Posted on August 31, 2017
My blog is very simple this month. I had surgery on both my feet 2 weeks ago and right now it is hard to focus on anything.
Friday, prior to surgery, Richard and I took a drive down to Key West for an overnight stay. I decided I would share the quaint guest house that we stayed at. It was called Simonton Court. It was close to Duval Street and also close enough from where our sunset cruise left from.
The guest house seemed to be made up of possibly 3 different houses. There was 8 rooms in the house we stayed in. Below was our own private pool and it was really nice to slip into the water and cool down.
The property was lush with plants and had the feeling of a tropical jungle. Especially after it rained and the humidity level rose. Here are a few pics of where we stayed.
If you would like to see more of the sunset pics you can click here.
Thank you for joining me for this month’s Tell me a Story. This is a circle blog. Please take time to visit my fellow blogger Emily Kohl Photography and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on their pages.
Posted on August 28, 2017
A last minute suggestion of an overnight stay in Key West in preparation for my long enforced sabbatical on the bed, post surgery, was met with enthusiasm. Off to Key West we were going. Friday we walked a lot and by the evening my feet were not feeling happy. One year post the first surgery and the discomfort is still evident. Healing it appears, takes time. Fortunately the cute little place we were staying in had a swimming pool right at the base of the steps to our room and I was able to spend an hour cooling down my feet. Part of the attraction of heading to Key West is doing a sunset cruise. This time around we opted to use the charter Seabago Watersports. Normally we would do a catamaran cruise but this time we opted to go on the Sailing Ship, the Schooner Appledore. Richard’s dream would be to travel on a sailing ship. This was a smaller boat, less guests, a much quieter and reflective cruise. The crew were awesome. There were drinks on board and they provided sunset snacks which could easily have been a meal if you were not looking for a big dinner. I would definitely recommend this cruise to anyone looking for an opportunity to watch the sunset.
The do not go out terribly far (but nor do any of the other cruise groups). Out of harbor the sails are raised and the motor is cut and the boat gently bobbed along the calm seas. I could easily get used to that if I did not know that the weather could as easily turn as well. In fact, at one point I felt really relaxed and dozy.
For my 30 Minutes in the Life, I have chosen to show the ever changing sunset we had that evening.
If you have not done a sunset cruise lately, and you are close enough to the ocean you may want to look into it. I was glad that we chose the sailing ship over the party boat. It was nice to be quiet and reflective given what is ahead of me in a few days. The sunset warmed my soul and continue to impress me with the majesty of creation and the beautiful vision of the creator.
Thank you for joining me for this month’s 30 Minutes in Life. By the time you read this my surgery will be over, and I will be confined to bed for around 2 months. I am looking forward to brightening my day through the circle blogs. Please take time to visit my friend and fellow blogger Colleen Putman Photography and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers, from the US and around the world, have shared this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on their pages.
Posted on August 6, 2017
Kathy of KG Ledbetter Photography chose the theme Collections and this month had me really digging deep. Besides for books, and Lensbaby optics, I personally do not have much in the line of collections. I collected clowns when I was a teenager and up into my twenties, but they are some where in the shambles of reconstruction and to be honest I really do not know where they landed up. I have family photographs but I am not sure that you really want to see any of those.
So I had to dig a bit deeper. I hope you enjoy what I came up with.
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