Monday, July 18, 2022

Beach Life


After a beloved trip, the countdown begins - the countdown to future warm weather destinations. Next stop: Florida. I don't think of Florida as a vacation anymore; it's my second home, and it is only three months away. Hooray! 

 Right now, I'm happy to live in Minnesota. The weather is humid enough to keep goosebumps at bay. Black raspberries cling to razor vines, chipmunks scurry along the fence, and weekend bike trips proceed each other like ants in military formation. There are condensation-free gin and tonics to be savored thanks to my trusted Tervis glasses and steaks to be grilled on our rusty little Webber.

 If you don't watch the news, life seems good. Sigh.

 Plus, it's only three months until Florida...




Barefoot beach and a raccoon photo-bomber.








Fort Myers beach.

I would feel like a real-life Jeanie, ready to sail away on a magic carpet, living in this house.



A basketball-sized jelly.


Lover's Key.

 

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9 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It is as hot as -- well, you know the rest of thatexpression--here in Colorado and I'm not a fan. I really do love cool weather even snow! We have family in Arizona and they will be triple digits for months--ugh--not for me. I do love the photos you take of the beach and all the interesting things you find, Sharon. The driftwood full of shells is so magical!

Have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting!

VENTANA DE FOTO said...

Parece que una estrella ha bajado del cielo a la tierra y la has recogido en tu mano. Buenas fotografías de las vacaciones. seguro que has disfrutado mucho de ellas.
Besos.

Lydia C. Lee said...

I love the raccoon shot - and the last one with the drift wood is that perfect holiday pic. In photos your life does seem very good, so enjoy!

Shiju Sugunan said...

Lovely shots! The raccoon is looking for a bigger meal than usual.

Yvonne said...

If one doesn't watch the news life does seem very good. Waiting is hard, isn't it, but the destination looks worth it. Beautiful beach life photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Summer sounds good up there in the great Northland! My sister and I were just talking about how life IS good if you don't watch the news (sometimes I almost feel guilty about that and I admit to needing help with that complex). I am just now starting to enjoy the Pacific Northwest, so I can't think too far ahead, but if all goes well we probably won't be too far behind you in heading to the sunshine state. ... (Just a friendly warning: *definitely* don't look at the news there!)

Joanne said...

Beautiful photos! We'll be in Florida next month... but I'm kind of dreading the heat. I much prefer Florida in the late fall but with school schedules I'm kind of forced to take what I can get.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

So nice to have beach life to look forward to. Your photos are beautiful. I like the delicate little starfish in the first photo!

Photo Cache said...

Visiting from Skywatch Friday!

Happy moving, hope it's a smooth transition.

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