated like clouds in the sky and went where ever the ocean took them. Relaxing.

Moon Jelly Fish


jellyfish by you.



Pink
like jewels

moonface by you.


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A perfect day at the beach {Part 3 of 3}

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Ralph Waldo Emerson




One last look


ocean 3 by you.


On the way home I stopped at the Pensacola Beach Spaceship House to finally take a picture. Maybe next time I'll go to the other side to get more, but I was in a hurry to get home. I did a little research and found that the spaceship part is a Futuro home. Interesting.

Spaceship Information


spaceship by you.



"Because you should always do something on a spaceship if you can…"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Joss Whedon

8.28.2009

Sunrise on the Sound {Part 1 of 3}

We had visitors! So seldom that happens. It was an old friend from Illinois and his girlfriend...Daniel and Nikki. It was so nice to see a familiar face. And they didn't mind being photographed! I tried not to be a nuisance, but I took a couple.

One evening Nikki said she was going to set her alarm to watch the sunrise at our dock. So, the next morning I woke up and saw the sun hadn't come up yet. I hurried up and got dressed so I could go down. D decided he didn't want to miss the show, so he came also. But, guess who didn't show? Yep. Nikki :-)

"In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Rabindranath Tagore




Just a little

 sunrise12 by you.



A little more

 sunrise10 by you.



Blue
on blue

sunrise3 by you.


Sitting on the dock of the bay
¸.•*´¨`♥ Otis Redding

sunrise15 by you.


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Sunrise on the Sound {Part 2 of 3}

Sailboats
in the sunrise

sunrise17 by you.



Seaweed
washed up on the beach

sunrise18 by you.



Sitting on the balcony
The Threesome

  threesome2 by you.



Nikki
Beautiful smile

 nikki by you.


Daniel
the soda sipper

daniel by you.


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Sunrise on the Sound {Part 3 of 3}

"If I love you with all my heart, she said, what will you give me? & then she stopped & said I didn't have to answer that because she was going to do it anyway."
¸.•*´¨`♥ StoryPeople




Little kiss

 daniel and nikki   by you.



"I have seen him in Hawaiian shirts, she said, so there is nothing hidden between us "
¸.•*´¨`♥ StoryPeople

8.22.2009

Not Quite Fab {Part 1 of 3}

A Beatles cover band. And darn good. It was fun, and Ringo smiled at me. Not everyday I can say that!

"Fads don't last, but it should be clear by now that the Beatles are no ordinary fad."
¸.•*´¨`♥ The Beatles




Ringo

ringo by you.



Paul

paul by you.



The band

beatles by you.


Evening
coming on

pavallion by you.


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Not Quite Fab {Part 2 of 3}

The crowd
I love them

evening crowd by you.



Beatle fan
check out those glasses
beatle fan by you.



A cowboy

cowboy by you.



Chillin'

chillin by you.


Another crowd shot
earlier in the evening

crowd by you.


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Not Quite Fab {Part 3 of 3}

The reader
that sat in front of us

dc holgaday2 reader by you.



"The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Ann Strong




"It can see things the size of beach balls."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Scott Hubbard



"So you see! There's no end to the things you might know,Depending how far beyond Zebra you go."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Dr. Seuss



"If you can't come to paradise, I will bring it to you."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Don the Beachcomber

Mass Kunfuzion {Part 1 of 3}

Another beautiful evening in the park for Evenings at Old Seville. There is always a large, happy crowd ready for music and visiting with friends.

Mass Kunfuzion
the band

mass confusion by you.



"Drink nothing without seeing it; sign nothing without reading it"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Spanish Proverb




Vendors
always interesting

two mommies by you.



Extravagance
What a setting

sunflowers by you.


Janet
We had met her at bands on the beach

janet by you.


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