Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Change of Scenery

I flew to Florida to spend some time with my parents yesterday.

As is our family tradition, my Dad drives directly from the airport to a little place on the Gulf called Sams.

Looking out at the water
the fishing boats and the seagulls
gently remind me that I have left the northeast.

It's not all bad!

A Margarita in a plastic cup is served along with crab cakes and chowder. Casual dining at its best!

I enjoyed the different varieties of Florida flowers
on my walk this morning.

A different sight than the tall towering pines of the north.
The Spanish moss looks so graceful...

This dapper Sandhill crane walked right across my path and out onto the golf course...

Of course I love the pretty blue Plumbago....

I am so happy to have the opportunity to spend time with Mom and Dad. 
I hope to be able to do a bit of thrifting and perhaps a flea market or two while I am here.
I will certainly keep you posted!
Be well!


Suz said...

Hope all is well, Laura. I have been a bit under the weather so I have missed some of your entries. Love the sand crane and the place looks nice and cozy and warm for your parents. Have a nice time with them!

Diane Mars said...

Enjoy, I too love the time I spend with my parents, Florida is such a beautiful place this time of year, do keep us up on your treasure hunting. oxox, Diane

Andy's Attic said...

So glad you made it safely there. I know you will enjoy this time with your parents. Great time of year to visit FL. I miss the gulf...thanks for the pictures.

Jamie said...

Enjoy your trip! The thought of a bowl of chowder has my stomach growling.

manon 21 said...

Bon voyage!
Margarita et crabes cakes**I LOVE***



Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing your pictures - thanks for sharing your trip. Crab cakes and chowder sound wonderful, and I will have a margarita also. :D

Jane said...

Enjoy your visit. I'm sure your Mom and Dad are so happy to have you there for a visit.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

How lovely Laura
I wish I could come with you.. Florida looks wonderful... and seems to be getting more sunshine that poor ol' Sydney town..

Have fun thrifting.. xxx Julie

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi Laura,
Looks as if you are having some quality time with your mum and dad in Florida.....cocktails and crab cakes sound delicious....I could do with some myself !! Enjoy your rest and relaxation. XXXX

Unknown said...

aaaah! cold and grey here in Lille! you're killin me...

Les Cotrions said...

Lucky Laura! What wonderful sunny photos!
Have a great time with your family!
Big kisses

vicki archer said...

Enjoy your time with your parents....happy weekend Laura, xv

Carole said...

Have a good time with Mom and Dad!
Great to see the flowers in bloom.
We may get a frost tonight!

Annie Jeffries said...

Margarita's in a plastic cup. You just have to LOVE that.

Patty's Stitches said...

Beautiful pictures! Relax and enjoy your time with parents.

cleme said...

....un sogno.....Tinu.

Vicki said...

I'm in Florida too! Our weather is a bit warmer than normal this weekend - just for you! I'm in Central FL and although we are 45 min from the beach and have palm trees we also have lots of oaks and pines, deer, bobcats...hard to believe! Enjoy your family and the thrifting!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

You must have felt like you landed in another country! I feel like that when I leave our Minnesota winter to visit my parents in California! Have a wonderful time! XO

cunitia said...

Hello Laura! I follow your wonderful blog quite a while and always am amazed about the lovely things you show us!

Today I enjoyed the pics from Florida. As much as I enjoy the change of the seasons in Germany, I would love to hop over to my cousin (she lives there since...gosh...more then 30 years!!!) and flee the long, cold and grey winter.
But it is definitely too far away *sigs*

Thank you for your great blog which is fun and inspiration for me!

Laurie said...

Oh - enjoy the weather and the sea and your parents. Cherish them -- I can tell you do. Lovely jewelry and memories. Thank you for stopping by my blog today -- I am looking forward to meeting you in Omaha!