Sunday, February 10, 2019

BEST DAYS FOR A WHILE!

Our weather this past week has been wonderful, in the low to mid 80's during the day and a little cooler at night.
 
We have been off and back to the island several times during the week and have seen some beautiful clouds, which as you know, always catch my attention and also have noticed how many people have been enjoying the day on the Causeway Islands.  They were doing all kinds of activities like swimming, riding jet skiis, fishing, kite surfing, paddle boarding, wind surfing and also kite flying.  See if you can find the kite in  one of the photos.  There were also a lot of boats out.
 

 

 
 




 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Love This View

 
Just because some of you love this view as much as I do.  And today was another chilly one.  Just couldn't drag myself to the beach.
 
 
 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Another Cool Rainy Day

My youngest daughter has been here visiting for 2 weeks.  Early this morning we had to take her to the airport in pouring rain.  It rained all the way there and back.  It was also pretty cool today, in the 50's again.

Took a few photos on the way back. Most driveways were full of water when we got back.







Saturday, January 26, 2019

A Cool Rainy Day

Temps in the 50's here today and a little rain off and on.  It quit for a while and we decided to check the beach to see if there were any shells.  By the time we walked  out Resident Beach Access #2, it had started raining again.  Luckily I had an umbrella, so we continued on.  There were only a couple people in either direction. 
At first I only saw a lot of broken shell pieces, but then we spied an area with shells.  I only picked up a handful to carry home in my pocket, but they are cute little shells. :)
 



 
 


 
 

Friday, January 25, 2019

Strange Clouds Today

 
If you remember how I love clouds, you will know that I see all kinds of strange things in them now and then.
 


 
What do you see in these last two.
Perhaps a creature tipped to one side?


I absolutely LOVE our clouds!

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

REMEMBERING

I can't believe it has been 5 years since I posted on my blog.  I was looking through some old documents I had saved from Blogger and Trip Advisor, when I ran across all the kind and caring comments that many of my blog watchers had left for me regarding my Daughter's passing.  It brought tears to my eyes, to  be reminded  people cared and were showing so much sympathy for someone they had never even met in person. I felt a need to see if any of you are still around, and how you are. 

I let being on Facebook take up all my time and my Blog slid to the side.  I hope to remedy that and begin posting often again, if anyone is still interested in our little island and our crazy life here.

Our dog Puffin is still going strong!  Well, he does sleep most of the time since he is 8 years old now and doesn't play as much .

Both the parrots are still living and loud as ever.  They frequently are threatened with their lives if they don't quit making so much noise, but that's as far as it goes.  :) So our goofy life continues.

Family still comes to visit often to make our lives complete.  The two of us have encountered numerous health issues, but are both still kicking!

I thought I would post a few photos I took one evening last week, when we were at Resident Access #5, just to get back into the swing of things.






The weather lately has been wonderful.  Cool nights and warm days.  Sometimes a little chilly wind creeps in, but we like the change.
 
Please bare with me while I relearn how to use the changes in Blogger.  I will be posting more if all goes according to plan.

 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Florida's Summer Heat Brings Beautiful Clouds


 The last couple of weeks have been a little on the hot side for me, but I'll take it!  The Florida heat and humidity bring amazing clouds!  This evening was just perfect, with clouds, a cooling wind and the rising moon.  What more could you ask for?

The view from our decks this evening.





The critters kept us entertained today.  However, you can tell by Puffin's expression that he was not impressed at all, with Lexi's attempt at a visit.




Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hello Everyone!

I thought I would make an attempt at catching up a little.  We have had visitors coming and going constantly and other things going on, plus a few health issues mixed in.  The island has still remained very busy, even after the normal season was over.  I've heard that the amount of tourists is expected to drop off a little due to school starting again.  We could certainly use a break.  Even business owners that normally take a vacation during this time of year, have not been able to do so yet.

One fun thing that happened was our 7 member team won the Road Rally this year!  We've done it every year since moving here, and this year we got lucky!


         


The Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club puts on this very entertaining event each year on the 4th of July.  It is tremendously fun, so you should plan a visit to take part sometime!

Since today is National Lighthouse and Lighthouse Preservation Day , that prompted me to share some cool photos of our Sanibel Lighthouse during refurbishment that began at the end of June and planned to be completed during the month of September.

We were driving across the Sanibel Causeway on July 13th, and noticed the lighthouse looked a little strange.  From that distance it looked sort of like a lighthouse with an enclosed base.  It peaked my curiosity, so we drove there and took photos.  It was uncovered again a week later.




In the U.S., skeletal lighthouses, like the one at Sanibel, became popular with our government because the cost was less than half the price of a stone or brick tower.  They were assembled from prefabricated sections and taken to the location to be assembled.  The first onshore skeletal lighthouses in the U.S. were built in 1861.  There is an interesting story about our lighthouse.  It was fabricated in the north and then shipped to Sanibel.  The ship sank just two miles from shore, but the crew, with help from divers, were able to recover nearly all of the pieces.  Sanibel Lighthouse was erected in 1884. 

As usual, the Summer months have brought lots of beautiful clouds, plenty of rain, rainbows, sun rays and sunsets!
















I'm a little disappointed that I didn't get to help with sea turtle nesting program this year, I was willing, but my feet were not.  There are a large number of nests here on Sanibel and Captiva this year, a total of 471 at this time, and 71 hatches.  Some got washed over with extra high tides from Tropical Storm Andrea, but many are hatching.  Most of the nests here are Loggerheads, but this year has set a record for Green sea turtle nests, 7 here and 2 on Captiva. 

In case you are wondering, the critters in our home are doing quite well.  Puffin has become quite studious, that is, when he isn't scattering toys all over the house or laying around sleeping, which is most of the time.






The parrots, Lexis and Lotus, are also helping keep us entertained. 



I hope all of you are doing well!