Monday, January 3, 2011

"A day trip to Cedar Key"

It's been 'cooler' than normal here in Florida

but on the day before Christmas it was in the 60s....

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and we drove to the Gulf Coast

and spent the day in Cedar Key.

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We always enjoy our visits there....

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and it was the perfect day to be sightseeing....

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and enjoying a winter day on the coast!

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The biggest thrill for me was seeing dolphins playing nearby!

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And we always enjoy the sights and sounds!

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We're having warmer temps now....

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it was in the 70s today!

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Best wishes from my part of the world to yours!

I'm linking with Mary at the Dear Little Red House

for Mosaic Monday!  Enjoy your week! 

39 comments:

Dishesdone said...

Looks like great weather and a gorgeous place!
Happy New Year!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

So gorgeous on the beach, and the weather must be such a treat after some of the cold weather we have had. Love the touches of purple in your mosaic...mermaids in purple...of course!

Gail said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day. It's been cold and raining here all day so it was nice to see some beautiful blue skies. Thanks for sharing.

Enjoy your evening,
Gail

Donnie said...

That looks great. Don said we'd have to go check it out. Thanks for my future Road-Trip, Yay!.

Snap said...

I love going to the beach this time of year (when everyone else stays home)! Looks like a wonderful time. Happy New Year!

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

great pics...happy new year.
xo
penny

podso said...

Since it's gotten warmer here a little north of Florida, I guess it is warmer there too. I enjoy viewing your photos and mosaic and love your header! Have a good new year!

Pondside said...

We heard, earlier in the week, about the terribly cold weather Florida was getting. I'm glad it's changing back to normal for you now!

Dianne said...

Don't you just love Cedar Key??? It's been years since I was there...

Vintage Gal said...

Ohhhh it looks so nice there. We have 30 degrees and snow flurries. Would love to be there with you. I would love to see the dolphins.
Thanks for sharing.
Marianne

Lavender Cottage said...

Warmer weather, the beach and sand.....sure beats shoveling snow!
We haven't had to shovel since before Christmas but there's more on the way as it snowed all day today.
Happy New Year to you.

quiltingnana said...

I am jealous...three weeks and I'm on my way to FL

cynthialeedesigns said...

What a pretty place!!
We went on vacation to the gulf...gosh, it's been 18 years ago, but I don't believe we went to Cedar Key. My best/close childhood friend recently moved to FL and we hope to go down to visit this coming summer.
~Cindy~

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi, sweet friend! I heard there was SNOW in southern Florida..was someone pulling my short little leg?
:)
Beautiful photo's as usual (I WANT A NEW CAMERA!)and you looked very comfy and not a sign of snow...hmmm...
I hear rain on our roof right now..it comes and goes. We are so grateful for any rain we can get here..

Hugs,
Mona

Love of the Sea said...

Looks like you had a great day!!! And the dolphins - I love seeing dolphins play in the water. How beautiful!!!

BunnyKissd said...

Oh how wonderful! I want to come visit ASAP! Enough snow for me!

Stacey said...

Oh girl that beach looks great! I would love a little bit of warmth about now.

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Hi, I live not far from Cedar Key, I've been there several times,enjoyed it everytime. Looks like you had a good time. Glad we have some warmer weather this week. Take care.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I wish I could come walk by the sea in temps in the 70's. We are supposed to be in the mid fifties here this week so that will be a good warm up. Such pretty pics.

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful pictures of blue sky and sea. I would love temperatures in the 60's it is freezing here. Take care and have a great week.

pam @ iLoveShelling said...

I need to get to Cedar Key! That picture of the pelican flying so low is just beautiful.

Kaybe said...

I love Cedar Key. My cousin used to own a shop out there for 16 years so it was a regular stop for me. The drive out is beautiful as well. Looks like y'all had a great day.

Take good care,

Karen

Mary said...

Such a pretty day at the coast - lucky you!

Happy New Year - now the festivities are over hope to keep in touch more often!

Hugs - Mary

PrimitiveJan said...

Wishing you many blessings for a wonderful New year filled with love, health and happiness.
Hugs to you my forever friend
Jan

Becca said...

Wow! 70's! Wish I was in your neck of the woods...we are having snow flurries tonight, but it will melt tomorrow, and be clear and cold...I look forward to warmer days!

Della said...

We love doing lunch or dinner at Cedar key! I love the quaintness of the little town, and the shops are so cool. The dolphins were definitely a bonus. I love watching them play!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

That scenery makes me want to get on a plane out of here. Looks so lovely.

Vee said...

Delightful mosaics... The blues are so calming as is that still water with hardly a ripple. Glad that things are warming up in Florida where people expect sun and plenty of it.

Jemm said...

Wow, so pretty and warm!! Though we didn't get our white Christmas after all, and still haven't had measurable snow, it's been quite cold. What a getaway your world looks like :) Happy New Year!

Sherry said...

What beautiful pictures and I love your mosaic creations.....I need to try that sometime. Any hints?
Happy New Year!
Sherry@Back2Vintage

Completely Coastal said...

I so love to be taken along to the beach!!!! Thanks for sharing..., and a happy, happy New Year!!!!!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm glad it's warmed up for you there in Florida, Diane! I always worry about the citrus groves down there when it gets close to going below freezing.

Freckled Hen said...

Happy New Year! The sky looks like the prettiest shade of blue in your pictures. Your mosaics are pretty, too!

Belle Inspirations said...

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Sandra said...

My family and I visited Florida last summer, and I knew as soon as I set foot outside of the airport that I would one day be living there. Your pictures only reinforce that thought. Beautiful! And if I wasn't convinced before, the sight of the dolphins woudl have sealed the deal.

JG said...

A visit to the beach is always so relaxing! On one visit to FL I remember watching the dolphins swimming while we were having dinner in a restaurant. Nice photos!

Happy New Year!
~Judy

Mary said...

Oh, that water looks so beautiful, especially since it's about 33 degrees here today, and that is warm for us! Thanks for sharing your lovely images!

Gwendolyn said...

Mmmmm. I can smell the air and feel the breeze just reading of your post and seeing the pictures of your delightful trip. The Lord bless you at the beginning of this New Year!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi,

Looks like you had a lovely day trip -how special to see the Dolphins playing in the sea. Glad you are warmer in Florida- we have had crazy weather in Southern California - even had snow one day.
Wishing you and your family a Happy, Healthy and Blessed New Year.
Blessings,
Erin