Friday, September 25, 2009

Lou in Denver is Moving!

Lou.. in Denver is moving..
well not really..
She'll still be Lou.. in Denver..
but will reside permanently as :
*Mountain Mermaid*..
Same Florida beachy girl frolicking..
round about Denver and wherever..
So please join me at:

Friday, September 11, 2009

♥My Real Pink Saturday Pretties♥

On this chilly dreary day,
I wanted to share some of my favorite Pinks.
As in Flowers..delicate and pink
So..please enjoy the collage,
lose yourself in the aromas of warm spring and summer days..
for very soon, the sights and smells will change..
as will the colors fade from pink to be reborn..
instead as vibrant golds, oranges and yellows!
pop on over to see Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for more Pink Saturday

Pink Saturday

Although it is Pink Saturday..

What gives with Yahoo?
once again, due to changes and upgrades..
Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day..
if I can access the account,
I will empty and close it forever!
Stay tuned for the real Pink Saturday
Be sure to pop over to see what caught others in the pink!

Sky Watch Friday

Reflections of Summer

Blue skies and clouds..

Good breezy, cool morning from Denver!
Breezy, but not quite blustery or windy..
and there is a definite nip in the air..
quite a change from the calm..
of yesterdays blue skies and giant puffy clouds..
a cold front has come through,
with rain promised for later today..
so ,, instead of spring cleaning..
I will begin my fall ritual..
changing summery curtains for heavier drapes..
airing and fluffing the winter blankies..
and washing the flannel sheets..
when all THAT is done..
there's winter clothing to exchange for summery stuff
well maybe I'll just wait..
for another rainy day..
am just not ready for winter to arrive..
I haven't had a chance to enjoy Autumn yet!

check out other sky views at Sky Watch Friday

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thrifty Thursday, etc.

Thrift store finds..
..and other tales..

Initially, I wanted to join in the fun and share my latest finds from favorite thrift stores. While looking at my photos, and deciding they needed to be retaken before sharing..I cropped and this is the best of the lot!

Bubba G has been a member of the family for almost a year now.

On a very cold and blustery day last December,when opening the front door to check for mail, a taped up banana box was sitting on the porch.
Not thinking about it, I shoved it aside with my foot..and heard the weakest MEEEEOOOOOW! Quickly the box was brought indoors from the 18 degree weather!
Before opening, I searched for a message..NOTHING!
Having two indoor cats already, all I could think of was..what am I gonna do with another cat?
After putting BeBe and Ballou (my other two rescued toss away cats) safely in another room, and taking this box to the laundry room, cautiously I opened it.. out popped a fully grown ORANGE cat!
He ran behind the dryer and peeked out at me as the contents of his box were checked for further clues..again..nada! Someone obviously loved him a great deal..a bag of food, two dishes, a favorite toy and blankie were in the box..but nothing to indicate from where he had come ..And obviously they knew I am a sucker for cats.. and dogs.. and kids..
Bubba G..spent two days in the laundry room behind a partially cracked door as he gradually became accustomed to the sights, sounds and inhabitants of my household.
On the third day, I entered with a bag of catnip..rubbed him down while softy talking to him..mommy to baby talk..from that day forward, no more hissing and scratching.. just a big loveable baby who makes his place wherever he wants..always sharing his unconditional love!
Bubba G? from the movie of course..Life is like a box of never know what you gonna get..and so was the case with my Bubba G..

Check out these nifty thrifty sites..Goodwill Haunting and Homebody Holly for super finds!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Waterside and Outdoor Wednesday

THEY say one picture is worth a thousand words...
so what do these FOUR say?

Serenity in blues and greens..trimmed in white sand

Just gotta get the sand between my toes!

Margo on the rocks..jetty at East Pass Destin Fl

Sunshine,salty seabreeze, sand between my toes= SHEER BLISS!

My friend Margo,(another photographer)
and I had the most wonderful time at Destin!
What more can I say.. let the photos speak for themselves!

Swim on over to Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for more Outdoors Wednesday..
then say hello to Barbara for Waterside Wednesday

Monday, September 7, 2009

Blue Monday

Navy Blues over the beach!
Being a native Pensacolian, the Navy's Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team was a fixture in my life.
To me, the sound of jets overhead represented the sound of freedom.
To watch their air shows was awesome, inspiring , thrilling and motivating!
Many a youngster grew up with aspirations of one day being a Navy jet pilot!
Now fly on over to Smiling Sally to see other Blues..

R.. is for Rocks..

Red Rocks Amphitheater and seating

is for Red
and Colorado Rocks..
at Red Rocks!

Located near Morrison , Colorado just west of Denver is the famous Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. This is a natural formation with large tilted disc-shaped rock at the rear. On either side of the stage ,large boulders and rocks angle outward.
Seating capacity is 9,400. Concerts are given in the open air.

Easter sunrise services occur there each year.

The Park was opened in 1906, structures were built by the CCC and WPA.

Now rock on over to Jen at Unglazed to see who else has a special letter R
Have a great Labor Day!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Bellamere Cottage: Happy Pink Saturday Girlies!......Oh How I LOVE Cath Kidston!

Bellamere Cottage: Happy Pink Saturday Girlies!......Oh How I LOVE Cath Kidston!

Pink Saturday

The joys of Being Girly

Pink satin with lace and bows for this delicate lingerie bag..

Whimsical topping for this jewelry box

Frills and laces for girly girls..
along with the sugar and spice..
and..everything nice
including ribbons and bows..
remember those days..?
Check out other Pink Saturdays
with Zaroga's Nook and Jen at Unglazed