Posts tagged “sunny

Went with family to take my granddaughter to the park, which is to the right of this area but I thought it was interesting how deserted the beach area looked…it was a warm night, definitely swimming weather?

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Another photo taken while driving with my iPhone…of course I wasn’t driving.  I enjoy this type of landscape, barren but every once in a while something cool pops up!

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eyes on the world…

Yesterday morning we had some frost which had melted on my umbrella…

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Don’t bother me…

This fellow was relaxing, without any concern for those who where observing him…Naples Zoo, Florida

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A Sunflower kind of day…

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how to paint a sail boat!

Certainly an interesting undertaking…with a crane involved I’m sure expensive as well!
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laying down…

this particular Bougainvillea tree is on the property of the condo we rented in Key West this year.   It has grown terribly out of shape, completely bending over, and yet it continues to thrive.   As you can see it is lifting the interlocking brick as it grows.   tree.key.west.2015t to thrive.

 


South Beach, Key West…

the quiet side of South Beach from the pier…
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contrasting views…

Both these photos were taken while driving to Sudbury, (not me of course) 1.5 hrs west of North Bay…definitly a contrast between the two views!
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Green anyone?

I’ve never been fond of green, but when I see landscape such as this I wonder why?

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calm!

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the old Chief…

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puff the magic dragon…

On Saturday June 28th the local FLK Taoist Tai Chi Society, held a Dragon Parade, celebrating 35 years of Taoist Tai Chi activities!   The parade ended at Civic Square beside the North Bay Farmers’ Market…when they arrived the Market walk way was too busy for them to parade through but after a bit of Tai Chi demonstration they were able to take the beautiful Dragon through…as they paraded it through the busker/entertainer for the day sang “Puff the Magic Dragon”…anyone old enough to remember that song???

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a close up of the beautiful Dragon face

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smaller Dragon…part of the parade

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Saturday at the North Bay Farmers’ Market

I’ve not posted photos of our local Market before but a first time for everything I guess…

Saturday not long after opening, before the crowds…you can see the RE/MAX balloon in the distance…they were offering free rides, but were accepting donations for the North Bay Habitat for Humanity

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Mid morning, this is the west entrance of the Market, it is diffiuclt to tell but,  there are a total of 46 vendors.

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a closer look at the RE/MAX hot air Balloon, if you look closely you can see that it is tied to the ground…it goes up and down but not away!

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Ice gone…

the weather is getting better, the ice is off the lake, I can see summer in the not too distant future!   These photos were taken two weeks ago before all the ice was off the lake.  I’ve not taken anything much since, too busy preparing for the Opening Day of our local Farmers’ Market.

the photos were taken at Sunset Park…a favorite childhood place for me to visit.  The ice was moving about that day…you can see it piling up on the rocks.

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when I took the photo below I stood at the shore line listening to the ice as it moved, I could actually hear it moving against itself…a very strange sound!

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hopefully it is gone!

I took these two photos on the way to a meeting in Rosseau on April 27th, they are from separate lakes.  Don’t know the names, but you would think I would after driving this way every Friday in July and August for eight years?   I’m sure the ice is gone by now…hopefully!snow.mobile.trials.2014...

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old and gray…

as always, while driving somewhere I bring my camera and snap photos as we drive along…here is a great old barn/shed!

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flowing…

I had the chance to take a few photos last week…thankfully we have lost most of the snow we accumulated in the mini snow storm we had last week…but the lake still looks very solid…no dark patches at all yet, so it will be sometime before there is open water!

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This creek is certainly running fast…hard to tell from my photos though…

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patiently waiting…

for some green and and a bit of color…

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treasures of the sea???

It all depends on how you look at things, what you see…right?   I’m sure many see these as nothing of importance or worthy of a second look.   To me these are interesting finds…especially the beautiful empty intact shell!  Just look at the Nacre, or Mother of Pearl as it is known in the jewelry world… it is smooth, an even color, without damage.  For those who aren’t familiar, Nacre is the white inner lining of the shell, the outer layer of pearls is also Nacre.   This would make a beautiful piece of jewelry if you were into making something from raw materials such as this…

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look what was washed up on shore after a windy day…

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close up…

It is great when I’m able to get close…there is so much detail to see!   This fellow along with a few friends was at a Marina on the North East side of Marco.

I got the feeling food tossed their way at this Marina, there were a few people fishing from the dock & something smelled tasty!

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Family outing…

On the beach, Marco Island…not sure but I think these are Willets?   If anyone thinks differently let me know…

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surfer dude…

the first couple of days it was windy…one of those days we saw a few fellows out catching a few waves…this fellow did well, I managed to capture one attempt.

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I don’t know anything about surfing but I wouldn’t have thought the waves large enough for a descent ride?

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He seemed to enjoy himself and make the best of it managing a few rides!

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All be it short rides…

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different…

this vacation was much different from what I’ve done for the past eight or so years…I’ve not stayed at the ocean for two weeks, nor in a anything higher than the first floor, for that long…we generally rent a condo in Key West in a  complex which is only two stories, and always choose the ground floor.   Last year in Marco we rented a house, so being on the 5th floor was different…it was so awesome to sit on the deck and look around, watch the people, the water and the sky.   So much to see from one view point.   I do have to say I’m not a fan of highrises…but that was the only option if we wanted to be on the beach…

this is looking right/north off the balcony, it looks like a short walk, but in reality it is much longer than it appears…

this was our first day, a bit cooler for some, around 18c I think, but for us it was fabulous

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this is looking left/south of our balcony…the beach ends there as  a rock formation which would make it difficult to walk on.

Photos weren’t taken on the same day as you can tell from the sky…

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