Monday, November 5, 2018

The Key to Happiness


Day 1



Day 2



Day 3

(carefully, possibly, saving a drowning bat)



Day 4

(parking lot cat)


  
Day 5

The month of November used to be dreary and cold. Not anymore. (Not for me anyway) Now, I spend Turkey month on Lover's Key. The top photo, taken from the plane, shows my rental in the lower right corner - my home-away-from-home for the last three years. 

My real home...


This is my view in Minnesota. At best, you'll see a predictable, old-school street in Minneapolis. At worst, well, you get the drift - literally. 

Now, my month of writing and illustrating, will have plenty of inspiration: beautiful skies hovering over beautiful beaches, flora and fauna and all of God's creatures. 

Turns out, I like November. Stay tuned...

Where's your happy place?


P.S. I have book news. 


I actually received mail last week - books from Mrs. Jones! It's the children's book I illustrated for author Kristi Soli. Let the tea party begin. 

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19 comments:

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

You're down by Ft Meyers. I haven't been to Lover's Key but your photo looks great. I'm north on the west coast of Florida in Pasco County above Tampa. Enjoy your month!

DJan said...

Florida is the best in the late fall, and you are showing me why. What is in that second picture? I tired to figure it out but couldn't. :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...



Congratulations on your new winter home in Florida, and the children's book that you illustrated! What a wonderful accomplishment!

Fun60 said...

What a beautiful place to spend the Autumn months.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, spending a month in Florida is awesome. Love the beautiful sunset. Enjoy your day, have a great new week ahead!

Lydia C. Lee said...

The Day 5 shot is GLORIOUS!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Congrats on the book publication!! And on being at Lover's Key for dreary November! Keep SW Florida happy for us until we get there next month! No travel adventures for my blog this week, unless i would count moving across town -- and even I couldn't stretch things that far. I'll be back.

Margaret Adamson said...

Congrats on the book that is wonderful and it looks good there in Florida

Lady Fi said...

That sky shot is amazing!

Cristina SF said...

That sunset photo is breath-taking! Those colors!

Peabea Scribbles said...

So, I begin with...I'm jealous. lol Warmth for the winter months would be great as I've aged. I like the beginning snow, but when winter sets in to stay a bit, not so fond of it. Enjoy. Your photos are lovely. Hope the bat survived. :)

Peabea from Peabea Scribbles

Aditya Narayan Mohanty said...

Beautiful shot . Please tell something about my capture on my blog.

Jill said...

My in-laws used to live in Bonita Springs and we would rent a pontoon and visit Lovers Key. Such a beautiful beach. I miss visiting there - I'm going to have to visit again soon.

Nanda Kumar said...

Love that flaming sky!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That's a study in contrasts, and I can certainly see why you like November now. Day 5 sky is breathtaking!! Congrats on the new book.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos.

Linda Hensley said...

I try to be happy wherever I am, but I got my first snow of the winter today and a warm place sounds great. Day 2 crab intrigues me.

Handmade in Israel said...

What a beautiful sunset! Exciting to see you illustrated a lovely book. Thanks for hosting.

Angie said...

I got my Master's degree at the University of Minnesota - I love the twin cities and the nature that the state has to offer. I don't mind the winter, I actually embrace it! So, here in Montana, I am in my happy place! Hope you are enjoying your time in your happy place!