Monday, September 1, 2014

sunrise walk


bait fish


our early morning walks
never cease to delight....

karma smelled these bait fish
before I saw them, just left on a bench
why?


paddle boat docked


an empty paddleboat docked
for the night,
in transit to Tampa, someone said

and always, always,
bird antics...

two egrets this morning
and an anhinga (nicknamed snake bird) drying its wings


sunrise

egret

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yes, there was the evening downpour,
which will give us some coolness in the early morning hours,
and a visit to see my mom,
but she sleeps (though E assures me she senses my presence)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

this and that


this and that


day began
at yoga on the beach
cool breeze and shade


this and that


saturday on a whim
I stopped at TJMaxx
to see what new dishes they might have...
what were the chances that I would find
four more of these salad plates?
now I have a set of six...


this and that


summer fare for dinner
a Greek Shrimp Salad, which I first enjoyed
last summer when Nina served it,
now a favorite of mine


this and that


the skies did not disappoint tonight,
these last two photos taken
at the Tampa airport cell phone lot,
awaiting our favorite man to return home
from visiting his Army son


this and that

Saturday, August 30, 2014

tonight


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yes, it rained again, just after I returned from errands.
wish I could send some of it to those of you in parched areas.

it was a lovely saturday,
I just let the day unfold without an agenda.

I needed that.

Friday, August 29, 2014

clouds and an egret


6:30 am


just before sunrise, karma and I
were greeted with these
stunning clouds.....

and this graceful snowy egret....


6:30 am

6:30 am


then the sun appeared
and the clouds looked a little less threatening,
but they stayed and provided us some welcome shade
from the heat....

and rain tonight!


6:30 am

6:30 am

Thursday, August 28, 2014

stormy night


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karma and I on our evening walk,
between the storms,
watched these egrets fish,
waiting patiently for just the right moment
to capture their meal.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

karma


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it's a cliche but....
she's just too cute for words

snapped at the dinner table
this evening

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

sunrise beach walk


sunrise beach walk


I have been missing my beach walks,
as it gets too hot to go out at all during the day,
so this morning, I went to the beach before sunrise,
and watched all the bird activity,
as the sun slowly peeked over the horizon,
creating long shadows.


sunrise beach walk


sunrise beach walk


along with the ibis, egrets, gulls,
and other shore birds,
two great blues were fishing at the water's edge,
but when one started to intrude on the other's space,
there was a great flurry of wings....
a fantastic show of their strength.


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great blue heron antics

great blue heron antics

great blue heron antics

great blue heron antics

Monday, August 25, 2014

dinner party


dinner party


with all our moves and other events of the year,
it has been some time since we have had a dinner party.


we took the time on sunday, to prepare a nice dinner
for new neighbors who have warmly welcomed us.


dinner party


the main dish was my favorite, never-fail chicken marbella from the silver palate cookbook,
which can be made ahead and served at room temperature.


dinner party


we told stories
and had a most delightful evening getting acquainted.


dinner party

Saturday, August 23, 2014

photoanight


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since my return from DC,
my photoaday project
has turned into photoanight!

after all the Elvis and DC inspiration,
here I am back by the water and beach
and not taking photos.

my days have been full,
it's true,
but it's more a result of not making the effort until it's dark.

so....
these two night photos were taken
tonight (above) and last night (below).


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

at the jetty


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first,I let Karma know,
even though Elvis was my buddy for two weeks,
she is top dog, loved and adored forever...

then there was this reminder
of the magic of the florida skies...


sunset afterglow


and I indulged in two of these this afternoon,
which despite the name, came straight to me
from paris


my treat from paris

going home


departing


a full last two days in DC....
met my daughter for lunch
viewed the Wyeth exhibit of his "window" paintings, stunning
spent an afternoon in the national gallery's sculpture garden


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had two dinners at home with the lovely couple
a final quiet morning with my buddy Elvis
then to DCA
where we sat on the tarmac waiting for the storms to pass


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greeted at TPA with open arms and Karma who sat in my lap
the entire drive home....
what a wonderful two weeks,
thanks for joining me.

Monday, August 18, 2014

elvis and me


elvis and me

so this was the last day of our two weeks together...

ha, I thought I'd get a photo of Elvis and me together.
the outtakes were hilarious,
mostly of him turning his face away,
or trying to play with the camera.
it was totally different than when I just shoot one like this,
as he wanders by me and stands for a bit.

so this is it.
I'm actually hanging out in DC for another day,
but it's back to regular programming for Elvis.
we were both delighted to see the young couple
arrive this evening!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

outdoor living


sunday


our day began and ended on the backyard deck.
breakfast for both of us.
then an Elvis walk.


sunday


retreat to the deck to read and muse.
off to the market.
a gelato and some people watching at Dupont Circle.


sunday

sunday


back to the deck to finish my book.
talk to my love.
catch up on email.

dinner for Elvis.
an Elvis walk.
then dinner for me.

a very fine day.


sunday


Saturday, August 16, 2014

saturday


hanging out


just another grand day
hanging out
in the backyard
with Elvis
reading Bebe


hanging out


hanging out

Friday, August 15, 2014

hanging out


backyard


same as yesterday...
gorgeous weather,
spent the afternoon
hanging out in the backyard
with my buddy Elvis


backyard


backyard


backyard


backyard