Friday, June 30, 2006

Bella, on point

On my morning walk, I met the beautiful, independent Bella!

"I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better. They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death. Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying."

~George Bird Evans, "Troubles with Bird Dogs"

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Morning Glory

"Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye
-- it also includes the inner pictures of the soul."

- Edvard Munch

(An incredible quote from an artist who was agoraphobic.)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

A crabby opinion

"I felt, then spied, two tiny eyes,
fearsome, as she glared.
Her minute visage frowned at me
as if to say, "You dare!"

I smiled, then slowly backed away,
homage to her dominion.
Smiling, that at least I changed
one preconceived opinion."

-- Barrier Island Girl

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Rustling palms

"Alone with myself
The trees bend to caress me
The shade hugs my heart"

- Candy Polgar

Ahhhh...back home with sea breezes and rustling palms. I am, indeed, a very lucky woman.

I want to extend my heart-felt thanks to all the people who e-mailed me during my time in Tennessee. I was so homesick for Pensacola Beach, but your kind words buoyed my spirit and helped brighten my days and nights.

Although I will return to Tennessee a few more times this summer to check on and tend to my parents, future absences should not be as extended.

Thank you again to all my incredibly kind blog visitors, many of whom have become my friends.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Carpe Diem

"'Carpe Diem' does not mean 'fish of the day'."

-- Unknown

I love being back home on Pensacola Beach. Both this little fisherman and I were trying to 'seize the day' and, if you note his rod, I think we both succeeded.

He got his fish and I got my shot.'s good to be home.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Sunset on the Sound

It was a beautiful evening to walk along the Sound and unwind after my drive home from Tennessee. Hopefully I'll be able to capture a few good photos for everyone in the next few days.