Tag Archives: Florida

Camera Clicks – Queen of the Night (Epiphyllum oxypetalum)

I am SOOO excited❣ I know, it’s the little things that make me happy. Flowers have always made me happy. You put some work, a lot or a little, into a plant and they show you love by producing a pretty and sometimes super fragrant blossom such as these:

There are 14 flowers on this baby! One of the unique things about this plant is the flowers only bloom once and only at night.

So I’ve been watching these grow for a couple weeks now and thankfully my husband woke me up after midnight (😴) to tell me they were all open. I forgot to check them before I climbed into bed.

There were so many blooming that you could smell the light Honeysuckle fragrance. Nothing says “Florida” to me more than Orange Blossoms and Honeysuckle πŸπŸ¦‹ 🌴🌞

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Camera Clicks – Zoo 2

#cutenessoverload
Beautiful sculpture ❣
His hands were mesmerizing to me
1. Pick up stick
2. Taste stick
3. Stick no good, throw it down 🀣🀣🀣
What an interesting fella.
Looks like extra parts put together, poor guy had a limp, lost one of his 2 toes.
Zebra with a Mohawk on its butt! Who knew?!
This cutie! Made his rounds picking up all the fruit, he waved at us as he wondered by.
πŸ’˜πŸ’ He was looking for breakfast. #lookinggoodfor50yearold
Not in the mood for company. No Coffee, no talky
The sun was just shining on these lovelies❣
Manatee tail, I never noticed the details of how its constructed before.

Camera Clicks – Lizard

So I’ve lived in Florida most of my life, I’ve seen all manners of Lizards in various conditions…But never like this! I was taking some random pictures and playing around with some of the “manual” settings. When I noticed something strange going on, he or she was molting before my eyes. The interesting thing was, I didn’t notice it until I looked at the pictures I was taking. Cool, huh?

Concert Review by Dixie – Bob Seger

Disclaimer: i am not being paid, this is my own experiences and thoughts.

So back at the begining of the year we were in Michigan and had the absolute pleasure of seeing Bob Seger at the Van Andel areana. What an amazing venue and an incredible concert! Mr S is 72 years old, let that sink in for a minute…do you know anyone around that age?

So Mr S is from Michigan and the hometown crowd was Off The Chain! The story I heard was he came out for this final tour to show his younger children what Pops used to do. LOL He showed them alright!

At the begining of the concert he toddled around a bit like an old man, but i think that was part of the plan. Then he kicked it up and tore it up that stage like he was 40!

It occurs to me here that i am using alot of “Exclamation” points here but i can assure you he earned every single one of them! πŸ˜„

Now lets fast foward to Mid-March…for my sister 50th birthday, i bought her and I tickets to see Mr S in Tampa.

I was looking forward to seeing if the concert would be different, it was sort of…

The man put on another awesome, incredible and AMAZING concert but the crowd just didnt bring it, sadly.

It was pointed out that the Michigan hometown crowd supported their people. I had high expectations because of the HIGH snow bird population during this time of year, but ultimately it just wasnt the same.

Have you seen Mr S in concert? I’d love to hear your thoughts and experience.

Camera Clicks – Lunar Eclipse Jan 21, 2019

Morning Everyone!

So I’ve been a bit obcessed with the moon. I took some practice shots on the 20th. I certainly should’ve practiced a bit more with the Tri-pod. LOL 

So the first thing i learned is I need a dang flashlight! Second, i learned its just not as easy as i thought it would be.  I know, how hard is it to press a button? 

Well there I was, standing in the moonlight in my backyard, fumbling to attach the camera to the Tri-pod. Then trying to position the camera was just comical. There’s 2 different knobs and the Tri-pod wasn’t taller than me and i wear glasses!

So again, no flashlight mind you, i got the camera attached but was having a hard time stooped over trying to look up through the camera (wasn’t using the  Live View because it obscured my view of all the black knobs!) to get the moon in view. 

Ok, so i had the settings dialed in, got it attached and have the moon in view…Then i try using the remote to take the picture…bluetooth issues. So i go back in the house because its 27 degrees! I think i get it figured out, click, nope not working! So to this i figureout, it was taking a bit longer for the connection to happen,  i guess i needed more patience LOL! Then the battery on the camera was nearly drained so i had to wait for it to charge, yep i need a back up next time.

To add to my frustration, everytime i went outside my big 100lb dog thought it was play time and barreled outside everytime i went out. He’s a bull in a china shop, mowed me over and sideswiped me EVERY dang time and narrowly missed the Tri-pod with the camera attached!

Finally at 115am i said to hell with the tripod and went out front of my house and used my car to take a few more pictures. I had a few issues with the camera going in and out of focus which resulted in a black photo, still haven’t figured out what i did there. I’ll keep practicing!

Camera Clicks – Flower of the Day

This is another photo challenge by Cee.

This flower vine is called Blue Pea. A very nice lady gave me some pods when she gave me some clippings of a Coral Vine.

I planted 6 seeds and 4 sprouted right away. They really are the coolest because the flower actually forms the outer pod for the seeds. 

Grandparents question

Morning all! So we have 2 grandbabies coming. One is due around Thanksgiving (EllieJo) and one is due in April. 

EllieJo may be coming a couple weeks early, which has thrown me into MEGA NESTING PHASE for some reason. No they dont live with us, but i have a serious urge to clean EVERYTHING ! Is this normal for a grandparent? I am telling you this is not normal for me lol. I love a clean house but this is off the chain. Please lend me your thoughts and experiences on this my friends.

Lets add alittle more anxiousness to the mix by talking about the one due in April. They live in Texas, we live in Florida and i want them to come home badly. Of course i miss them and i want them to follow their path, but now we’ll have a grandbaby, waaayyyy far away. Yes i know planes fly there and roads lead there but….any advice here? Besides get some Medication?! 😁😁😁

I have a great book review coming about an amazing lady who has ridden her own motorcycle over 60k miles all over North America and Europe, over a span of 75 years and shes 93 and still riding her own ; so stay tuned!