Thursday, May 1, 2014

~Gathering the Moments~

When I saw several of my blog buddies taking part in this party, I knew I wanted to join them at Thinking about Home.

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We’ve hiked the Florida trails, including Ross Prairie State Forest and Halpata Taskanaki Preserve.

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I’ve played with Waterlogue (The IPAD app) to make my photos look like watercolors.

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And we’ve played with dolls in my house, cooked corn chowder and shared gifts from friends. AND we saw the Blood Moon in the middle of the night.

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We also made a trip to the Canaveral National Seashore and picked up seashells. We’ve watched an eagle soar overhead and shared Spring photos of NC.

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April has been wonderful! And today we start one of my favorite months of the year!

Happy May everyone!

32 comments:

ann said...

You had a full and rich month. I enjoyed all of it, too. So now we will see what you have in store for May.

Diane said...

Happy May to you too. Ours is cold and rainy. I even had gloves on this morning! UGH!

kathyinozarks said...

Happy May Day-sounds like you had an awesome April-does the watercolor app work on regular computers too-I think that is so cool

September Violets said...

You've had a wonderful time exploring in April ... I like to see the trails you hike. Happy May Day to you, and I hope you have another wonderful month ahead :) Wendy x

Cheryl said...

Your month has been full of good things! You've seen lots of pretty scenery in your travels...green, lovely wildflowers, the sea, those beautiful shells, a soaring eagle...

I love the Waterlogue collage, too! I am a big fan of that soft watercolor feel. (If I had an iPhone, I'd certainly have that app!)

Thanks for "gathering" your own moments this month and joining in!

Stephanie said...

Happy May Day, my sweet friend :) Love and hugs to you!

Cranberry Morning said...

Diane, what beautiful and cheery photos! Wonderful way to capture the essence of the month. Especially love that gorgeous tree and fence!

Nancy's Notes said...

What an April, full of wonder and bliss! Happy May, dear friend!
Nancy

Musings from Kim K. said...

You certainly know how to fill your month with wonderful and playful adventures. Happy May!

Vee said...

You have enjoyed a great April and, even better, you shared it with me. =D Florida is such a beautiful state and you make one excellent spokeswoman for the joys of Florida living. (I also love seeing your kids have a great time.)

Sam I Am...... said...

Happy May to you also!

Cookie said...

Wonderful pictures and, as Cranberry Morning said, a wonderful way to capture the month. Happy May to you too! Love and hugs!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Happy May to you Diane. I love this month too as my daughter's birthday is in May. Have a wonderful day.
Julie

Stacey said...

You and your husband make me look forward to my husband's retirement. So much fun....now if we just didn't have to wonder if we'll be living on cat food. He better keep working. :)

Linda P said...

Happy May day to you. Sounds like April was a lovely month for you.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful photo collages! And Happy May Day to you too!

Art and Sand said...

It is nice to look back and see what you accomplished in a month.

I accomplished very little other than a lot of volunteering - which was fun. But now I need to get busy around the house.

Happy May Day

TexWisGirl said...

oh, some mighty good fences in there, too. :)

NanaDiana said...

GREAT pictures, Diane. I love them all-and saw most of them daily, I think.

Hope you have a great first day of May. Ours is cold and rainy. UGH- xo Diana

cucki said...

Happy May dear friend
Love you x

Laurie M said...

happy happy may to you!! What beautiful photos, you had a great month!!!

Susie said...

Diane, Thank you for the prayers. I loved all your collages. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

20 North Ora said...

Lots of fun times for you in April. May could be even better!

Judy

Maggie Ann said...

That sounds so wonderful, every bit of it. I love that water color app too! Happy May Day

Linda Walker said...

Wow, what a busy month! I love all of your collages but that watercolor set of photos takes the cake! I just love it!
Linda
Sewwhat!

Maryann said...

Lots of good things have filled your month. I really like the water color look of those photos, might have to look into that

Jill said...

Happy May Day! Hope it's as wonderful as May was for you!

cynthia lee designs said...

It looks like you had a great month of April. Now onto a Happy May!!
hugs,
Cindy

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

i want to buy an ipad just for that water color app! I love how you have enjoyed and explored so much of old Florida!! You're enjoying it to the fullest!! The heat may slow you down though!!

Della said...

You sure do stay busy!
xo my friend!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello dear Diane
Such wonderful April moments in your neck of the woods.
I saw most of these on my regular visits to your lovely blog.

Cheryls meme 'Gathering Moments' has given us an opportunity to pick out the most important and memorable moments to remember in a post for 'always'!
Hugs
Shane

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful April, and beautiful May to enjoy. Life is Good! Thanks for sharing.