Wednesday in Seagrove Beach

by grace on April 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 27th started out with pouring rain.

it was a mellow day, including yet another trip to the grocery store where we danced in the aisle.

the rain let up and kevin historically got his toes wet!

after that he made dinner, also kind of historical. i recorded some of his efforts.

While the chicken baked we stepped out onto the balcony to watch another beautiful sunset.

And then we ate Kevin’s delicious meal, a perfect ending to the day. he’s blurry here because he was moving so fast getting everything ready.

ok then,

mrs. h.

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evening in florida

by grace on March 25, 2019

i went just a bit crazy taking photos of the sunset on Sunday, Feb. 24th but managed to whittle them down to just a few.

a friend said “i don’t just want to see beach photos” of our trip, but it’s my favorite thing, so of course there are some photos because i can’t help it.

i took a time-lapse photo, and it’s very shaky but not bad.

here’s the little sliver of sun that’s left.

oh boy this makes me want to be back there again.

i need to speed up my postings of our trip since we’re about to have spring, even though it keeps looking and feeling like february out there.

ok then,

mrs. h.


all kinds of stuff in november

by grace on December 6, 2018

first, happy belated birthday, bev!  here she is with a group of friends vigorously celebrating her special day.  one of her friends bought bev the Barbie seen there in front of the pig, and they carried the Barbie around with them all day, photographing it in all kinds of settings.

rilcy always loves a new box.  that box is still sitting in the exact spot, but now it has the added benefit of a big wad of brown paper, which riley sometimes like to jump in, sometimes likes to hid in, and Winnie even occasionally ventures in for plenty of kitty fun.

speaking of Winnie – here he is on the new foam steps we bought him so he can climb up on the couch.  I put them down and he immediately climbed right up.  he continues to be OK, but it seems like he’s slowing down more and more every day.  at least he spent some quality time lying on my lap purring this morning.

riley and les playing in the wad of brown paper, before it ends up in the box.   I plan to start getting out xmas décor today so I feel maybe the box will have to go, at least for the rest of December.  this’ll be Riley’s first xmas, I wonder what he’ll think of the tree?  he’ll probably love it, because he loves most things.

i’m pretty sure kevin took this lovely shot of contemplative les lakeside at the beginning of November.

the boys love their twin towers.

I took  a picture of this gigantic vehicle driving down east lake drive – I’ve never seen something with triangle-shaped tires before.  but I feel that they’re not technically tires, because the treads go around on the base of whatever it is.  maybe they are tires, I don’t know.

yeah, I guess I should limit taking pictures while driving.  but i’m confident I was at a light?  beautiful sunset as I drove into chatham.

finally, amy’s well-dressed puppies as they’re about to embark on another exciting adventure.

whew, there sure were a lot of pictures in November, and this is only halfway through the month.

ok then,

mrs. g. hughes.


moving right along through june…

by grace on July 9, 2018

moving right along through june…yet another darling les photo.

it’s always impossible to take just one…

a couple of weekend ago, amy, mom and I got invited by our friend missy to a fundraiser.  it was for an organization called Gen H Kids, and its mission is

To create a generation of healthy kids through education, empowerment, improved nourishment and increased physical activity.”

an awesome thing to do, don’t you think? a good time was had by all.

I took a million pictures on the evening of june 26th, when the sky was beautiful.  I’ve tried to whittle them down to just a few here.

for some reason I had more luck than usual with creating panoramas.

it’s always mesmerizing the way the sky quickly changes color as the sun sets.  it’ll be nice to get some photos of that from the middle of the lake.

this is one of my favorites because the smoke is all blowing in a line like that.

amy took this picture of one of the few lilies still outside the fence.  the deer didn’t touch them this year…yet.  maybe they’ll be scared off by fierce little riley.

things are already ripening in kevin and amy’s vegetable garden.  kevin took this photo of either a zucchini or a cucumber.  we have a garden cucumber in the fridge right now, so maybe that’s what this is.

and that’s all for now,




day two in seagrove beach, FL

March 20, 2018

I don’t think I mentioned the name of the town where we stayed – I was initially looking at a state park called grayton beach, and I was only looking at that park because my friend nan was going to camp there one night, and she’d heard it was nice.  but gee, that’s not much […]

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wrapping up july with kitties, as the state fair is about to start…

August 6, 2017

how is that possible, anyway?  why does time speed by so much more quickly as i get older?  how is it that the fair is starting on thursday? it’s a strange day today; it’s usually hot and humid at the start of august but instead it’s cloudy and cool and i should be out running […]

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the beach! my favorite place to be

March 13, 2016

after all the garden-walking at the botanical garden, i was happy to drive to the beach. i chose the Lowermilk Beach, because it’s just north of the Naples Pier, not a terribly long drive from our house. because it was later in the day, it wasn’t crowded. i started walking up the beach at about […]

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Wales Aug. 6th & 7th, at sea

October 21, 2015

Thursday the 6th and friday the 7th of August, we were pretty busy at sea.  looking at my pictures, though, it’s so much all about the food.  well, one reason, like i’ve mentioned, is because amy wanted to see photos of food!  also, there were many beautifully-presented things.  stuff we normally don’t eat, or get […]

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KEVIN! wales, August 4th, day 4…setting sail!

October 5, 2015

such a big day!  when can a person say that they’re celebrating their birthday by setting sail on the Queen Mary 2, headed across the Atlantic Ocean?  not many people. have i mentioned that we had way too much luggage? we had printed out four luggage tags well before our departure, but then the morning […]

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