Scooby Doo where are you?
990 feet of great saltwater fishing
So she ran away in her sleep and dreamed of Paradise — Coldplay
I’m all about coconut trees and 80 degrees
…the footprints we leave behind are as important as the path we will follow. They’re part of the same journey — our story.
Are you suggesting coconuts migrate? — Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Quote from @ honeypieliving
Now that she’s back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair,
She acts like summer and walks like rain.
Reminds me that there’s a time to change. — Train
In this morning twilight view from the island of Djerba, Tunisia, the crescent Moon is in close conjunction with planet Jupiter, and Venus is also just below the pair. ( Photographer Babak Tafreshi)
The big catch that almost was 😎
Hair gets lighter.
Skin gets darker.
Water gets warmer.
Drinks get colder.
Music gets louder.
Nights get longer.
Life gets better.
“The Diver” 10×10 acrylic on canvas
A spectacular collection of vintage lights and neon designs at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas recalling the dazzling lights of the Strip from the mid-20th century
Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly — Van Morrison
A message of peace left behind at the beach
No heart rocks found on the beach this evening, but as I turned to leave and looked up at the sunset, this was waiting for me. I’ll take it.
Summer is already here with temperatures in the 90’s, lapping waves, and aqua blue hues. Love 💙
The world is your oyster — Shakespeare
“Palm Beach” 10×10 acrylic on canvas for The Coastal Collection
The quaint fishing village of Scilla, Italy circa 2003
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever — Jacques Yves Cousteau
Inspiration exists but it must find you working — Pablo Picasso
Exquisite gardens at The Society of the Four Arts in West Palm Beach
Spending the morning admiring premier British classic cars and motorcycles at the Wheels Across The Pond show at Carlin Park in Jupiter
Check out the blue ocean-like design within the middle stripe on planet Jupiter. Tonight,
Jupiter shines high in the southeast as the stars come out, and it will be the brightest point of light on that side of the sky. It will pass highest in the south around 10 p.m. daylight-saving time.
Heart rocks, pebbles, and shells collected from Jupiter Beach and embellished with gold and silver
Each kite has 4 lines, so another kite is above the red one but out of view in this shot. Some days I’ve counted 20 kitesurfers riding the waves, and I’ve never seen them get their kites or lines crossed. A true sport.
A daily sport on windy days at Jupiter Beach
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you — Matthew 7:7
Faux shark fin attack
Blazing west coast sunset
Hanging shell wishes
Juno, the resident pier pelican, up close and personal. He loved having his picture taken, or maybe he just wanted to eat the iphone.
Heart discovered in a concrete bench where daily morning walks begin at the beach
Have you ever noticed how Pelicans just silently drift over you, never making a sound?
Aloe’s soothing aqua blue
Such a perfect expression of bliss…
Iron gate built by Dad over 30 years ago for the entrance to his farm in Ocala, Florida
She said, I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
— Audrey Hepburn
It never ever, not even for a moment, gets old
Beautiful bouquets at The Breakers Hotel in West Palm Beach
A beached coconut with barnacles
Beach flags signaling HappyLand
Loving this guitar weathervane posted on Carly Simon’s Facebook page
Some of Dad’s old fishing lures — with a tale or two no doubt
A bat wing effect as this kite surfer makes his way back up the beach
With bottoms up, these ducks show off their synchronized swimming capabilities while dipping for food in Wash Park lake
Beautiful historic tree jutting out over Wash Park lake
Beautiful winter day on icy Wash Park lake
1955 diamond and turquoise cabochons bib necklace
Film actress Maria Felix photographed by Lord Anthony Snowden, 1980, wearing her crocodile necklace commissioned by Cartier in 1975
1932 diamond and 142.23-carat emerald necklace sold to Lady Granard, the daughter of American financier and philanthropist Ogden Mills
Sketch of a flamingo brooch with diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and rubies sold to the Duke of Windsor 1940
1948 diamond and emerald Bird Brooch measuring 8 inches long
Cartier, Cartier bird brooch, cartier diamond necklace, Cartier emerald necklace, cartier flamingo brooch, Cartier in 20th Century, Denver Art Museum, diamonds, Duke of Windsor, emeralds, Lady Granard, Lord Anthony Snowden, Maria Felix, Ogden Mills, rubies, sapphires, turquoise cabochons
Beautiful sunset through the eyes of downtown Denver
Bring some crystals into your home, such as rose quartz, which emanates specific frequencies that promote heart healing; or citrine, which attracts wealth and abundance. Always cleanse your crystals when you first place them in your home (submerge in water with or without salt) as this resets their vibration to be receptive to the new home and new owner. Always place your crystals in good energy areas such as your main entry table and living room.
