Monday, February 28, 2011

Street Seen

More than 250 artist converted pavement into works of art during Lake Worth's street painting event. Main street became a museum over the weekend, very impressive to watch!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Asphalt Canvas

The 17th annual Lake Worth "Street Painting Festival" is in full swing this weekend. Hundreds of artists from around the country have chalked off their own section of main street for the colorful celebration. Much to be seen through the eyes of the beholder...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Got Ya Covered

A holiday travel week, summer temperatures and plenty of beach-goers, it's the height of the season in SE Florida. Smiles all around...!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Bridge Work

Boating adventures on the intracoastal with several openings along the way. This crossing is at Hobe Sound, south of Stuart. Life is Good!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Into The Woods

Escape from the hustle and bustle is just a short walk into the Juno Dunes Natural Area. Forever wild, forever natural and forever peaceful it is a very enjoyable slice of Florida.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Personal Manicure

It's always important to look your best, especially when dinning out.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shared Balcony

It's not the first time that we have had this guy ask to use our balcony but it is the first time that I had my camera nearby! While I have appreciated our fourth floor panorama, I did not realize we had such a great hunter's perch. My best guess is that this Red tailed Hawk has an appetite for geckoes by the lake.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Juno Pier

Juno's iconic fishing pier provides a walkway to the ocean. Loving the temps in the low 80's in mid-February, Life is Good! :-)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Swamp Land"

With suburban sprawl on the horizon, the Juno Natural Dunes Area ensures that several hundred acres of Florida's coast will remain condo-free. What my parent's generation referred to as "swamp land" is now seen by many as what it truly is: prized wilderness and a vital part of the ecosystem. Just north of Jupiter/Juno is the 11,000 acre Jonathan Dickinson State Forest which protects the Loxahatcheee River and watershed. Timeless and forever wild it remains as a gift from those with "vision" when pressure to develop and build was at it's zenith!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ever Attentive

Opportunistic and always aware, the ubiquitous seagull always appears to be paying attention. After a long career in education I am impressed with my feathered friend's ability to remain on task. :-)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Wave Runner

Travel adventures that include wind in his sails, and a zip line on the ocean!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day's End

Contemplating the curl that has yet to come....Serious surfers prepare to call it a day.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ocean Stroll

The morning walk out over the ocean. More often than not, it's all about the journey and not about the destination! :-)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Afternoon Light

The walk is all about the location, the photo is all about the light. The beach is all mine..! :-)
(Best in large view)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

While looking for the iconic Valentine's Day photo I met Kara. Wearing her heart on her sleeve, Kara was eager to share her feelings for Johnny with anyone who would listen. I was most impressed with her Valentine energy and her home made from the heart heart! It was Kara's plan to share her affection for Johnny by fastening her heart to the town pier for all to see.
What is Valentine's Day, after all, if not the celebration of love?
I promised Kara that I would share her youthful enthusiasm and joy with the inter net! So..wishes,Kara, for a long, happy and love filled life! :-)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Best

All dressed up and no where to go. Some birds just know how to strut their stuff.....

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cloudy

Cloudy days can be their own reward bringing a peaceful quiet and sometimes reflective mood to your favorite place to relax. Another opportunity to take stock and be thankful for the "little" things that enhance our lives! AND..there's a chance you will have the entire beach to yourself! :-)

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Beach

The mid-week beach scene here in Jupiter, expansive and uncrowded. In my experience, long open stretches of beach without the ever present condo/apartment towers shading the beach is a rare sight on the east coast of Florida. And...by the way, the temperature is in the high 70's. :-)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pinch Me

Warm weather boating in January and February, really? Where have I been these past few winters of my retirement? Seems as if the only "boating" I did during the cold months was surfing through marine catalogues and cruising past frozen boat slips. Lately, the most common refrain from fellow snow birders is: "I tried to tell you..." Hey, better a little later than never!
:-)

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Wading For Dinner

Wading and waiting...Mother Nature teaching us another lesson, it always pays to be patient.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Balancing Act

I'm impressed. I have enough trouble keeping my life in balance on two feet!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Super


A super visit with my son for the Super Bowl and a super side trip out to get some mackerel!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

St. Louis Express

While out fishing yesterday we had some large company...! (better in large view)

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Round Around

Want to ride the Ferris Wheel? ......"No, grandpa...it's a Round Around" (which indeed it is!). AND, I highly recommend taking your favorite three year old for a ride on the nearest round around!

Friday, February 04, 2011

Beach Information

A system of flags to inform beachgoers: Yellow, strong currents...Purple dangerous sea-life (translation: Portugese Man-Of-War)! On this day, the beach was littered the stinging monsters!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

In Awe

Through the eyes of a three year old the ordinary mechanical happenings of everyday life can appear to be nothing short of miraculous. Grandson Oliver stands here in witness to the fact that that road did in fact reach to the sky and that boats indeed went underneath right where he had been standing! Other awe inspiring events include elevator operation, crossing gates (that "go Ding, Ding, Ding") trains that ride on tracks and pocket doors that disappear into walls. Life is full of discoveries! :-)

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Groundhog Day

Not a groundhog in sight here...Today is Punxsutawney Phil's big day. Local lore has it that if Phil should emerge from his groundhog den and see his shadow we are all in for six more weeks of winter. My hope and wish for all my friends/family up north: A cloudy and sunless morning to greet old Phil! AND, should it be a sunny, shadow producing day in Punxsutawney...shoot that rodent before he sees anything! (A longer winter???..is that possible?)

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Feathered Friends

Plenty of bird-life here in SE Florida to keep any avid photographer busy. Life is Good! :-)