Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Rainbow Clouds

We drove home from the beach on Christmas day at sundown.

It was a glorious sky and we saw a rainbow cloud.

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And then the ranch that I love came into view and I took another quick photo through the windshield.

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Here’s a photo of the ranch last Spring. I always think of my blog buddy at The Run *A* Round Ranch Report when I see a beautiful gate like this….here in Florida!

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We listened to Christmas music on the drive home and saw rainbow clouds. We waded in the Atlantic Ocean and marveled at the beauty, picked up seashells on the beach AND I found a 1976 penny in the sand!

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We saw dozens of pelicans and shore birds, 1 eagle, 2 manatees, an osprey, about 100 Sandhill cranes and some Emus (in a field on the way home).

Here’s hoping we have lots of rainbow clouds and special moments in the year to come…along with adventure and amazing sights!

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Happy New Year everyone!

42 comments:

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I've only seen a rainbow cloud once and it was spectacular! You missed the partridge in a pear tree on your countdown of what you saw on the way home:@) Happy New Year!

Jill said...

Happy New Year to you!!

It's me said...

Jij ook lieverd...!!..bedankt voor het afgelopen jaar............liefs van mij....x !!!

For you too darling ...!!..thanks for last year...love from me ...x !!!


It's not what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful.......but what you have in your heart........x !

Joyce Mayer said...

A very healthy and happy 2014 to your family, from all of us.

Hugs ♥

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

Happy New Year and lots of hugs just for you.

Hugs,
Prudence ♥

Perfectly Printed said...

Happy New Year to you!

Laurie said...

amazing start to the new year, Happy New Year to you!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Love the gate! Happy New Year!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Beautiful. Happy New Year to you too.

Kathy said...

Love those rainbow clouds. Never saw or heard of them, but I'm looking for rainbows this year. Happy New Year! Hope it's the best ever for you.

Vee said...

Amen! I like the way you think! A Happy New Year to you and your Beloved!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that is an AWESOME ranch gate!!! :D

Pamela Gordon said...

That sounds like a wonderful Christmas Day, Diane. Your photos are beautiful. I love the gate into the ranch! The eagle is a beautiful sight for sure. Have a wonderfully blessed 2014! Hugs, Pamela

Kathy said...

What a special day!
Thank you for sharing your adventures with all of us here in blog land. Wish you a very bright New Year ahead!
Kathy

Linda H said...

Happy New Year to you Diane! That drive on Christmas Day was a much different one than you would have had here. We have 3 feet of snow and very cold temps- minus 25C last night. No beach walks here!! lol
Wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful and touching Diane.
What a lovely walk and wade on the beach.
You live in a beautiful area.
A great way to start the new year.
Love the ranch gate.. yes indeed..Tex shows us some good Ranch gates.
Happy New years day to you.
big hugs
val xxx

Teresa said...

I have never heard of a rainbow cloud! Gorgeous! You have such wonderful birds and animals to see there!

DearHelenHartman said...

Happy New Year! Beginning the new year with a song, a lucky penny and a rainbow? Signs of good things to come for sure.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Sounds like a lovely time. Happy New Year!

boopnut said...

What a wonderful day! I have never seen a rainbow cloud, but may you have plenty of them!
Hugs,
Deb

Montanagirl said...

Have a wonderful new year!!

Beth Edwards said...

Happy New Year!! hope this year will be a wonderful one for you & your family! ( :

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Happy 2014, Diane!!!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Happy New Year, my sweet friend. Sounds like you Christmas was perfect. xo Laura

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

How envious I am of your weather as I get ready to go out and shovel another few inches of this awful, white stuff for the FOURTH time today LOL! Looking forward to the SPRING of 2014!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a beautiful thing a rainbow cloud must be! Wishing you a wonderful start to the new year! Hugs!! Linda

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful journey you have had this year. God bless you in 2014. I have enjoyed our friendship a lot- xo Diana

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a wonderful start to your New Year Diane! Wishing you and yours peace, joy and good health in 2014 and many more rainbow clouds :O) Deb

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It sounds like you had a perfect Christmas...Great pictures!

Happy New Year!

Carol

cynthia lee designs said...

Sounds like you had a great start to the new year. I've never seen a rainbow cloud.
Happy New Year!
hugs,
Cindy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

A very happy and Healthy 2104, Diane! I love the rainbow clouds you saw!

Chel said...

I hope you made a wish! The blue skies look wonderful and to walk on the beach would be so nice right now! Happy New Year xx

Trace4J said...

Beautiful.
Happy New Year!
Woolie Blessings

Lynnie CottageGalstyle said...

Happy New Year my Friend!
Hugs, Lynnie

bj said...

A wonderful post, dear heart.
2014 is going to be a GREAT year for us all....I just know it !
xo

ann said...

Looking forward to enjoying your adventures in '14.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Any day at the beach is a good day. Happy New Year!!

jody said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day out with lots to enjoy!

Carol Z said...

Beautiful pictures. Wishes for a very happy and healthy 2014.

sandy said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! So jealous of your weather right now! We are expecting 50 degree below zero windchill here in the days coming up! Yikes!
Happy New Year 2014!

Terra said...

Thanks for sharing these glorious photos and happy new year to you and your family.

Donna said...

Aw, what a great way to welcome in the new year! Best wishes for 2014!

Marcia Pilar said...

Happy New Year to you too, my friend. Beautiful pictures.
Sorry you weren't feeling well before. Here's to a healthy and peaceful year.
Was fun visiting today. Hope my comments aren't making you dizzy by now. teehee
xoxo's