One Liner Wednesday: I will survive.

I’m happy to report that Grandpa Igasho is still alive and well…… and would you just just look the length of that tail!

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He’s found his safe place where no Iguana Control person can reach him. Look to the right of the arrow. One would have to not only brave the alligator, but also be an agile tree climber to get to him.

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Hope your week is going as well as Igasho’s is.

For Linda’s ‘One liner Wednesday’.

Floral Friday: Orchid Surprises

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu

I have several orchids in my lanai which for the most part seem happy to be just green leaves. I often engage them in a very one-sided conversation, encouraging them to please try a bit harder. They appear to ignore my impatience, but just when I’ve almost given up hope, they surprise me with gorgeous flowers.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Frilly Floral Friday

Our ‘Tropic Escape’ hibiscus has been flowerless for a while, but this week she’s decided to show us what she’s capable of. Her exquisitely delicate flowers look like they’ve been carefully crafted out of the finest tissue paper. What a pity that after all that effort, each beautiful flower only lasts for a day before closing up again, then wilting and dying. We should really appreciate Nature’s miracles whilst they last.

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Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

 

 

Pull Up A Seat At The Beach

XingfuMama’s ‘Pull Up A Seat Challenge’ is now in its 43rd week and I’m really enjoying taking part in it.

I’ve chosen a few seats at the beach for this week. On a trip back home from Key West, we stopped for lunch at a beach restaurant in Islamarada. The grandchildren had fun playing on this swinging seat. Little Max swung it so hard that we had to rescue the salt and pepper pots.

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These shady seats on the beach there also looked very inviting.

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Back in Umhlanga, South Africa, a couple were enjoying sitting on one of the many benches, watching the waves and a lone fisherman.

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Further along that same promenade, this guy didn’t look terribly comfortable lying on a hard wooden bench. Maybe he was working his abs.

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Here’s a very rustic picnic spot on the beach in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica.

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Our resort in Phuket had a lovely balcony with seats and umbrellas overlooking the beach.

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I hope you’re having a relaxing week. To join in XingfuMama’s seat challenge, just click the link.

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Where’s My Breakfast?

This morning, Woody wood stork came striding purposefully through our backyard and from the determined look in his eye, he was most certainly on a breakfast hunt. I pity any poor fish who are unfortunate enough to come into contact with that beak.

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With his ugly, dark grey, wrinkly, bald head, it’s unlikely that he would win any beauty contests, but having such a menacing face which only a mother could love, probably accounts for the fact that wood storks are rarely preyed upon, even by alligators.

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Wishing you all a very pleasant Sunday.

Pull Up A Seat In The Park

XingfuMama’s ‘Pull Up A Seat Challenge’ is now at week 41 and still going strong.

Four years ago we were in Key West, when on our way to see the lighthouse, we spied these very life-like sculptures through the fence surrounding a small park. I really had to look twice to make sure that they weren’t real people.

A mother and daughter were enjoying an afternoon picnic, when it would appear that something caught their attention.

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Maybe they were waiting for grandma to stop rummaging around in her purse and come over to join them.

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Happy Wednesday to you all.

To join in this fun challenge, just click the link.

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Lines And Squares At The New York Met.

This is my first post for Becky’s October Lines and Squares Photo Challenge. 

 At the New York Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Diana the Roman goddess of the hunt and the moon, artfully aims her bow and arrow whilst standing on one leg. I’m sure that for a mere human, this stance isn’t ideal for hitting your target, but for the daughter of Jupiter, I suppose nothing is impossible.

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I hope my photo adheres to the criteria set out in Becky’s post.

Wishing you all a splendid weekend[.

Pull Up A Seat And Admire The View

XingfuMama’s ‘Pull Up A Seat Challenge’ is now into its 40th week and seems to be gaining in popularity.

This week, I dug up some photos from my travels, the first of which was taken  in Puerto Montt, Chile. This larger than life statue is set on the boardwalk of a beautiful bay. I guess it’s supposed to be a loving couple looking out to sea,  but somehow it misses its mark as they both look really miserable.

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Along the highway in Ambato, Ecuador, a stark-naked young lady was perched on what looked like a very uncomfortable seat, holding out flowers to the passing throng. She must have been about thirty feet high, so very hard to miss.

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Costa Rica can get very colourful and here, the local police seemed to be taking it easy even though they weren’t actually sitting on the bench.

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Also in Costa Rica was this beautifully decorated church with the seemingly obligatory hard wooden pews. I often wondered when I was a child, whether having such uncomfortable seating was some sort of penance for our sins.

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Now here at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, is a much more comfortable place to sit and meditate and it certainly has a view to die for.

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I hope you’re all having a great week. Now that it’s autumn here in Florida I keep waiting for the weather to cool down, but it seems to be be taking its time about it.

To join in this challenge, just click the link.

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