Friday, November 21, 2014

A Gift from Key West

Today I am sitting in Key West.  There is a warm gentle breeze that rocks the palm's fronds back and forth as if to say hello.  The lush landscape is splashed with red begonias and other flowers which I do not recognize.  Such a contrast from the world up north which is blasted with bitter cold and in some areas, knee deep in freshly fallen snow.

I am quite happy to be here.  And not there. 

There is not much on my agenda for these few days while here. The Professor has some meetings to attend.  We have been to Key West numerous times, so there is not much we haven't discovered.  The famous Duval street is a-flush with tourists and we loathe to spend any time there.  Instead, we enjoy leisurely strolling around on our bikes on unhurried back streets, seeking out interesting photo ops, sitting on our porch reading, or napping poolside.  Sounds delicious, doesn't it?

It's been a while since I've done a post. Sometimes a break from routine is quite nice and required to assess where one has been and where one is going. 

I've been blogging for 4 years now. Not very long in the world of bloggers, but for me, seems quite long.  I have enjoyed meeting and learning from many of you along the way.  It is such an enriching and supporting environment!  And I thank you. 

For this post today, I'm testing out the Blogger app on my iPad versus using my Macbook.  All photos are from my iPhone 6+ with edits from the Aviary app.  The app seems to function quite easily (so far), so perhaps I'll be encouraged to post more frequently.  From anywhere, anytime!

But for now, sitting here with The Professor on this porch, listening to the nearby waterfall with a light breeze tickling my cheeks is just perfect.  I inhale the moment.  I acknowledge the gift. 

Until the next time, my friends, 
Have a safe and wonderful upcoming Thanksgiving. 



Sylvia K said...

Good to see your post for the day and such lovely captures, Reena!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you have a great weekend!! Enjoy!!

Florida Farm Girl said...

It's so good to hear from you. Glad you're doing well and are happy these days.

Tabor said...

Cold and golden and rusty here. Love that seagull photo!!!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice shots

(I have to go see how long I've been blogging...hold on...

1079 blog posts, since 11-11-2009...


Lisa Gordon said...

It sure looks beautiful there, Reena.
Enjoy your time there, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Key West sounds delightful from here. It did get warm enough to melt most of the show today.

Daryl said...

lovely respite .... have a wonderful thanksgiving ... and come on back home already

Anonymous said...

I'm not knee deep in snow, but I'd still love to be where you are. Enjoy! Your photos are delicious, and I think you just helped me decide whether to get the 6 or the 6+. Happy Thanksgiving!

Marilyn said...

So nice to see your post, Reena. I'm envious -- even though I live in Southern Calif. two miles from the ocean, I love Florida. Probably brings back childhood memories of vacations there. I adore Key West and watching the sunsets there. I'll be interested to see more of your edits with Aviary. I haven't tried it yet.

Betty Manousos said...

happy thanksgiving!! xo

Pat Tillett said...

I've been to Florida, but have never made it to Key West. One of these days.
Beautiful photos!

Suldog said...

Nice photos. Very pretty.

Just checking in with blog peeps I haven't been to in a while (and shame on me.) Hope all is well.

Suldog said...

As above, hope all is well. Here's to a happy and blessed new year!

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