Sunday, September 29, 2013

Florida’s Gulf Coast

We took a little day trip to the Gulf Coast last weekend and it was so nice to get out and see the sights.

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It was hard to choose just a few photos to share.

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I took a couple into Picmonkey and put a weave on them to make them look like art on a canvas.

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Seasonal Sundays,

Sundays in my City,

Mosaic Monday,

and Amaze me Monday!

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This is the time of year when the weather is perfect for Florida excursions!

Come on down!

53 comments:

AllyJo Woodruff said...

Nice!!!!!! Love the canvas look. They look like old post cards. I live on the coast in Pasco Co, just north of Tampa.

Heather Smith said...

Love the added dimension that the canvas overlay adds! Great shots.

Linda R said...

These are such pretty photos. I do love the texture you used. One of these days we are going to make it to Florida.. I am thinking next winter.

Hugs~

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

I love the canvas look of the pickmonkey.. I think i need to upgrade.!
Dianne.. I would be there like a shot..lottery first.
It all looks lovely.
love your new header.
val x

Musings from Kim K. said...

I always enjoy your photos. Such beautiful landscapes.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So pretty Diane. Don't you just love Picmonkey?

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

The last two photos look like old Florida postcards! Nice shots!!

jody said...

Beautiful pictures and edditing! We finely have sun shine today up here in Mn.. Enjoy your day!!

Kathy McB said...

Such a beautiful area of the country where u live!

acorn hollow said...

When we do make it to Florida we go to the gulf coast (siesta Key) it is lovely.
Cathy

Susie said...

Oh how I wish....I love the photos that look like they are on canvas..they almost look like paintings. Cute way to make cards. Glad you got to the beach. Did you get some more shells?? xoxo,Susie

cucki said...

So pretty ❤️❤️❤️
Big hugs x

retired not tired said...

We'll be down in October however not on the Gulf Coast side. How sad because it is beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

very nice! i do like the canvas effect.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Pretty Diane!

Cozy Little House said...

Well, I surely wish I could "come on down." What game show was that?
Brenda

Chatty Crone said...

Very nice - the canvas makes it look like a painting!

podso said...

Beautiful cloud captures! I like the canvas weave effect! Have a good week ahead!

Jeannie Marie said...

Saturday was such a beautiful day. The first real hint of fall. We almost went up to Cedar Key but we got busy with a project indoors and never realized how nice it was outside until later in the day. I am so looking forward to these next few months! I love the finish you put on your photographs!

eileeninmd said...

You do live in a beautiful state. So much to see and do there. Love the pretty shots from the Gulf. Thanks for sharing your visit. Enjoy your week ahead!

It's Just Dottie said...

One of these days I am going to visit Florida and maybe not come home!
Smiles, Dottit

20 North Ora said...

Love that canvas look on your beautiful photos.

Judy

Poppy said...

Diane,

Beautiful photos and very creative art! What a gorgeous effect!

Poppy

Vee said...

Pretty mosaic and very nice effect at PicMonkey. Obviously, I have not yet begun to explore!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful images. I can see that autumn is lovely weather for you. The canvas texture is really nice - I must explore PicMonkey some day.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Those images look like they have been textured, almost look like oil paintings...very pretty~

NanaDiana said...

LOVE all your pictures. That last one is especially appealing to me- it is like old Florida- xo Diana

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Nice photos of the gulf coast. We have never been to Florida.

Diane said...

Great photos! They look like old linen postcards. Very cool!

Lavender Cottage said...

Nice photos Diane, and a tease for me. I can hardly wait to come down in February. I like the art canvas texture you used.
Judith

ImSoVintage said...

They really do look like beautiful artwork. Wish I was there :) xo Laura

Joanna Jenkins said...

Very cool photo effects.
Happy Sundays In My City.

My Little Home and Garden said...

You may have to do some postcard designing, Diane!

My Little Home and Garden said...

You may have to do some postcard designing, Diane.

The texture does add an interesting dimension to the photos.

Have a lovely week.

-Karen

Sandy Stafford said...

Beautiful photos. The added dimension is just beautiful. Thanks for stopping by. I think I could use a few days in that beautiful place.
Sandy

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane, Florida is so pretty! Thanks for sharing all the pics. Have a wonderful week.
Julie

Unknown Mami said...

I really really love the weave on the pictures, you should get those printed in a large size. They look great.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

beautiful pictures, and the canvas look is really cool too

edenhills said...

Beautiful photos. I love that canvass art effect!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Such a love picture.
I live near the Miss. Gulf Coast. And its also very beautiful.
Florida is where most of my family are.
Thank you for sharing.
XXOO Marie Antoinette

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Diane
Well the weather looks beautiful in Florida - maybe it's like that all the time!
Lovely pics from your trip - thank you!

Hugs
Shane

Donna said...

Your photos looks great with the texture layers on them! You are getting a head start on the Nov. photo challenge, LOL!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

You make those look like paintings! That is pretty fun and amazing. Since I love in the Ricky Mountains, I really enjoy seeing your out door pictures and Palm trees! !
Blessings
Susie

Little Susie Home Maker said...

You make those look like paintings! That is pretty fun and amazing. Since I love in the Ricky Mountains, I really enjoy seeing your out door pictures and Palm trees! !
Blessings
Susie

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful photos!! It has been 28 years since I've been to the gulf. I hope to see it again one day.
hugs,
Cindy

Jill said...

Great pics!! Florida would be nice!!

Clara said...

Great photos Diane. I like what you did in Picmonkey with the weave. I'll have to try that.
~Clara

Art and Sand said...

Your photos are lovely. I will have to try more techniques on Picminkey.

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

Wonderfully done... especially loving the canvas feel look. Happy week - my friend..xo

Grandma Kc said...

Great photos! Being on the other coast is another great place to be this time of year! It is supposed to be 90 here on Saturday -- and my fellow bloggers on the east coast have freeze warnings! I love sunshine!

Diane Writes said...

Hi namemate! Sorry for the super late visit. Things suddenly got busy with teaching again :)

Thank you for showing us pictures of paradise! It's so refreshing for someone like me who lives in the always busy and crowded city.

Have a great day ahead!

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

Love your mosaic and the edited photos are fabulous!

sandy said...

They DO look like art on canvas! So cool! The Gulf Coast is our favorite! Can't wait to get back there!
Hugs! sandy