Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Anna Maria, Florida

I had stopped writing this blog for a while, as we have left the tiny houseboat some months ago. But I miss it -- the houseboat, yes, but the writing and sharing my photos, too.  I have more recipes to add to the recipes tab, and have taken some beautiful photographs. Here I will start with some I have taken in and around Anna Maria Island, FL, between Tampa and Sarasota on the Gulf coast.  Check out the sand patterns. And the Special Suns. A new recipe I will have to add. The weather here has been a mix of sunny and hot, and cool and stormy. Some very wild weather here, and you might see this reflected in some of the water shots. I once lived in Florida, and it's a strange kind of vacation/homecoming. Not unlike going to Vermont, except, I never visited Anna Maria Before. I have had a chance to visit with family and friends and am starting to make new ones.

Rooftop decking and banyon tree

Florida house and Rod 'n Reel Pier

Wavy Sea and Windy Sand Patterns

Snowy Egret

Sunset through the car window and the view from Skyway bridge


'68 Chevelle  -- Florida nostalgia for my '67

Wild Seas

Calmer Seas

Carla and Claude

Carla and Cindy at the Robinson Preserve

Gulf on a windy day


Birds of the piers and the piers


Claude on the beach

Special Suns 

Florida house

Sunsets, Sand, Wilderness, and Solar

It's hard to resist heading out the three blocks from our rental in Anna Maria Florida to walk to watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico, or to watch the while water. Yesterday we headed out to Lithia Springs Regional Park, hoping for some snorkeling in their spring, but it was closed for swimming, so I went on the hiking trail and took some photos. Here are some of the photos from the last couple of days.

Dates filled with cheese and pistachios with balsamic vinegar at Arts and Eats in Bradenton

Egret in the side yard

Wilderness, and not so wild at Lithia Springs Regional Park

More Sunsets

More Special Suns..with Mushrooms

Late Afternoon on the Beach

Late Afternoon in Town

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