Friday, January 21, 2011

My Birthday Wish

I love being in Florida and taking 'day trips'!

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And visiting the Gulf Coast is ALWAYS fun...

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and a great place to eat 'Almond Fried Grouper'...

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and see the sights!

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We had some wonderful bird sightings....

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these birds were dancing in the sky!

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We even saw these storks today...

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and the weather was gorgeous!

Hey WAIT!!! The Key Lime Pie is for later, Honey!

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Thanks for all of the sweet birthday messages!

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My wish? To be happy and healthy! heart 

I hope your day is filled with happiness!  island

40 comments:

Lallee said...

I recognize the scenery! I'm glad you had such nice weather to celebrate. Happy Birthday again!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you had a wonderful day. The key lime pie is the fluffiest biggest piece I've ever seen! yum!

Sherry said...

First eagles, now cranes and storks. Florida has it all! Beautiful photography!!!
Sherry@Back2Vintage

Foxglove said...

Happy Birthday my friend.
Such wonderful delights for your special day and the birds dancing in the sky must have been such a joy.

Have a beautiful weekend and may your wishes come true. xxxx

Jemm said...

I love pelicans!! They are one of my faves :) Happy belated birthday.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday, dear Diane, Happy birthday to you! Best wishes to you for the nicest birthday ever! Have a great day! Twyla

Della said...

Happy Birthday Diane! May you have many more! I enjoy your sight seeing excursions so much. Take care!
Della

Vicki said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Beautiful photos and I want some grouper for lunch now!

TheRustyThimble said...

Happy Birthday Diane, wow I love your pictures I used to take my youngest son to the florida coast lines every year for vacation I have not been in like 15 years so your pictures bring me great joy
Hope you birthday is filled with lots of love and happiness
Brenda

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Birthday my friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Cyndi said...

OMGosh, Diane, how did I miss your birthday? I am so sorry, but want to wish you a wonderful one, anyway! Please let me know when it was!

What restaurant were you visiting? From the photos it looks like one I've visited before! Are they famous for their soft-shell crabs and have them out back in tanks?

Anyway, Happy Birhday again. You look fabulous!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Vintage Girl/Marivel said...

Happy birthday,Diane.
You look healthy and pretty.
Best wishes.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Happy Birthday Diane. It looks like you are celebrating and having a ball! Debbie xxx000

Shellbelle said...

Great shots and wasn't it nice of the birds to dance for you? We do have the most gorgeous birds in Florida, don't we. I was out photographing some just yesterday.

Happy Belated Birthday!

Why do I suddenly have a craving for Key Lime Pie?

La said...

Your lunch looks delicious.

I've never been to the Gulf Coast, but I do love Florida.

I like the way you captured thos birds in flight against the brilliant blue sky.

Happy Birthday! La

Donnie said...

Would love to know the name of the restaurant. We used to eat a lot of grouper in Fort Myers Beach. That sounds like a great meal and I'm glad you had a great special day.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

And if we're happy..., we're much more likely to be healthy!!

JG said...

Hope you are having a wonderful birthday week. Happy Birthday! And Key Lime Pie...Oh, Yummy!
~Judy

Catherine Holman said...

That almond fried grouper sounds wonderful! Happy birthday!
Hugs,
Cathie

Donna said...

Happy birthday! Fried grouper and key lime pie - be still my heart!

Mama Zen said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I LOVE that picture of you!! What a cutie you are! Wish I could meet you one day...but even if I never do..it so much fun having you in my life! Just wanted to tell you that!!

Diane said...

Diane, it looks like you had a really special day! I'm jealous of the WARM weather you have for being outside! It's gorgeous here, sunny and bright, but -9 this morning! At least the snow on the ground makes it pretty!!
Hugs, Diane

Ruth Welter said...

Hello LD, thank you for sharing the beautiful photos of your day trip. Wish I was in Fl now with the cold temps here in NY. Enjoy your days there. Happy birthday.

Ruth

Happy@Home said...

Happy Birthday, Diane. I wish you many more healthy, happy years.
Great photos of the birds today and that key lime pie ... yummy!!

Beadwright said...

This is a lovely post.
Thanks for all the sunshine.
Nicole/Beadwright

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

HAPPY
BIRTHDAY!!!
We are hoping to get to FL within the next couple of months to visit my BFF who is turning 60. I can hardly wait to walk the beach!
Enjoy your Birthday!
Warmly,
deb

Dianne said...

Great photos! Love the one of the Woodstorks on the palm tree snags... I love living on the Gulf Coast!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! Hope you enjoyed a great day. Loved catching up with your posts. Looks like the best day and your always take the best pics.
Love your new jewelry and you look just great in your black and white outfit. So thin my friend!!

Love your bedroom before and after pics. Your home is beautiful and you have made it even better with your redos. The flower arrangement lifted on the table and box with skirt really makes a statement in the corner. Great eye!!

Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

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nancy huggins said...

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Wanda said...

Happened onto your blog by clicking a link on another blog that belongs to a member of my Needle Punch yahoo group. Just wanted to say that I love the photos from your day trip to the Gulf Coast. I used to live in Bradenton, and I got homesick for Florida looking at your photos. Thanks for letting me visit. (Also, love your birthday outfit!)Wanda in Edmonton, Canada

Wendy said...

Looking at your photo's filled with sunshine were a refreshing change this morning! We (I) am anxious for sun and warmth!
It looks like a wonderful day! Happy Belated Birthday :)
Wendy

Carol said...

Beautiful scene's, those bird pics are really neat!
A very happy Birthday to you! That pie looks awesome, nice big slice!

Elizabeth's Place to Be said...

It is so wonderful to see you so "warm" looking from my cold vantage point here in Ohio. Key Lime Pie is my all time favorite. My husband always brings it back home to me when he travels to Fla. The storks in the tops of the trees is so interesting. Imagine perching there on such long legs! Such a fun post, thank you for sharing with us! Elizabeth

Karen said...

Thank you for this little tour of a warmer climate - I love the gulf coast - if we ever move to FLorida part time for retirement, I'm headed for the Gulf. That Key Lime Pie looks divine!!!...(my favorite when it's a good one)

Becca said...

Beautiful shots! Looks like it was a lovely day, and that fish looks so yummy! Hope you had a lovely Birthday too!

French Basketeer.com said...

I love ALL the pics, Diane, but especially you in your French stripe sweater! Wishing you a fabulous day!!

All That Glitters said...

He has a coupon for you any day! lol!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Dear Friend, I feel so bad that I missed wishing you a happy birthday! I DO wish you one though, I do, I do!!!
:)
Love and hugs,
Mona