Saturday, March 22, 2014

Packing my little truck for the drive back to Maine.......


Am I nuts you say.........


Could well be........


The suns too bright to get a good shot of this bourganvilla tree- but I think u get the idea.......... It's beyond beautiful....


I'm sitting here in the last chair to pack up... Dreading the cold ahead.....



 I made a commitment to a friend .... (This is a friend and her cousin-it's an example of good friends!!) And we know that's one of the important things in life..... Next to family.....so I must head out.....


Postcard says it all........

The smell of the orange groves when we took a ride into back country Florida.....
it was unbelievable!!!




But this is also what's waiting for me at Holme......⛄️⛄️⛄️⛄️⛄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️



---------not this yet--------


On the road before the dawn breaks....

Rain

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Color-color-color.....................





I got the spray paint out again..........



Found a quilting group.........
       getting me motivated to get back in the swing 
       of quilting--fabrics- colors-creativity- laughing
             women- it's a good thing......


          
Teaching each other........



We were always told never to use yellow in quilts...
Now these are beautiful with the yellow?!?......


 
I love this little house quilt........

I'll be there on Monday..... Now I need to get going to
Finish up my 3 day marathon scrapbooking event.... And it's still dark out
I don't like the time change....... I'm a morning person !!!!!

Have a great day!
Rain






Thursday, March 6, 2014

When the sun's shining.......


Went to a crafts and music festival at the pottery express............
               I love these little sinks............ I've narrowed 
                       Down my choice to one of these.......


I love this kind of crazy Florida art.........







I'm determined to paint some of these palm frons......


Well-- they'll be much more rustically painted then these beautiful pieces!!

These are gourds.......

Then of course we had to travel around Sanibel Island
              and go on a dolphin afternoon
                          cruise...... It was a free
                raincheck because last year we didn't
         see any....... this year we saw several.....



Next year we'll need to get the man a temporary
               fishing license !!!

He was very envious the way they kept flipping
These sheepshead fish onto the wharf......


I was afraid this bird was going to fly down this pipe where he was dropping
           the fish guts....!!!!!


Gotta tell ya  ......... I'm loving it here this winter.......

My gardenia bush.... Beautiful sunset I was trying to show....
         but phone camera didn't do it justice.....

I wish you could smell it.........
Have a great day.......
Fondly,
Rain

Sunday, March 2, 2014

As time goes by.............








I've had visitors.............


We've had fabulous adventures...........



We sailed the high seas on a pirate ship..........  well as far along Ft Myers beach as 2 -1/2 hrs would take us..........






Played limbo with pirates............





Walked with prehistoric creatures.........



Saw babies being hatched.......




 
I've been very busy..........

Thanking The Lord I'm not in the northeast this winter.............


Be well--Rain