Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Perfect Florida day!

Our high was 70 degrees and we spent the day on the Gulf Coast.

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We ate almond fried Grouper at Peck's and drove to some of the small beaches nearby.

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It was gorgeous and it felt great to get out and see the sights.

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I would like to go fishing sometime...

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but not in this boat and not near this tree! heehee!!

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The sights included this Anhinga...

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An Osprey....

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Someone enjoying the clear skies...

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and even an Arts and Crafts show! One of my MOST favorite things to do! I'll save the photos of what I bought for another day! Sending you messages in the sky!

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Wishing blue skies for your day!

Happy Sunday!

29 comments:

Michela said...

Hi Diane! thank you for cheering up this grey Sunday..
Enjoy your amazing blue sky!

Dorene Elizabeth said...

Hi Diane!

I used to live on the gulf in Florida. Your photos brought back that wonderful feeling of peace that accompanies the "old idyllic" florida life! Lovely!

Itch2stitch.com said...

I feel like I have been carried there into you beautiful photos! What a gorgeous blue sky! suzie. xxx

Jacqueline said...

Diane, my goodness. Your new camera is just awesome! I love coming to your blog and seeing your photo's. My husband and I are heading to Whidbey Island today. It is famous for the migration of the killer whales from Alaska down to California and back through Washington. I hope to snap some beauty today too!
Go easy on the honeypot...See you over in the Hideout!

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

That looks like the perfect Florida day....hmmmmm, grouper sandwiches!! Love them.
Hugs,
Penny
p.s. it is going to be 60 and sunny today...I think spring is coming!

Vee said...

Lovely day indeed, nice messages in the sky, but my favorite is that you got to see Gilligan's Island. :> Doesn't that boat look like the Minnow or whatever that boat was named?

Janet said...

We aren't 70º out here but we do have some bright blue skies. Love your photos....wouldn't it be great to be soaring up above like that one guy....I bet he (or she!) had a fantastic view. Enjoy!

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh you are having such beautiful weather and your skies are amazing blue! Lovely to see the birds (and people) in flight.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Dian,

Thank you for taking us on a walk on the beach and sharing the beautiful Florida blue sky with us.
Your photogrpahs are fabulous.
Have a lovely week.
Blessings,
Erin

Mila said...

Hi Diane, I LOVE your sunny Florida!
When I saw the 2nd & 3rd
peeks, I call to mind the "Father Goose" movie with Cary Grant & Leslie Caron !
I wish you a great & "celestial" day!
Hugs,
Mila :)

Janet O'Connor said...

Your photos are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing them with us. I would love to be there myself. New England is too cold this winter.

Annalisa said...

What a perfect Florida day,Diane!Your photos are gorgeous,and what a wonderful blue sky!
Thank you for sharing,
Love,Annalisa

Shirley said...

Great photos! It sounds and looks like you had a marvelous time. Wonderful! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words - I hope to check in now and again while I'm busy working away on the site and new work..take good care!

Madame Samm said...

Ahhh I miss blue and green and flower colours...( although my garden is only white) I have had enough white...bless you and your camera Diane...will miss them for a week...'cause you know wink...
blessings madame samm

Kaila said...

We also had blue skies in PA. But the ground is very white. Come to think of it: We have lots of water here too. That water is a series of puddles made up of melting snow.

I long for your 70 degree temperatures. :-)

Steph said...

Wow. What a wonderful day!

Jans Gourds said...

We have been having beautiful weather the last few days but wouldn't you know it I have the first cold that I have had in 3 years. It is awful and I am missing some beautiful weather. I hope I get over this quickly as I am to have my surgery on the 4th.
Lovely pictures of blue skies. Lucky you.
Let me know when you get your package.
Jan

Cozy Little House said...

Gorgeous pics! Oh, how I'd like to get my camera there!
Brenda

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Lovely photos and thanks for taking us with you.
The message in the blue sky is beautiful.

Hugs
Carolyn

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Diane, oh my, I'm jealous. We had 28 degrees yesterday and today. Brrr! Twyla

My Passionate Pink Life said...

Hi Diane! great pictures...I'm back blogging.I missed you!!!! Hugs,Jennifer

lori said...

Wow! Looks like you're having a great time. That first photo really looks like a bit of paradise. Lucky you!
xoxo

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane,
Love the pics and the encouragment they give for warmer days. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

It is still cold here in our part of Texas, some with snow and we have drizzle. Ready for Spring!!

Thank you for your kind comments about my nana's crochet.
Blessings and hugs to you,
Celestina Marie

Happy@Home said...

Beautiful photos. That grouper sandwich sounds yummy. Can't wait to hear more about the craft fair.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Diane,
What a lovely day you had. I can't wait for our weather to clear up so we can take a trip to the beach!!.
I can't wait to see what you purchased from the craft fair, I love a craft fair too!.
Hugs, Elizabeth

Nana said...

Beautiful blog...thank you for joining mine by the way.
Hope you enter my 2010 Olympic Red Mitten give away...everyone Welcome!!
Debbie :)
innanaskitchen

Carole said...

Lovely photos. :-)

You had visited my blog during OWOH and I wanted to stop by yours as well (though too late for the event!).

In one of my giveaways I had some bingo cards, and you mentioned that you've been looking for some...If you're interested, I'd be happy to send you a few to play with, my gift. :-)

Joy said...

It does look like a beautiful day,and I love the photos you took.
I have never had Grouper before.
Have a great week!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such beautiful blue skies! You are lucky to have such nice weather ..we are expecting another snow storm.

We hope to go to Key West, FL this autumn...one of our favorite places to relax and enjoy!