Monday, March 27, 2017

Bird Brained

 Living with a wooded preserve behind your house means you have LOTS of birdies singing and visiting and of coarse Mom being the soft touch she is just HAS to make sure they don't go hungry so over the last few weeks more and more bird feeders have started appearing in MY tree. Last week when my Princess Katie was visiting her Dad bought Mom a backyard guide to Florida birds - needless to say Mom has now become obsessed trying to figure out what species are visiting. Her favorites so far have been the cardinals, blue jays, mockingbirds and the yellow rumped warbler who sings his little heart out all day long. Sigh - expect to see more pictures of the dumb birds appearing on this blog soon - if she is ever quick enough to catch them :) :)
The Great Florida Bird Feeder Tree
Mr Red Cardinal visiting his new abode

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunrise Sunday

We woke Dad up nice and early this morning and told him he had to come with us to the beach and watch the sun rise. I must admit I felt a little sad not having my beautiful Princess Katie with me - but having Dad there was special too as he had been in Wisconsin all of the past week and I missed him. There wasn't a lot of color this morning but it was still pretty and we enjoyed ourselves and we  got to see LOTS of dolphins playing and fishing.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Being Up Front

As many of you know - being the ones that take all the photos the Mom's rarely appear on our blogs as they are always behind the camera and not in front of it........but while Katie's Mom was visiting she was able to get many candid shots of Mom - so here is MY Mom :) Now you may also notice Mom is rugged up in all these pictures - that is because this past week it has been cold in the mornings (40-50 degrees) and warm in the afternoons (75-85 degrees). We always go out in the early morning as we furbabies prefer it cooler even if Mom doesn't :)


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sunset with my sweetie

I asked the beautiful Princess Katie what she would like to do on our last night together and she said she wanted to go to the beach again so off we went and we were so lucky - we actually got to see the sun setting. Katie and her Mom also got to have a run on the beach and had a great time. The peeps were also happy as they got to watch 2 ships leaving for the open ocean. We have had the most wonderful time together and my in-paws are just the most wonderful people who totally adored me :) Can you believe - they even liked the Dweeb!

Come on peeps - we don't want to see the ships
Let's get these leads off so we can RUN !
A man and his dog :)
Let's play Mom
Denny being brave and heading across the beach
Let's play some more
Hurry up the sun is getting ready to set
Enough photos already - we will miss it
Ahhhhhhh there it goes - bootiiiiiiiiful
Perfect last evening

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Abandoned!

Can you believe the parents went off and left us yesterday - they said it would be too crowded and warm to take us with them - bah humbug we say - we were just ABANDONED so they could go have fun !!!!!. Anyway - they went to St Augustine and here are some pics they took - WITHOUT US! First stop was the Castle De San Marcos which was built in 1672. The folks said they were all a bit disappointed by it - there is very little information displayed about the Castle and the tour and video they had wasn't at all informative. It is in a pretty location though. Next stop was the St Augustine Lighthouse built in 1874 it is one of the tallest in the USA which the folks say they can attest too as they climbed all 280 steps to the top - can you believe that - are they crazy!!!!! The lighthouse had an excellent tour and it as part of the Smithsonian Institute as they are also doing marine archeology and cataloguing the almost 300 ship wrecks along the Florida coast.
Bruce and Dawn at Castle De San Marcos
Come any closer boat and I will shoot you!
The pointy bit at Castle De San Marcos
One of the many canons
Keeping watch over St Augustine
Mom taking a rest
St Augustine Lighthouse
How cool with the sun behind the light
Huff Puff - are we there yet ????
Climbing to the top
Bruce and Dawn at the top
The view from the lighthouse

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sunrise with my sweetie

Yesterday I took my Princess Katie and her parents down to the beach to watch the sunrise - it was wonderful. We got to watch the sun rise side by side and then we got to run free on the beach and play with the folks. We have LOTS of photos to share :)
Waiting for the sun to come up
Still waiting - are you sure it is rising today Mom?
Woo Hoo - Wind in the ears
Boo Hoo - it is messing up my hair :)
Finally - Mr Sun is coming
And there he is !
Can we run now?
I am off and gallumphing !
Skimmers catching fish
Smile every one !
Nooooooooo - not another photo!
You better have treats Mom!
Let's RUUUUUUUNNNNNNN!
My future in-laws :)