Saturday, January 31, 2009

January 31

Bird on a Bike Rack

This pic was taken in the Publix grocery store parking lot this morning.......these guys just pleasantly stalk the customers. But GAH! Where's his other leg??? I hope it's tucked up somewhere........................

Friday, January 30, 2009

January 30

Rainy Day in The Sunshine State

Another cold front coming through..........that means exchanging flip-flops for furry Crocs, and usually the furry Crocs are way too hot. I have little in the way of "in between" footwear, LOL.

January 29

Local Citrus

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

January 28

Frisbee Match

It was a beautiful afternoon here so my son and I tossed the frisbee for a bit after school...........

January 27

Sweets for Teachers

Our 4-6 grade teachers meet twice a month and enjoy a snack brought in by a parent. Today was the day I had signed up for at the beginning of the school year, and I picked up some marvelous treats from a very popular bakery.......this close-up doesn't show most of them, but trust me, they looked sooooooo good (and I don't even care for sweets, LOL).

January 26

Whitened Teeth

Went to the dentist today and was there for almost three hours during the whitening procedure. Lots of prep work, and it wasn't a pleasant procedure by any means. Well, I'm happy with the results!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

January 25

Head Racquet

We played tennis this morning...........took a pic of my racquet just before play.

January 24

Village Peacock

LOL, not quite the Village Idiots! These guys live in the neighborhood across the way........they've been hanging out for soooo long and only recently some *concerned* citizens had a bunch moved out east somewhere because of the over-population. They are fun to watch, especially during mating season when the males strut their stuff with their feathers. The pea hens (i.e. the ladies) are quite drab in appearence......*sigh* They are fabulous moms....I've seen the little ones following mama like perfect children LOL.

People drive from all over to try to get pics of's on the local website as an activity to see......

Friday, January 23, 2009

January 23

Wall of Stickers

Needless to say, my son is making darned good use of my old (and not too terribly old) stickers from paper scrapping. Don't know if these will come off easily at some point....oh well. You know what though? It's's a wall, he's having a blast, and there's already enough restrictions and limitations in life. He asked permission before he started, and he also asked permission to use certain stickers. LOL I just didn't know how big this project was going to become. He's still at work on it tonight.......he's gone around the window and it looks pretty cool. Will have to update with another photo!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

January 22

Cool Dude

These sunglasses were found on our property and we had them clipped to our outside door for two weeks....but no takers. Probably belonged to one of the landscapers. Oh well, we tried.

January 21

Publix Sub

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

January 20


I took about 30 pics of this fellow.....I kept willing him to turn around and face into the sun so I could capture a better photo. He finally did!

January 19

Sky Meets the Bay

I love when the water is calm and the winter sky a beautiful shade of blue.....sometimes it's hard to tell where the two meet.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

January 18

Bare Feet in January

Not for long, LOL, DH is heading back to Upstate New York this evening............

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

January 15

Deserted LifeGuard Post 5, Bradenton Beach

Too cold today for any beach goers.......I was so cold just taking this photo! I was passing by the public beach on the way home from the gym, did a quick u-turn into the beach and took this pic. Not another soul around...hardly ever see it like that.

January 14

Old Florida Charm

This is just across the street and behind the shopping plaza........I love the feel of this dock, so laid back and very "old" Florida style.

January 13

Just Hanging Around

These guys are everywhere....on our gates, on my herb pots....most of them scurry about too fast for a photo, but there's always the one or two who will let you get close enough....

Monday, January 12, 2009

January 12

McD's Drive-Thru

Okay, so I was STARVING!! I ran around all day today doing errands, and finally gave in to my hunger just before 2pm. I had planned on going to Panera Bread, but even that wasn't fast enough for me at that point............

Sunday, January 11, 2009

January 11

In Training

My son would like to participate in the 5K Run at his school in late today marked the first day of his training. He did very well!

January 10

Moon Over the Bay

This full moon is the biggest and brightest of the year......due to the moon's close proximity to Earth in its orbit. I took this photo right after sunset.

Friday, January 9, 2009

January 9

Tip of the Key

It's so cool how the tip of Longboat Key looks like a petrified forest. I have photos from about 11 years ago which shows fallen limbs, but not like this. This has changed just over the last three or so years due to the hurricanes, tropical storms, and near-miss hurricanes which, when out in the Gulf of Mexico, actually increase out tides to a point where things flood. And, needless to say, salt water is NOT anything on land.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

January 8

Dinner to Go

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

January 7

"Cold Front"

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

January 5

Handsome Fellow

Sunday, January 4, 2009

January 4

Organic food items, perfect for an Insalata Caprese!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

January 3

"Service Stare"

Took this at his tennis lesson this morning....what a look of determination!

January 2

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"Battle of the Ivory Hallway"

Friday, January 2, 2009

January 1

Taken from our pool deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico....this was just before sundown and the lighting was really interesting......

"Sailing into 2009"

Taken from our pool deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico....this was just before sundown and the lighting was really interesting......