Saturday, March 12, 2011

Image for 3/12/11 - Goodnight Starling

Out hiking today (seven miles, thank you very much) and came across this beautiful European Starling carcass along Shore Drive. Click the image to enlarge  and better appreciate the iridescent feathers which, according to my bird book, are only seen in the spring. A dead spring bird; the edge between winter and spring; death and rebirth.

Weirdly enough, I saw a second bird cadaver half a block from this one, but it was in the shadow of a telephone pole; badly lit for a photo.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Image for 3-11-2011 - Doodle Friday

Scanned this out of a notepad at work. I'm not much for meetings. Find that generally they are a waste of time, so the pen and mind will wander. This little sketch was inspired by an old friend, Nino. He passed on some years back after living a long and interesting life. He was happier then this doodle portrays him. I never saw him wear that kind of sweater. Weird the connections a mind will make.

Happy Friday!

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Image for 3/10/11 - Key West Tree

One of the things we enjoyed about our visit to Key West was all of the wild and interesting exotic trees and plants. I like the textures and shapes on this particular tree. I see a weird spaceman on the lower part of the truck with one good eye and one that's wandering. What can you see there?

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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Image for 3/9/11 - New Friends from Germany via Key West

We stayed at a great B&B called the Andrews Inn on our Key West trip. B&Bs can be a great opportunity to meet fellow travelers. This can be a good or bad thing depending on the mood and quality of the encountered random humans. On this trip, we hit the jackpot when, over breakfast the first morning, we met Tim and Ines, a couple of nice German people on their first visit to the USA. We got to hang out a bit, worked on our sunburns at Fort Zach Taylor beach, take in a sunset at Mallory Square and share a fun dinner at the Schooner Wharf. Through the magic of Facebook, we will be able to keep in touch. You can never have enough friends.

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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Image for 3/8/11 - Happy Mardi Gras

I got this mask in New Orleans many years ago. It always makes me think of Mardi Gras and the good times I've had in that funky town. If you've never been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, then put it on your bucket list. It is the most wild, debauched spectacle that I have ever seen or been a part of.

And don't forget to yell, "Hey Mister, throw me some beads!"

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Monday, March 07, 2011

Home again, home again...

A favorite part of traveling for me is returning home. We had a great time on our trip to Key West. Time went exquisitely slowly for a change while we were having our good time. We made some new friends, ate some great food and slipped a little wine. Another successful outing.

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Tag:"From the road."
Location: lat=36.908, lng=-76.086

Oliva St shrine.

One last photo from KW. Seen near our bungalow. --Sent from my Virgin Mobile!
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Sunday, March 06, 2011

The Bull - For Lord Nelson

Off Duval St., The Bull bar. --Sent from my Virgin Mobile!
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Janet`s drawing for Sunday

Drawn at Blue Heaven, refuge from the rain. --Sent from my Virgin Mobile!
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Rasta Tiki-Mon

Seen off Petronia St. in KW. --Sent from my Virgin Mobile!
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Hal and Janet Key West Sunset

Sailing back from watching the sunset from a boat. --Sent from my Virgin Mobile!
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