Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It's a Jungle Out Here!

 That's what we said when we returned home from our vacation and saw the yard. We couldn't believe how much things had grown in only 8 days. But with all the rain and warm weather, everything (especially the weeds:) had rocketed up. I have spent the last week getting caught up and still haven't finished all the gardens. It has turned very hot and humid and I just can't handle working in it too long at a time.

So this was where we spent our little holiday - Siesta Key, Florida. Really the most beautiful beach we have ever been to. Add to that the perfect weather, condo, and food and we were in heaven!

The water was so clear and warm.
One of our favorite things about Florida (or anywhere, really) is the wildlife. We went to a state park and also to another island to see alligators, birds and sea creatures.

We waded into a tidal mudflat to see horseshoe crabs and other cool things.

I had to bring along a little something to work on while relaxing in the evenings. Can't have idle hands, you know! So I prepared a stitchery project. I'm not sure what I will do with it. Maybe a pillow? We'll see.

Saying goodby to our beach :(
We will add the memories of this trip to the all the others taken over the years. I wonder where we will go next. Mmmm....


Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your vacation sounds perfectly wonderful and relaxing! The white sand beach looks so inviting to me right now! Love the beautiful scenery and the wildlife photos. The stitchery is very sweet. I know what you mean about the garden - I didn't go on vacation and mine is still wild - we have had so much rain. Hope that relaxing feeling stays with you for a while - getting back to 'normal' is always a transition.
Hugs xo Karen

Jody and Stan said...

I love all your photos of your vacation. It looks like you had so much fun, lots of adventure and that water, so clear. Thanks so much for sharing.

Stacy said...

It is amazing how much nature can do in a week, isn't it, Cindy?

Florida beaches are the most beautiful in the world, in my opinion, and you sure did pick a lovely spot for a vacation - I need to do this, too - it's been years since I've visited Florida.

Love the embroidery project. I think a pillow sounds delightful! xo

Solstitches said...

I enjoyed the picture show very much.
Looks like a great place for a relaxing vacation.
The stitchery design is very pretty.
Looking forward to seeing more and what it will turn into.