Here we are heading out on Sunday for a glass-bottomed boat tour outside of Key Largo.
And I have to admit that I was relaxed and enjoying this so much that I didn’t even remember to take photos.
Sometimes you just have to see life in real time, and get out from behind the camera lens.
I did end up taking photos of a couple of things that took my breath away, besides the sea and the sun and puffy white clouds.
Who can resist a gorgeous green iguana?
Look at that vibrant color?
He was just sunning himself in the waiting area before we boarded the glass-bottomed boat and I couldn’t resist taking a photo of him. Her? Who knows. If you are going to be green, be the best vibrant green that you can be!
Are there fish in here somewhere?
I’m not one who gets motion sick, but watching the ocean floor pass by through the windows in the bottom of the boat made me feel like I was reading in a car on a windy road. We saw a shark, several barracudas lots of colorful little fish, but the camera couldn’t capture them very well, so I gave up. I just enjoyed!
Do you see what I see?
By far the most amazing creature was right outside of our hotel room in the canal, and I spotted him on two different days. What looks like a submerged balloon is a manatee!
He was there on the surface not far from my lounge chair, and I hopped up to catch him, but he quickly went deeper and deeper until he couldn't be seen at all.
Such beautiful gentle creatures!
And these funny ibis were EVERYWHERE, sometimes running around in groups of 5 or 6:
So fun to watch!
It was a great way to relax and soak up the vitamin D!
When temps are this lovely in Florida, I can understand why so many adapt the snow-bird life when they reach retirement age. Every day was just beautiful. It was great for my mind, body and soul!
Our travel home began yesterday mid-afternoon and we were home by bedtime. Uneventful travel, lost the ONE PIN I had to pin the fabric to my hexie papers –looked for it under my seat as best as I could and no dice. Oh well. Someone will find it!
I finished my audio book, I finished the one kindle book that was on the tablet, and didn’t have internet to download another. (Didn’t think ahead before leaving the hotel!) and I just closed my eyes and slept the last leg home.
A whole month HOME!
Who is happier to see me??
So funny! Sadie always jumps up onto THIS spot on the bed. She always looks the same. And if you point the camera, Emmy Lou turns her head away. ALWAYS the same.
Yep, it’s good to be home.
Today I’ll start cherry picking through the orders that DO NOT have Essential Triangle Tools included, and get those out.
4,000 copies of Addicted to Scraps have arrived at the Yellow Freight Depot and we’ll go over tonight and pick those up. The next big delivery Mid-December should be the 4,000 Essential Triangle Tools and I’ll be able to fill those orders still in pre-order status.
Tomorrow afternoon, after a dentist appointment, I’m headed to the cabin to sew my brains out though the weekend. And clue #2 of En Provence will go live on FRIDAY!
As nice as it was to “relax” in Florida, I’m not good at “DOING NOTHING” and now I’ll have time to do what I really WANT to do – SEW!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage signature quilt shared by Kevin H.
I've always loved what the Dalai Lama said about ripples. "Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects."
When I look at names on signature quilts time stops in its tracks and I love to think of the lives - the men, the women, the children and all they were to each other and how the way they treated each other has reached out into our time with these same ripples, or fingerprints.
Make sure the fingerprints you leave are happy, loving ones.
Happy Tuesday, everyone!