Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Testing The Waters

Our March in Florida has passed quickly. Our friends tell us that wintering in Florida, in effect, gives the calendar year two summers. Ummm.....waters worth testing.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Palm Beach

Typical Palm Beach parking lot scene.....We took a drive through the wealthy enclave that is Palm Beach. Our rental Chevrolet did not go unnoticed as we cruised down Royal Palm Way waving to the locals. :-) Life is Good.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Contrary to popular opinion, things do not always have to be "in focus" to enjoy some of life's finer moments! (click on the image for larger view)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Windup

The Florida Grapefruit league is MLB on a smaller scale. The smaller stadiums bring fans and players closer making for some great photo opportunities! Here, the METS' John Maine seems to be in mid-season form.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Sweet Spot

Albert Pujlos takes John Maine's fastball downtown during a Spring training game against the METS in Jupiter, Florida. When a nearby fan asked, "where did it go?"...the response from behind was, "Orlando". The boys of summer are almost ready! (best in large view, click on the picture)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A1A Evening

"Strolling down the avenue
That's known as A1A
I was feeling tired, then I got inspired....." J. Buffet

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Beach View

The stretch of beach between the Juno Pier and Jupiter is free of high rise obstruction. It seems as if so many of Florida's coastal beaches are boxed in large condos and hotels. Here, for a few miles at least, the beach view is uncluttered. (larger view is best)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


It's not as easy as some would make it appear. I'm thinking that the surfer learning curve is a steep as some of the waves!

Monday, March 22, 2010


The "it" moment for surfers is where the real talent can be seen. As I continue to edit and process through hundreds of surfing shots I realize just how challenging the high waves were. It becomes obvious looking at the pictures that out of the large group of people in the water with wet suits and boards my captures are of the same five or six people! Like any sport, I suppose, true talent is rare and makes the difficult look easy.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pelican Pose

To the untrained eye these guys seem awkward and dumb. In reality they don't miss a trick and appear to have one mission in life which is finding and eating food. Cautious but not shy this character kept his eye on me as I passed by.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Surfer Girl

More of the action from Juno Beach. It wasn't just the boys tackling the high surf conditions!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Touch The Curl

From my perch on Juno Pier the rough ocean made for a day of photo opportunities! High surf conditions made the area a surfer's playground. This shot looks best in the larger view!

High Surf

Palm Beach County saw some very high surf conditions yesterday. Several beaches were closed to swimmers. The area surfers were in their glory!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Applying Brakes

The agility of player and horse seemed to be the real show at the Polo Championships. The folks at Toyota would do well to study the workings of these non-hybrid brakes!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Corned beef and cabbage (on seeded rye w/mustard), Black n' Tan, Guinness and wearin' of the green....'Tis the only real holiday in the dreary month of March! Keep those Irish eyes 'a smilin'!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Photographer

I was lucky enough to catch this candid shot of a very pretty photographer at the Polo Championships in Wellington. Life is good!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Polo Anyone?

Sunday at the Palm Beach Polo Club rubbing elbows with members and guests was an experience. A bit like watching ice hockey on horseback with the crowd from Saratoga Springs. A very nice touch was the free and free-flowing Champagne at "halftime"!
This shot looks best in the large view, click on the image.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Flying Low

Pelicans are prolific here in Florida. They tend to be awkward on land but they are very skilled in flight, this guy is just cruising by under the radar.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Jetty

On the weekend this scene is rather chaotic with baited hooks, sinkers and rods swinging in every direction. The Jupiter Inlet jetty seems to be an area hot spot for anglers.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Space Walk

Kennedy Space Center's official greeter welcomes earth bound visitors (after you pay the admission fee).

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Jupiter light

The town of Jupiter's iconic symbol is rich in history. The lighthouse continues to provide a beacon to boaters for Jupiter Inlet.

Marlin Sighting

It's beginning to look like spring! Hours before their game against the University of Michigan I was able to get this shot through the fence at Roger Dean Stadium.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sharing The Inlet

Haves and have nots? I want to believe that the guy in the red shorts caught more fish.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Dropping By

Pelicans and more pelicans....at least they keep the beach clean!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Surf's Up

The combination of high surf, warmer temperatures and a sunny weekend brought out the Florida surfers. The local beaches and parks seemed to be filled with families eager to enjoy the return of weather more typical for the area. Life is good!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

LC 39B

Launch complex number 39B sits vacant at the Kennedy Space Center. The two shuttle launch sites (LC 39A and LC 39B) are about three miles apart from each other. Currently space shuttle Discovery is secure at 39A awaiting it's early April mission to the international space station.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Beach Welcome

The beach here looks so inviting but the temperatures have not been co-operating. While us Northerners think that it's chilly, the locals are rushing out to buy winter coats. The good news is that forecasters predict a return to normal Floridian temps starting this weekend. :-)

Friday, March 05, 2010

Fly Me To The Moon

The Space Shuttle Discovery sits on launch pad LC-39A just one mile from our vantage point. Alida is one very happy photographer!

Thursday, March 04, 2010


The high winds and rough surf had the yellow caution flags snapping in the breeze at Jupiter's ocean beach. (..but NO snow!)

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Beach Walk

The escape from New York is complete. A much anticipated morning walk on the beach is a "pinch me" moment! Life is good.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Escape From New York

What a difference three hours can make. Set that compass on a southerly heading!