Friday, September 2, 2011

Dispatch from Florida

So let's see if a good artist can create an image without paint and brushes.  I'm writing this on the go, without the benefit of photos, but after nearly a week in Florida, here are a few quick non-photo photos:

Tropical foliage, way beyond palms, rich and green and growing wild.

Moisture, dripping from leaves, rising from the earth, steaming the windows.

Egrets, herons, pelicans, and cranes wandering freely down wide residential streets bordered with lush lawns and low-slung houses.

Sunsets over the Gulf - coral, orange, lavender, aqua, yellow, cream, flamingo pink - marching across deep blue water and sugar-colored sand.

A family of three out for a walk on a quiet, palm studded street with Robert, the family parrot, perched on Dad's shoulder.


Manatees swimming lazily around a beautiful little municipal marina and pier that juts out into Tampa Bay.

Sailboats bobbing in the breeze.

Fierce storms that blow in and out like manic freight trains, leaving everyone wet and dazed.

Cuban Sandwiches for lunch at water's edge.

As the title of this post implies - this is just a dispatch.  The full article with pictures is coming just as soon as I can tear myself away from this place.  Who knows when that might be?

Today is Countdown Friday

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Sounds like you are having a great time. Enjoy your stay and soak it up....Waiting on the pictures but my imagination is running away with me (still can't get the Temptations song off my Broome Lail

  2. Now, girl, take off those flip flops and go walk on the beach and get your feet wet! Enjoy!

    Hugs, Diane