Tuesday, April 15, 2014

an uncommon occurrence

snow in mid-April in SW Ohio?!






Light snow fell overnight crusting the earth with white sugar crystals.  chilly yet pretty




Wordless Wednesday--where I linked up: 


  The Art and Tree Chatter of Aquariann

  





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Thursday, April 10, 2014

umbrellas


There are people sandwiched between the umbrellas and the rocks sporting numerous cairns at beautiful Happy Bay on St. Martin.


Alphabe-Thursday, hosted by Ms Jenny, is so much fun!  This week our letter is "U." Come visit others' submissions HERE and join in the fun! 



PS:  The big rocks were put there on the beach by nature.  For fun, people have come to the beach and built little rock cairns on top of them.  Sometime in the near future, I'll post other photos of Happy Bay.  There are more large rocks in the water and on the sand on one end of this lovely bay.    

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

FLOWERS!

at  l-o-n-g  last! 
beautiful blooms in a little corner of my garden sprayed with early morning light




Wordless Wednesday--where I linked up: 


  The Art and Tree Chatter of Aquariann

  







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Friday, April 4, 2014

Textures

To celebrate our wedding anniversary and to escape the cold and snow, my hubby and I traveled by plane
(de-icing the plane as seen through the airplane window)


(The scrubby gray and lime green plants covering the "mountain" contrast with the deep blue sky dotted with floating white puffy clouds.) 
to the lovely, warm, semi-arid tropical Caribbean island of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin. 




We "discovered" a most gorgeous beach, Happy Bay.  Rocks emerge in various configurations at one end of this lovely crescent of sand.  



Time to return home.  Our flight out has been significantly delayed.  We miss our connector.  The airline puts us up for the night and we get about 2½ hours of sleep.  The upside of this is we get to watch a beautiful sunrise from the window of the plane.  ( I will confess to you that it's rare for me to ever see the sun rise.)  Here we are on top of the clouds!




LINK:
past POST on textures



Alphabe-Thursday, hosted by Ms Jenny, is so much fun!  This week our letter is "T." Come visit others' submissions HERE and join in the fun! 




Come join this awesome meme SkyWatch Friday and link up! Meet folks from all over the globe!  SkyWatch Friday is hosted by Yogi, Sylvia, and Sandy.


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Monday, March 31, 2014

Opening Day

Imagine the scene....It's Spring (at last!) and almost April.  The sun is shining and warm, the flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing....and...it's baseball time!
The sun was actually shining.  It was almost 70ยบ!  not many flowers.  no bees.  (It's been so cold and even snowy this last week.)  Fans crowded into the stadium to watch "America's favorite pastime."





say some.  If it means Spring is here to stay, I'm all for it!


Johnny Cueto, starting pitcher for the Reds 


Jay Bruce's first at bat


how fabulous to watch the game as well as the boats moving up and down the river on this lovely Spring day!


The Saint Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds. 

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

flower scenes











fantasy bathroom at the 2008 Cincinnati Flower Show.




Alphabe-Thursday, hosted by Ms Jenny, is so much fun!  This week our letter is "S." Come visit others' submissions HERE and join in the fun! 


 


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Saturday, March 22, 2014

a walk in woods mid-March

Yesterday, the temperatures soared up to almost 70!  The day was partly sunny.  In the early evening, I wandered in the woods...













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