Sunday, July 26, 2009

July 26

Wasp Nest

Or maybe they're yellow jackets? Didn't want to get any closer than my zoom allowed, gah! This is underneath the lip of a table by the pool.

July 25

Portrait 6

Ahhhhh, my birthday today. This was taken after dinner across the street. Love the lighting!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

July 24

Iced Chai Latte

July 23

Nike Boy!

July 22

Overlook at Desoto

July 21

My Son at Sunset

July 20


July 19

Side of our House

July 18

Funny Face

Monday, July 20, 2009

July 17


This little guy wouldn't stop moving for a second! He flitted about as I tried to capture a photo and this was the best I got.

July 16

July 16 Sunset

A large cloud bank was on the horizon which always makes for a more dramatic sunset.

July 14

Space Shuttle Launch

There's no way to capture this properly from so far away - but this is the space shuttle going up on July 15! It took off just after 6pm. I'm on the opposite coast of FL.....but we are able to see some launches - but usually only night ones. I recalled the flight path from the last night launch so at least I had an idea of where to look in the sky. It took me a few seconds, but finally spotted it as it darted in and out of the clouds. Very cool!

July 13

Strange Flying Bug

July 12

Morning Rainbow

Saturday, July 11, 2009

July 11

Hubby Taking a Break

Complete with book, cigar, and drink! I was leaving to go to the grocery store, and there he was relaxing out back because he didn't feel like walking down to the beach.

July 10

Another Egret Visit

Yep, here is again................

Friday, July 10, 2009

July 9

I went to a scrapbook store today!!!!!!

LOL, yes, I went in and touched papers and stamps and alphas and ribbons........... bwahahahaha!

And I BOUGHT things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gah!!!

July 8

First French Horn Lesson

He did a GREAT job! This instrument in not easy......yikes!!!!

July 7

GAH! Snails!!

Okay, every night so far this week, the snails that live somewhere have come out of their hiding places and onto our brick driveway. There are SO MANY of them. Need to google why....they probably go for higher ground when there's flooding but what do I know...........................

July 6

My Favorite Lunch

The best thing you can do if you want to eat healthy? Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take a package of chicken breasts, remove the tenderloins (and save if you'd like), and place in a small sheet pan. I give each breast a good swipe of extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, onion powder, plus a special seasoning I buy at Whole Foods called Borsari.

Cook the chicken for 30-35 minutes. Let cool completely, then store in the fridge.

I cut up a vine-ripened tomato into small pieces, then add some extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Let sit for a little while. If you have access to fresh basil -grab a few leaves, roll up into a chiffonade, a slice with a good knife.

Slice the chicken. To a plate add several handfuls of organic greens, the chicken, sliced avocado, sliced fresh mozzarella, and then the tomato/olive oil mixture and combine well. Sprinkle the chiffonade of basil over all. Yum!

TIP: Baking the chicken breasts instead of poaching them helps to keep them from drying out.

July 5

Middle School Construction

Took a peek to see how the brand new middle school was coming along...................

July 4

Cool Fireworks!

I think this is the first time I used my camera's flash in ages!!!!! Well, no way around it, LOL.

July 3

Lunch at Five Guys.....

July 2

Getting Ready for the 4th!!

July 1

More Rain

April 30

Seagulls and Ocean Spray

This photo is joining one of the photo spaces in my latest gallery frame......

June 29


Lost one day of tennis camp....rats. Not that you could tell, but that's the Gulf of Mexico directly across from this intersection............who can see anything in sheets of rain?

June 28


Well, I needed a photo, LOL! It was a fun capture, though!

June 27

Portrait 5

Oh - I do love how this turned out!!!!

June 26

Rough Gulf

Normally the Gulf of Mexico is very tranquil - hardly ever a wave in site. But once we're in that southwest flow.......the wind really whips up and therefore the waves, too. But, crap, it is sooooo humid. :(

June 25

Add ImageNew Tile

Finally got specific sections of the kitchen done - and I'm happy with our choice!

June 24

The Chop Shop

A favorite spot to stop at after dropping my son off at school (yes, they open at 8!).

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

June 23


I've seen a couple of pretty bad accidents in the last couple of days. I couldn't quite figure out what happened here, but it didn't look good.

June 22

He's Baaaack

Now I'm getting stalked from the first floor instead of the ground level! I was inside eating lunch. Yeah, he got a morsel of turkey from me. (Like I need to wonder why I'm getting stalked?)

June 21

Sandy Stairs

I took about 30 shots and he made plenty of faces, yawns, etc. Managed to get this one somehow.

June 19


My son desperately needed a haircut!

June 18


I have been on the lookout everywhere for gallery style frames.....Pottery Barn had them on sale, but it was still more $ than I wanted to spend.

June 17

Excuse Me??

This egret (the one that is ALWAYS hanging around), decided it would be okay to walk into my garage and look for me.

June 16

Happy Go Lucky Kid

June 15


Yep, there's a reason they have this name. And now they're all over the boardwalk, sidewalk, etc.

June 14

Summer Parasailing

No way, not me. Ever.