What’s a girl to do when she has been moved to a new location – hours ahead of dinner time and finds herself alone in an area with lots of shopping areas to walk through?
She goes a-walkin’!!
I tried to get closer to the birds on the little pond by the hotel…but with each step I took to get closer, they took three to get farther….so I eventually stopped and shot from where I was.
What are these guys? They are so pretty to watch, and I loved the reflection in the water. Water reflection = cool in my book!
The sun was out---perfect for walking in a short sleeved t-shirt with a denim shirt thrown over it –PERFECT January weather!
As I crossed the street, I came across the silhouette of a live oak tree…gnarly in all its massiveness, and out came the camera again:
If I were an art quilter, I would do something with this…the swirling wisps of clouds, the radiating ball of sunlight behind the branches backlighting the twisted branches…..and can you see the one palm tree next to the oak to the right of the tree? COOL Photo!
I know you can't tell -- but this was in a Lowe's parking lot. Never know where cool photo ops will be found.
Further down the road in a plaza that held a super target, a dollar tree and some other chains….was a pet store. With a sign that said PUPPIES!!
I came in to play foster-mom for a while!
Don’t you want to take me home?
What a sweet little English Bull Dog girl she is!!
Look at those feet! LOL!
Tugga-Tugga! Who’s going to win this match?
This little dachsie found himself pinned beneath a cockapoo!
Did I want to play with him? Why YES! I had time to kill and who could resist some puppy snuggles and nibbles and puppy-breath kisses!
It’s a good thing my luggage is at weight limits! This little guy is only 9 weeks old and was as sweet as could be!
Bye bye, sweetness! I’m sure you’ll find your fur-ever family soon!
Before anyone emails me and rants about puppy mills, etc etc – this is a reputable chain and they had all kinds of AKC inspections and info posted all over the place. I am not condoning the existence of puppy mills – I just know that I had a little extra love to give and a little extra time to share, and it did my heart good to go in and play with the puppies.
I’m here in Sarasota –Just returned from dinner to find a sweet featherweight had been dropped off at the front desk for my use while I’m here!
Let the evening sewing fest begin!
And just a heads up ----
You will NOT want to miss tomorrow morning’s blog post. I’ve got a special give-away to kick off, and it’s a great one!