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I was motivated to start a blog by reading all the wonderful talented individual's who have blogs out there. So, I want to make this blog about everyone who reads it. My family and God always comes first in my life. I want to share my experiences and in turn, hope to get feedback and ideas from you. I love unique things, I adore anything that sparkles (not over the top though) I love decorating, cooking, gardening, photography and shopping. My number one passion is photography! To me it becomes more than a picture, it can become a piece of art, or a beautiful memory. Decorating, though I am not a professional, and don't claim to be, has been a part of my life since I was very young, and just love searching and shopping for new ideas and incorporate the old, such as Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency with contemporary. Living close to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, and being of Hispanic heritage, I love cooking Mexican food, and love to share my authentic recipes. Though I live in Florida, my heart is in the desert southwest, and hope that my family and I will return there very soon…keep your fingers crossed that my prayers are answered SOON!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

What a beautiful weekend....

After the rain...no access to the beach this way, except through the water

I have a "thing" for palm trees...

and...beautiful sea birds...

The island in the background, is called "bird island"...thousands of birds

After five long days of heavy rain, the last two have been perfect. Not too hot or humid. Yesterday evening, my husband and I took a long walk at our local park here on the Boca Ciega Bay...then I, decided it wasn't enough and asked if he would like to go to the beach. Since he has been fishing since he was a young boy, and due to the fact that he plays golf every other day, and doesn't fish as much as he would like, he jumped at the chance to go to the beach on such a wonderful July evening. Though I have lived here for over 28 years, there is always something new to see at the beach. With all the recent rain, the sky and air was so clean and crisp...there were still little areas of water that were standing and couldn't get access completely to some areas of the beach unless you wanted to walk through it, which I did. The birds were playing in the water and singing...there were so many beautiful sea birds, the water was such a gorgeous color of teal. I've added a few of the pictures I took along our walk. Though I only live 5 minutes from the beach, I don't take advantage of it enough, that is going to change - today...going back down for a nice sunset and just relax in the warm sand and thank God, the oil hasn't reached our beautiful beaches yet.