Sunday, February 27, 2011

The weeks are flying by...

 My brother, Jim, was here this past week. I love the opportunity to connect with my siblings. Paul and I were able to help him do some painting in their Florida home. Note: paint does not dry very quickly down here in this humid climate. We also had opportunities for fun during his visit, including sunset at the beach.

While we waited for the sunset, we enjoyed the sights.

However, I may consider bringing my passport with me the next time I go to the beach! Three of these patrolled while we sat obediently in our lawn chairs.

Another beautiful ending to a sunny day.

Beth, Gary, Jim, Mary, Paul and I also spent a couple of hours kayaking on Little Sarasota Bay.

We even had a view of Stephen King's home.

Happy times! We are discussing going out again when Dave and Rosie visit.

 Paul and I swing through the seafood market several times weekly to see what is available.

One night, we had stuffed clams.

And also a meal of grouper cheeks! I kept slipping and called them gopher cheeks, much to my own disgust!

They were tasty! We do love our seafood!

The weather has been so wonderful. We sit out each evening and enjoy the breeze.

We really do live mostly outdoors, just like our plants. Flowers grow so well here.

A little water, a sunny spot and they are happy, just like us.

Meanwhile, Nick, who started a new job this week, takes care of our house in our absence. Thanks, Nick! Hang in there.

I do miss being home. But, I do love it here.

I'll talk to you soon.


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum! As usual, those dishes look incredible. The presentation on the stuffed clam is Top Chef worthy! :)

I can't wait for warmer temps to hit our region. I am so sick of winter. The cold temps and snow are not helping me get past the 'I really don't want to be back from vacation' phase I am going through! ;)

Marlys said...

Your food presentations are beautiful! WOW! It looks so good! Paul & I ate at Red Lobster last evening - doesn't compare! I think sunsets by the sea are some of the most breathtaking sites mother nature provides! Thanks for sharing!