7.31.2010

Flags and motor boats

So much at the beach. This motorboat engine I found at Peg Leg Pete's. We went there one evening when Daniel and his girlfriend, Nikki (not to be confused with my daughter), came down from Illinois for a visit. The food was awesome. As always.


"Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed."
"Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Charles M. Schulz



7.24.2010

A cold and lonely Hallelujah

I have an abundance of beach pictures lately. It seems I felt the need to document the beauty of it now. So I have been doing just that.

This first picture is one of my favorites. While laying on the beach, Nikki and noticed a gathering of people by the pier. Being inquisitive, I headed down there with my camera. It was, as far as I could tell, a church group doing baptisms in the Gulf. It was moving. And extremely beautiful. This man had been baptized only moments before and then went off by himself.


"it's a cold and it's a very lonely Hallelujah. "
"it's a cold and it's a very lonely Hallelujah. "
¸.•*´¨`♥ Leonard Cohen



The Oar House

One evening, coming home from...well, I don't quite remember where. Maybe the Gulf Shore way...we stopped at the Oar House for dinner.


"Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we'd be truly dead."
"Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we'd be truly dead."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Joss Whedon



7.20.2010

Pen Air Federal Credit Union Fiesta Day Parade

This is the first time we went to Pen Air Federal Credit Union Fiesta Day Parade. It is a wonderfully fun parade that is part of the Fiesta of Five Flags. The parade was very impressive. And there was such a feeling of festivity in the air.

Our vantage point was perfect. We dined on the balcony of Will Call. The beginning was a little miserable...the sun was beating down on us. But before long it went down behind the buildings across the street and it was perfect.


"Life is a train of moods like a string of beads"
"Life is a train of moods like a string of beads"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Ralph Waldo Emerson


7.18.2010

Art in the Park

Every year the Pensacola Museum of Art hosts Art in the Park. It is a huge art festival with so much to see. That day apparently I didn't feel like taking a lot of photos, but I'm putting up the ones I did take. The first three were taken while walking from the car to the park.


"But, like ivy, we grow where there is room for us."
"But, like ivy, we grow where there is room for us."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Miranda July (No One Belongs Here More Than You)



7.17.2010

Holding our breath...

The oil well has been capped! That is wonderful news. Now we hope and pray it holds till the second relief well is in place to stop it for good. I have extremely mixed emotions over this. I am ecstatic that it is capped, but very sad thinking about the damage it has already done. But it is done. And we have to figure out a way to deal will what has been dealt to us. So, I suppose we will. I do know that we took a ride along the coast yesterday and it was a breathtaking as ever.

I hope we see more lazy summer scenes like this in the future...


"Release your struggle, let go of your mind, throw away your concerns, and relax into the world."
"Release your struggle, let go of your mind, throw away your concerns, and relax into the world."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Dan Millman (Way of the Peaceful Warrior)



7.11.2010

Antique Car Show

One Saturday morning in early June, I was minding my own business, and doing my Saturday morning thing. Fix a cup of coffee, head out for yard sales and stop by the Palafox Market. When I arrived at the market there was an added surprise. An antique car show. I ended up spending more time admiring and photographing the cars than actually shopping the market!


"Now I'm walkin' in the moonlight, Seein' nothin' but the taillights"
"Now I'm walkin' in the moonlight, Seein' nothin' but the taillights"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Clint Black ~ Nothin’ But The Taillights


7.06.2010

Beach. pristine. then.

I just don't know how to approach my beach photos any longer. These were taken earlier. Before the tar balls reached our beach. So I shall just show the beauty that is...and I hope to be again.

This next one was just so casual. It enbodied the whole carefree feeling of the beach. Kick off your shoes and enjoy the sand between your toes.


"My outfit said style but casual."
"My outfit said style but casual."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Jax Abbott (Super What?)



7.05.2010

Fireworks from the Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier

Last night was a perfect night for a 4th of July celebration. The day was lazy and full of summer feelings. We had a wonderful BBQ at home with friends from out of town.

Then with our tummies full we all headed to the beach. We met up with Nikki, who was with her group of 'guys' that managed to find a nice grassy area to set up close to the pavilion. We set up our chairs and snuggled in waiting for the show. (Except for me...I had tripods, lens and photography issues to deal with.)

If by any chance you didn't get to see fireworks, here are some for you. And if you didn't make it to the beach, well, this is your lucky day! And, if you look at all the images, you will find something I found to be very unusual for the last two photos. It is an extreme closeup...like you are a small speck in the middle of all the sparkles of the fireworks. I don't know how I did it. I'm not that smart.


"I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever."
"I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Amy Tan



7.03.2010

A bit of joy

With what is happening in the Gulf, it is hard for me to find joy. But somehow my photos show me there is still beauty. This post is centered around all the beauty found at the Palafox Market. So do as I do. Let the images transport you.


"...rushing towards summer in a frenzy of exuberance."
"...rushing towards summer in a frenzy of exuberance."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Joanne Harris (The Lollipop Shoes)




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