Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The frigid air on the east coast has also brought along some spectacularly beautiful sunsets unlike any others I have seen down the road from my home, in a long time. Just a few I have taken in the past couple of weeks, all looking across the same sod farm in my neighborhood ………………..
Sunday, January 26, 2014
A trip to Islamorada, one of the many Florida Keys, brought us to visit their local Bass Pro stores. Islamorada is about an hour and a half south of Miami and a 2 hr drive northeast of Key West. This is one of America's incredible outdoor camping, hunting, fishing, sport stores that sell related gear, great clothing and with the best store decor I have seen. Each store is decorated with paraphernalia representing the immediate area, like the huge fish tanks with fish caught in surrounding waters.
You can see the fish tank in the far left corner, people standing in front admiring these spectacular fish.
Look at the detail in the old woodwork used upstairs. More bits and pieces used to decorate, related to the island living and the fishing and boating which this area is so famous for.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE TO RELAX, UNWIND, WALK AND SOAK UP THE SUN AND THE FUN. KEY WEST, FL
|FLYING IN TO KEY WEST ONE SUNNY DAY|
|YUM, OUR SPINY LOBSTER (CRAYFISH) ON THE GRILL|
|A GORGEOUS BOUGAINVILLEA TOPIARY OUT IN FRONT OF THE WESTIN HOTEL, DISNEY CRUISE SHIP IN THE BACKGROUND|
|JUST PRETTY BROLLIES|
|SUNSET PIER - TALK ABOUT COLORFUL, LOVE IT|
|THE BAR AT SUNSET PIER BEFORE THE SUNSET CROWD ARRIVES EACH EVENING TO - WATCH THE SUNSET AND SIP COCKTAILS|
|BASKET, HAT AND WHATEVER ELSE YOU FANCY, WEAVING FROM PALM FRONTS|
|A COLORFUL LOCAL CHARACTER|
|EVEN THE SEAGULLS ARE BEAUTIFUL IN KEY WEST|
|THE DISNEY CRUISE SHIP LEAVING THE DOCK|
|THE BEACH AT FORT ZACHARY STATE PARK|
|90 MILES TO CUBA|
|I CAN NEVER GET ENOUGH OF THESE GORGEOUS PELICANS|
|OH SO SPECTACULAR AFRICAN FLAME TREES, SO LOVELY TO SEE THEM SO FAR FROM HOME|
|Clerodendrum vine creeping and blooming all over the island|
|A BEAUTIFUL SILVER PALM, WITH IT'S BUNCHES OF "BERRIES" AND BEDECKED WITH BLUE CHRISTMAS BALLS - A TROPICAL CHRISTMAS|
|AND ONE LAST CHRISTMAS TREAT STANDING GUARD. ALL THE BEST FOR THE SEASON AND THE NEW YEAR.|