A large manatee in our canal on the Braden River - March, 2017 . . . I am still surprised when I hear manatees splashing or surfacing for air. Another name for manatees is the “Sea Cow”, I think because they are so large. Manatees can weigh . . .Read More
It’s on our dock!
Steve hunts Craigslist for boat and tool related things, and we have been talking about getting kayaks . . .Read More
I am very blessed to be able to witness this so often . . . .Read More
A visit usually starts with one of us hearing the sound of breathing from one of the manatees coming up for air in the canal, and/or seeing a large circle of rings in the water in front of our dock . . . maybe some splashing! We listen & watch to see if manatees are visiting us again . . .Read More
I took these night-time light photos on the river two months ago coming home from dinner at a waterfront restaurant. It was March of 2017. I was not actively blogging and . . .Read More
Last week when we took a ride in our boat Chelsea . . . Here are some photos I'd like to share from that trip . . .Read More
I knew the next prompt for me was "chandelier" and I had no clue about what I was going to do. At the same time I was preparing for an image transfer class I'll teach at the end of the month, trying out new transfer things for me . . .Read More
So, we called in Ann Hall, my friend from Nia class and Florida friendly garden designer. We asked her to help us come up with a plan and to help us to get it all done. She has done a wonderful job and we are so enjoying our new space, settling in and feeling at home. I invite you to take a look at what we have done, working together with Ann, Grant Blackwell, Len Besterman and Billy Jenkins.
Many thanks to all of those involved for our wonderful end result! Direct link if you cannot see the video: http://animoto.com/play/mmnN0NoQvCbS7olhkEjRZg
p.s. you'll find more of my animoto videos right here on their own page.
Last weekend Steven said, "I'm coming to get you at 4pm at take you out on the river in Chelsea." I was pleased; he was arranging a date! Chelsea is the boat that we bought from Lucas Boatworks about a year ago. It was hand built by Dave Lucas and Howard Heimbrock. Chelsea is an unusual boat because it is powered by a Briggs and Stratton riding lawn mower engine (!) and looks a bit like the "African Queen" with the canopy top. I took a short video and a bunch of photos while out in the boat with Steven and our 2 dogs, Asia & Chloe. I remembered about the video yesterday and enjoyed putting it together with a few photos and some music ~I'm learning! But I think it came out good -most importantly, Steven loves it! If you do not see it below, here's a direct link. Only 2 minutes long and a lovely boat ride. Won't you join me?
|Asia & Chloe having a chat?|