In 2002 we ran away from Illinois where we were born and raised, and started a new life in SW Florida. This blog is about me (an eccentric old artist), ROM (my Real Old Man), Isabella (our neurotic Standard Poodle) and Emmy (our crazy snake killing Jack Russell Terrier). Oh- and the neighborhood old people. Life is good in Florida!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Summer Comes To An End Early...

I know, I'm so far behind on this blog. Everytime I get around to posting here I have good intentions to keep up and post more often. It just seems this poor little blog is doomed to be neglected. I'm sure it doesn't matter to anyone but me, but I like jotting down what we've been doing because it's fun to look back over it and great way to save photos in case my computer crashes and burns like my last one. I lost 4 years of photos in that disaster. Yes, I know I should put them on disks but never seem to get around to it. Anyway...


These photos were taken a couple of weeks ago. I didn't realize at the time it would be our last weekend to be swimming. I didn't dream the water would cool down so early this year. The Gulf water temp has now dropped down into the 70's and that's too cold for me. Unusally cool night time lows and a storm system that came through recently has really made the water chilly. Until next spring when the water warms up again, instead of beach photos I'll be posting pictures from shopping excursions, art festivals and area attractions. All the things we don't do during the heat of the summer...


Our last swimming day was gorgeous- sunny and warm... 



The best part of the day was watching this reddish egret feasting on little fish he stalked...







I read somewhere that they hold their wings out like this to make shade and lure fish in close to them...




And this my friends, was my last day of swimming in the Gulf for 2011...

4 comments:

  1. Hi ROH, I hope you continue this blog b/c I really enjoy it. I find it very sweet, thoughtful & sometimes very funny. And I luv the pics of paradise.

    - ImaJillHater2

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  2. Yeah, I hope you continue, as well, ROH.

    Plus you seriously have to steal your hubs'camera. If not for you, steal it and have a contest where I win it. Yeah, do that!

    WTGal

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  3. ImaJillHater2- Well, aren't you just the kindest lady to say such nice things about my poor little neglected blog. Thank you!

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  4. WTGal- I'm not allowed to touch ROM's new camera. And to tell you the truth, I fear it's too complicate for me. Point and shoot are my speed-LOL What kind of camera do you use now?

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