Friday, January 29, 2010

Want to go on a picnic?

I realize that many of you are bracing for a big winter storm....so I hesitate to post photos of our picnic today. But maybe it will give you hope for Spring!

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We drove over to Shalom Park and sat on a bench and ate our sandwiches and cold coffee drinks.

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Then we walked around the park taking photos of the camillia bushes.

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We saw some winter wrens, cardinals and other small birds and a handsome hubby! lol

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Then we stopped at a bakery and got a loaf of Cranberry Walnut Peasant bread! OH MY!

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It is a huge crusty loaf that is really not sweet except when you bite into a cranberry!

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It’s beautiful here in Florida today....74 degrees right now. Would anyone like to come for a little vacation?

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Thank you to Everyday Bliss for featuring my photo on your post on Serenity. Hop over there! You’ll love her blog!

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And a special thanks to Nikon Sniper for stopping by to see my beach photos and make comments! Thanks Steve! I use a  Nikon P 50 to take all of my photos. It’s small enough to carry everywhere! Thanks to my hubby for taking some amazing photos AND for making me a new banner! Here’s another ocean view on our last day there...looking the other direction!

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Have a great day wherever you are! Stay warm and stay safe!

30 comments:

Annalisa said...

W-O-W.
Wonderful photos!Lucky you, there's hot!
Here too spring is about to show up...Flowers are blooming, and days are longer..which is good.
I also read your comment about rice and risotto and I wanted to answer..:) Risotto (italiano), well yes, definitely I can mae it and I can name but a few of the ways I make it: Risotto alla milanese, risotto ai carciofi( with artichokes), risotto ai funghi(with mushrooms),risotto al pomodoro(tomato sauce), allo champagne, alla parmigiana(parmesan)and so on ..:) Risotto is mainly made in Italy with italian rices, whilst for curry rice, as you can see, I only boil a Thai/Basmati rice and add the curry afterwards-which is easier than making a risotto. But now tht you wrote about it, guess what, I will post something in the next days/weeks about risotto! :)

LOVELY POST,
as always!!!
Annalisa

Lallee said...

My beautiful pink camellias froze and fell off when we had that awful cold snap. I'll have to wait a whole year for their return :P

What a beautiful park to stroll in. The beach photo with the way the clouds covered is really beautiful!
♥Lallee

Kathy Sprinkle said...

More great photos!!! Thank you again for sharing with Everyday Bliss! Whenever I am looking for a dose of Serenity or just in need of a little beauty I'll be back!
Outrageous joy,
Kathy

Marydon Ford said...

Gorgeous pics & lovely write. No, not yet but I did see little wee green heads poking thru the mulch ... altho snow enroute tomorrow. I like each season for its beauty ...

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon

GardenofDaisies said...

what a lovely day you have had. And that bread looks yummy! We already have some snow coming down here... the stuff from Christmas finally melted this week and now we are getting more.

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love your pics. I sooooo wish I were there. God bless. cathy

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

oh, the idea of an outdoor picnic sounds divine right now.
Here in Massachusetts the cold and wind is coming through the walls.
thanks for the awesome pics to warm me up...

Karen

Bearly Sane said...

I love that last photo and the one in the previous post looking the other way along the beach...the clouds remind me of the surf rolling in...very clever photos Diane.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

We use the same camera. I love mine too and am so impressed by it every time I use it. The shot of the front coming in is a good one!

Stacey said...

You know I really don't blame y'all for spending the winter in Florida. I'm frozen to the core!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

We have about 6 inches of snow so far and it is still falling. We are suppose to end up with about 15 inches I guess. But you know what? I LOVE it! I think it is suppose to snow in the winter. I lived in Fl for many years and missed the changes of season.

Your picnic place looks wonderful, and maybe at the end of Feb I will be ready to head to Naples, Fl for some sun...maybe.
xo
Penny

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

YES....I'm packing my bags! I'm so ready for spring...this COLD weather is too much!
Love the photos.
Happy weekend.
Deb :)

Jemm said...

Very beautiful!! LOVE the beach photos. I'd want to post about it too :) Lucky you!

Kelee Katillac said...

This does give me HOPE! Still snowing here.....

I love those Hibiscus! That bread looks good too!

love, kelee

Diane said...

Diane, that's one of our favorite breads too. And we also buy cranberry orange bread. Yum! Try it with cream cheese! Heavenly!

BTW...What did you mean that you think we're both around the same age? Would that be 35 or so? ;-)

Lovely flowers in your photos!

Diane

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

I loved seeing your photographs, how beautiful.
The camellias are pretty and love the last one ( amazing sky)
The bread looks yummy too.

Hugs
Carolyn

Stephen Baird said...

wow! i can't stop looking at the bread!
nikonsniper steve

Boo-Bah said...

The pictures are beautiful!! The last one is just amazing. I am jealous of your skills in taking picures. I need to get a better camera that's for sure. I forgot to tell you the other day but I really love the picture in your header.

Happpy Weekend
Iris

Doreen said...

Diane...I'm packing my bags..I'll be right down :)

What beautiful photo's...I especially love this last one..gosh...it's fantastic.

Wishing you a wonderful day,
Hugs, Doreen

Jacqueline said...

Happy Saturday morning Queen in Training! You are welcome to wear your Florida gown to the WINTER BALL tonight...free rides anywhere you wanna go...on WONDERFUL...he is waiting for you. Sleep tight tonight. Big winner tomorrow! I hope you WIN!

Lisa said...

Truly amazing photos, and yep, I love the new banner, Happy Belated Birthday! So sorry I didn't pop in on that day...and you were one of the first that I visited on the carpet ride.

Have a great day, Lisa

She'sSewPretty said...

Your photos are gorgeous and I love your new banner!! We are having beautiful weather here too. I should be outside enjoying it instead of sitting here!

WR said...

What a treat to wander through your photos: Beautifully focused and the love the shades of color.

Mila said...

Thank you for your sweet note!You are so kind!
Love those photos especially the last one...simply wonderful!
Have a great week-end
Hugs,
Mila :)

lila said...

The new banner is perfect!
I like all the flower photos too!
The bread looks delicious!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Beautiful photos :D

Cottage Cozy said...

Oh my goodness...that bread...yum yum yum!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Queen Diane,
You have gone through your Queens in Training with such elegance and style. I crown you Queen of the Beach!

Jerri said...

A picnic in January? That is unheard of up here. You are making me jealous. And that bread? Oh my gosh.....

Jerri

Diane said...

I'm packing my bags and heading over - have my room ready! Great photographs. xxxx