Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all the mothers are enjoying a special day today!

We took a nice drive to the Gulf Coast yesterday

We ate at Peck's ... the best Grouper in the world!


And then we drove down to Hudson Beach and enjoyed the afternoon.


We sat in a big swing looking out at the boats, listening to Island Music. A live band was in the pavilion entertaining us all! I tell you....this is my favorite way to spend the day. The only way it could be better is if there were shells on this beach! heehee! There are not!

A windy day to fly a kite....


Enjoy the Beach...


Watch Boats...


Listen to Music...


Eat at Restaurants...



Identify Birds...


We think this is a hybrid Tri Colored Heron.


Not sure what this is....(on the shore)


Or this!!!

Trying to get a photo of the Dophins is fun..


So many Flowers in bloom...


Turn around to take a photo of a  Florida Mailbox?


And be amazed at everything in God's creation!


We always have fun....even on a weekend when the beaches are crowded!

But there can always be a challenge....


"I TOLD you we would never get a parking space!"


Enjoy your day! CELEBRATE !!!  cake


Annalisa said...

Beautiful post,I like the Florida Mailbox :)
Happy Mother's Day to you too!

Anonymous said...

Happy Mothers day to you!

Cyndi said...

Great post, Diane. Love all the pictures - especially those silly ducks in the parking lot! :o)
I'm going to be in Florida soon myself - at the end of the month, and I can't wait!

Have a Happy and blessed Mothers' Day!



♥ Noelle ♥ said...

wonderful photos! that mailbox is too funny!!

happy mothers day!

Beedeebabee said...

Happy Mother's Day Diane! You always take us one such beautiful tours!!! I hope you're enjoying another wonderful day today! xoxo Paulette

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

What a creative mailbox! Love the photos here. All so beautiful and full of magic. Happy Mother's Day!

lila said...

What a great weekend!
Cute comment with the ducks! LOL!

Draffin Bears said...

Happy Mothers Day to you Diane.
I enjoyed seeing all your lovely photos.


kim said...

How nice to be able to just drive to the beach. I remember those days when I was a child and lived in Florida and St. Simons Is. Ga. I love the beach and always have. The ducks were too cute!!

Jemm said...

I couldn't get many of your pictures to come up, but the ones I could were beautiful! What a nice day you had. Happy Mother's Day! said...

What a brilliant and cheery post! Glad you enjoyed the day! Our Mother's day was in March (I think!) suzie xxx

Jans Gourds said...

Thank you for your comments. I hope you enjoyed your mothers day drive. What a wonderful place to live in. I envy you.
I love the beach and even though we are only 6 miles from it, it is much different then the Florida beaches.
Have a wonderful day

Jacqueline said...

Hi Diane...
I wanna wanna make myself small and go live in Samms rooftop cute is that? Love it!
And the mailbox...I love people that have spark in their personality and these folks sure do!
Happy Mothers Day back to you. It would never have been the same without the ducks along for the adventure! I'm sure you agree!

Velva said...

Beautiful day. Happy Mother's Day to you.

Love the ducks in the parking lot and your comment :-)

M.Kate said...

A belated Mothers Day Diane and have a fab week ahead. Hugs..M

Diane said...

Hope you had a Wonderful Mothers Day! Stop On Over I'm having a Virtual Baby Shower for my daughter Breezy, games and prizes, would love to see you there! Let's Get This Party Started!! Hugs, Diane

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What a beautiful place! So glad you had a nice Mother's day. I hope you have a great week also! Twyla

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sweet friend, it sounds like you had the most peaceful of days! I love your pictures. I loved living in Florida. We were mostly in the north of the state but took long drives south...such a lovely place to live.
I always love it when you stop by.

Those little ducks in the parking lot are so darned cute!
And...the bird on the that one too.
I had to laugh at myself...and how quickly the mind registers things..because when I brought up your blog..the first thing I saw were the clouds but at first it appeared to be a column of smoke and what I thought to be an airplane in a ..and then it became clear what I was looking at. A lovely bird flying thought the sky!! Relief!!
Just goes to show you!! :)

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

What a great day you had! I Love the photos!
Your cake looks so yummy, I think I can smell it in Calif. Can you send me a piece please. LOL.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Elizabeth

jenn said...

hi ~ just poking around and found your blog ~ I love all these pics!! I am a beach loving kinda gal! so I loved this post! the beach, the ducks ha ha, the birds, the hippo! love it!
nice to meet you ~ sort of! =)

Jenn ~

oh ~ I love the barbie dresses~ too cute!

and I love lavender! =)