Coincidence Discovered at Five AM Thursday

My friend Kristin in Florida looked at my blog post Absent Friends Not Forgotten at five am Thursday.

Was she ever surprised.

She sent me the photo on the right of her college ring  (U of Florida) in the exact same ceramic box.

No, we did not give the little boxes to one another.

 

Happy Groundhog Day

We’re in Gainesville, Florida tonight.

My sister brought a Groundhog postcard of Punxsutawney Phil with her in her bag.

I photographed the card by a friends swimming pool.

Punxsutawney Phil in Gainesville, Florida.

So what will it be? Six more weeks of Winter or an early Spring?

 

 

 

Colleen and Her Love of Colorful Quilting

This is a collaborative guest post by two wonderfully creative women who have been friends since forever.

Colleen and Joanne hail from Nova Scotia.  Joanne, living in Florida, collected the photos and good information about Colleen and her love of colorful quilting.

Get to know Colleen and her colorful quilts-

 

Colleen says “I have a huge stash of fabric that I like to look at for inspiration.  Some I have had for many years and almost everything was purchased in the US.  I order online occasionally but it gets expensive with taxes, customs and shipping and delivery to Canada can take a long time – so much for instant gratification!  Currently Florida is my “go to” shopping locale because I’m there at least once a year.  Found a great quilt shop in St. Augustinehttp://www.beesquiltshop.com 

Here is Colleen, looking to the sun.

Colleen’s cookbook shelves were featured on the blog about five years ago

At a Florida Farmstand

On my recent trip to Florida-

offerings at a farmstand you don’t see in Pittsburgh

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So many people have a peanut allergy but, I found a recipe for how to boil peanuts 

if you’re interested.

Earth, Air, Water and Fire

Erica V. at WordPress writes about the photo challenge she created- elemental

“For this week’s challenge, explore the classical elements of earth, air, water, and fire. How do you capture something invisible like air, or the movement of water?”

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Denali from the train

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The wind captured by the flag in Florida

 

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Falls in Washington with my sister-in-law
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Homer Alaska

 

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St. George Island Sunrise

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Rushing water in Alaska

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Train ride to Denali

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Burning Basket in Homer Alaska

 

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Hard to feel the heat of the desert in a photograph- Arizona

 

and one of my favorite songs Fantasy by Earth Wind and Fire

 

 

Dense: Weekly Photo Challenge 

Dense is the weekly Photo Challenge at WordPress

IMG_3714From Florida trip in February – this photo came to mind when I saw the word of the week dense