Thursday, June 30, 2011

Longing for ...


this boardwalk




this view




this solitude


In case you were wondering, all these photos were taken in Anna Maria, Florida, 
a favorite destination of The Professor and myself.  
Ssshhhhh!
Don't tell too many folks about the island.
We want it to keep its 
old Florida charm!

Have a wonderful weekend Holiday, my friends,
and celebrate with care!

26 comments:

Danielle Says Hello said...

I live 2 hours north of this island and have yet to visit. A very good blogger friend of mine is very blessed to actually live there ;)

Jane said...

I just googled this island - now I shall add it to my list of must see places! That last photo - wow, what a place to sit and just enjoy this beautiful world.

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend.

Snappy Di said...

I am going to Goggle that island and go there every chance I get.....but don't worry, I won't tell anyone else about it either.. it'll just be our secret.

DI

Ashley Sisk said...

That looks absolutely glorious!

texwisgirl said...

those are beautiful (and quiet!)

Barb said...

That looks so amazing! I'd love to be sitting in those chairs - your photos are exceptional!

elizabeth said...

I agree shhhh!
I knew from the first photo where that was!
You have captured it perfectly

Barbara said...

Now I'm longing for it, too! Actually, I think I long for it all the time - or something (anything) similar! My in-laws live near Pensacola and I'm aching to go hit the beaches near there (and see them, too, of course!)

Patricia Lichen said...

Oh my! It looks especially inviting from here in the cloudy, drizzly Pacific Northwest, where we're still wondering when summer will fully arrive!

Henrietta said...

Ou yes come to mama:) This belongs to section dreams in my head. You are so lucky and I can be honest and say I ENVY you for this.

faye said...

Beautiful shots.. we do have some of the
best getaway places in the US ....

Have a Happy and safe 4th !!

ladyfi said...

Oh, what gorgeous colours! And all that beach to yourselves. What bliss.

Jill said...

Simply put...STUNNING!

Daryl said...

LOVE the effect you used on these .. made my mouth water ... color does that to me, I know, TMI ..

Judy said...

You can count on me to keep my mouth shut...such peaceful shots!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Awesome! Hope you get to go back soon. It looks wonderful. :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The colors are phenomenal here. I understand why you would want to keep this place a secret. I'm so there...in my mind. :)

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I'm longing for some solitude as well.
I am enjoying reading your blog, your photography is great...
i just came over from Cozy Little House.

have a great weekend

Dyche Designs said...

It looks so beautiful there.

deb duty said...

What gorgeous scenery! It sounds nice to visit a beach that's not so crowded like the ones we go to.

Christina said...

... like beautiful paintings. ; )
xo

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I'm so happy to be able to spend the summer right by the sandy beach! Love the photography!
Happy 4th!!!!

Gods Little People said...

Ahh, doesn't that look BLISS!
P.S. I loved the photos of all your gorgeous garden visitors! They're a treat.

*Honest Abe said...

There are many places in Florida if you like the ocean. I went, many times, to visit our son in Florida and he lived close to the ocean but I was never a big fan of the sitting on the beach. Maybe we went the wrong time of the year.

Catherine said...

Heaven!! Beautiful Reena!
xo Catherine

Shirley said...

Oh, My Heavens!!!!!!! I thought I recognized that boardwalk! My husband and I had a house right there on Jacaranda! Right across the road from the beaches! I sold it about 5 years ago after my husband died. I sometimes wonder if I sold the wrong house but I am truly a northern girl I guess. The property on Anna Maria had been my husband's parents who had moved down there and built about 45 years ago so you can imagine it was really private back then!!!!