Tuesday, May 26, 2015

lunch date

my sweet florida man!

my sweet florida man
asked me out
on a lunch date

we both ordered BLTs,
which were fine,
but we agreed his are better

it was good
to take a midday break
and sit across the table

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monday before sunrise

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sunday after sunset...before the storm

Saturday, May 23, 2015

unpacking days

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two days of unpacking,
mostly from my minnesota kitchen...

yesterday out of the boxes,
today into the cupboards

with lots of purging
of the kitchenware
that came with the villa

tomorrow a car full
of donations
to deliver


a stormy sky,
a happy video from DC

and a happy weekend to you!

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

morning stillness

morning stillness

morning stillness

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015


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tuesday morning

we officially became floridians...
finally trekked to the DMV
with multiple documents
to prove our citizenship,
our SSNs, and our residence

it was fairly painless
once we had gathered the necessary paperwork
except maybe for the photos
that looked like our parents!!

the young man that processed our documents
was born in haiti, and E, always interested in others' stories
engaged him in talking about
his youth and recent visits to that impoverished country,
where he told us, despite hardships, there is happiness

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wednesday evening

the beach...

Monday, May 18, 2015

welcome to monday


E has been joining us
on our early walks
in the cool morning air

we missed the manatee sightings
others noted to us on the morning round

but at sunset the dolphins were playing
in the waves at the end of the jetty

fun to guess where they might surface next,
and a bit of anxiety
when a boat passes so close

but they seem well adapted
to the traffic of the jetty,
as are all the birds...

among them, the pelicans busily
diving for their evening catch

Sunday, May 17, 2015


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saturday night

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sunday evening

in between...

there were some errands,
delightful photos, a little video,
and a phone call from DC

good early morning karma walks,
sailboats to watch,
and the silly pelicans in the trees

Friday, May 15, 2015

friday unwind

friday unwind

it's my unwinding day...

started with a leisurely Karma walk,
walking earlier now when it's still cool!
we were rewarded with three manatee sightings

the manatees are elusive,
but my neighbor said they are more active now
that it's mating season

the first sighting was a wide back
breaking through the surface, the second was just a glimpse,
but the third...was a small round head and I saw it's sweet face


later, when the temps were near ninety,
it was time for errands, the bank, then
packing up boxes to be mailed


back at the jetty,
we sat out on our patio-deck
(still not sure what to call it)
in the cooling breezes of the evening

a very fine

Thursday, May 14, 2015

it rained

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sunset from the deck...
cooling in the breeze
an afternoon thunderstorm
and torrential rain

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

after work, there were dolphins

after work

after finishing work
and dinner, I picked
the camera and walked
to the docks

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straight ahead
were the stunning
florida clouds

and to the left,
the sun setting
over the gulf

after work

usually, I walk along
the canal to the jetty
but tonight, there was
excitement right at the dock


the dolpins were playing,
repeatedly jumping up
out of the water

perhaps you can make out
a splash of water in the

and the black shape
in the second, it was
glorious to watch

after work

after work

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

down came the rain

love the sound of rain

and washed the spider out...

as it rained today,
this little song was in my head

sang it with baby last week,
each time, he would smile and laugh


and have I mentioned
I love the sound
of rain?

it makes me smile, too!

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

a beautiful day


love messages from children

dinner with this man
sunset walk
gathering of neighbors

perfect in every way!

Friday, May 8, 2015

a few more



they flew home yesterday...

this morning we missed
the sound of his voice
when we awoke...

three wondrous days
now etched in my memory...

the photos
capture a few
of those precious memories


Thursday, May 7, 2015

beach day


we walked the beach
in the early morning,
just as the sun was appearing

and again in the evening
to see and feel the sun
leaving us at the end of the day

charlie - beach day

charlie - beach day

charlie - beach day

and in between
there was all kinds of

charlie - beach day

charlie - beach day

charlie - beach day

Tuesday, May 5, 2015



these momenets
are so precious
for us


the photos
for themselves



Sunday, May 3, 2015


evening stroll

it was an open window day...
all day, the humidity was lower
and the breezes cooling

evening stroll

in the evening,
I strolled the beach,
along with the shorebirds

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and waited for the sun disappear

evening stroll

Saturday, May 2, 2015


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she makes sure
I get my walk

we took an extra one

she lets me know
in her adorable way,
she sits and stares
at me

and if I do not pay attention
she talks

I was sitting on a bench
when I noticed my shadow
and her head turned just so

Friday, May 1, 2015

life on the jetty

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whenever we need a change of pace
a short walk to the jetty
provides something new
every time

life on the jetty

life on the jetty

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


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a perfect ending
to a long day of work

a stroll to the jetty
to feel the breeze

and a happy baby
in my photo stream

three months today,

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


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the morning was dark,
cloudy, almost cool
but for the humidity

the rains started mid-morning,
at first a gentle rain,
but the wind took over...

knocking out our power,
right in the middle of an edit
I had lost the night before

and a reminder of how much
of my life is online,
I tackled a pile of paper

then called across town
to see if they had power,
and just as I packed up

the lights and motors
came back to life...

perfect timing

Monday, April 27, 2015