Wildflower Mural House On Route A1A

As you get gas at the BP station on Route A1A, you can see the colorful Wildflower mural that artist Steven Teller has been painting on this house, which is his studio. There’s an article in the St Augustine Record about his artwork… “displayed Mexican petunias, dune daisies and Gaillardia blanket flowers. He said he noticed that wildflowers became more abundant in Vilano Beach after two hurricanes (Irma,Matthew) rocked the area and spread seeds.”  

Getting gas at night is the second photo.  Glad our hostess Joanne drove by in the daylight so we could photograph the mural again, not just in the car headlights.

A Real Nail Biter. I Dropped 3 Stitches

We were watching the Super Bowl Sunday night.

Kansas City came from behind and beat San Francisco. It was a very exciting game and knowing family in Kansas was rooting for them, swayed our cheering for Patrick Mahomes and Coach Andy Reid, too.

I was knitting a sock. In all the excitement I dropped 3 stitches at various intervals and had to get up and move into a stronger light to pick them back up.

Heres what I photographed on a Thursday, January 30.

Posting this plate of the state of Kansas to honor the winners of the Super Bowl, Kansas City Chiefs.

This vacation plate is on sale in Ayla’s Acres No- Kill Animal Rescue Thrift Shop  on King Street in St Augustine, Florida.

Candlelight and Tiffany Window Light

St. Photios Shrine Candles – St.Augustine Florida

 

 

 

and Tiffany Window at Trinity Episcopal Church on King St.

St Augustine Florida

Thanks for inspiring a month of light Becky B.

 

Therapy Dogs Guest Blog

My friend Joanne sent this photo from Florida

”Here’s what I met when I was at the Council of Aging yesterday to drop off auction donations.  A little group of therapy dogs tired out from their weekly gig bringing joy to the residents …. their names are Juan Pablo, Ricco Suave, Penelope and Magnolia…..”   Photo and text by Joanne

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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.

Sea Turtle Dig at Sunrise

6:30 AM- Sea Turtle Patrol Volunteer arrives

The dig commences

The results of the dig –

97 broken eggshells evidence of  live turtles hatching

2 eggs not viable, Not hatched

0 live turtles present in the bottom of the funnel, which is a good thing- they all made it out