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right —
“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” —
Such a magical piece found at Sung Hollow Farm Bed and Breakfast in Kentucky
Doesn’t this make you smile?
Kite surfers following their bliss
Crystals hanging in the cabin window at Snug Hollow Farm reflecting the light of dusk
Beautiful sunset shadows dance against a painting at home
Beautiful Christmas cheer at The Breakers in West Palm Beach
Memorable post-Thanksgiving getaway to Snug Hollow Farm Bed and Breakfast in Kentucky with my BFF
Coming full circle with my blog, which started around this time a year ago! My favorite time of year!!!
Bird of Paradise and other plantings from around the house and patio
Morning sun streaming in the window and bouncing off a mercury lamp creating a unique shadow effect on the wall
We don’t get that many chilly days in southern Florida, but when we do, it’s definitely time to make a pot of chicken noodle soup 😎. Recipe on my Pinterest board: http://www.pinterest.com/lquattrone/food-drink/
Such a color fest of glass art sculptures and lighting at the night exhibit of Chihuly at the Denver Botanic Gardens
Henri Matisse was a part of a creative community that sought to redefine painting, favoring an expressive style that emphasized loose brushwork and bold colors as displayed in this oil on canvas masterpiece called Open Window, Collioure, 1905 (Matisse and Friends exhibit, Denver Art Museum). #SitWithMatisse
The making of another beautiful sunset at the Acoma in Denver
Reflection of trees in pooling water at Wash Park
Poolside reflection in the Acoma windows
A glimpse of some of the few blooms remaining in Wash Park before the flower beds are changed for the fall and winter seasons
The last guys left at season’s end at the paddle boat dock in Wash Park
Dancing fountains in the Acoma pool
Colorado State Capitol in downtown Denver
Chinese Lantern tree in Wash Park
Unique gourds found at Denver Urban Roots
Cloud reflections in the windows of the Acoma in downtown Denver
Shadows created from an outdoor terrace at the Cllfford Still Museum
Surrealism of the Denver Art Museum and unique architecture that horizontally juts out from each side
Exquisite design of the Denver Art Museum
The Colorado Trail at Kenosha Pass showing off its fall colors
Golden magic of the Aspens
It’s not every day that you find your initials carved into an aspen!
Plantings at the Denver Botanic Gardens
Chihuly and the colors of Autumn on full display at the Denver Botanic Gardens
Fabulous water lilies and Chihuly art at Denver Botanic Gardens
Chihuly’s perfect glass sculptures with amazing colors dance with the surrounding plants and flowers at the Denver Botanic Gardens
A day experiencing the magnificent and breathtaking fall colors of the Aspens in Kenosha Pass, Colorado
Beautiful evening with Crosby, Stills, and Nash at Red Rocks Amphitheater
Very first sighting of a Chinese Lantern tree!
wists and turns in the bark of an old tree in Wash Park
A great moment to stumble across this while on a walk in our neighborhood
Low tide reveals a moss covered rock display at Jupiter Beach
Close up of the hairy moss growing on the beach rocks
So many rock designs, so little time to capture them all! What do you see?
In honor of all the souls lost on 9/11, this picture of the Capitol and the reflection of the sky in its windows was taken on a perfect day spent with my nephew in the summer of 2010.
Neptune Statue at the Library of Congress in D.C.
“Native American Crouching” statue at the Christopher Columbus Monument in D.C.
Lincoln Memorial at dusk
Plane on its decent into D.C. Reagan National Airport at sunset
“Good Day Sunshine” 10×10 acrylic on canvas with rocks collected from Jupier Beach.
A beautifully painted rock from Christine Salva Art on Etsy.
“Aqua Reflections” 24×24 acrylic on canvas for The Coastal Collection I spired by the aqua blue hues of the coast …
Kite surfing at Jupiter beach
Lovely white bloom found amongst the palm fronds on a morning walk at Jupiter beach