Friday, June 24, 2016
I have just read Tracy Chevalier's most recent release: At the Edge of the Orchard. This historical novel tells a tale of apples, trees and Western Expansion.
Love her writing: worth a read.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Some snaps from a journey to Bermuda...
St. George's Parish is the historic area to see. A ferry ride to Dockyard and on to Hamilton is the least expensive and best value for every tourist!
The banana trees were full of unripened fruit.
Corroding door knocker on a cedar door.
The America's Cup will take place in summer '17 in the waters of Bermuda.
The Bermuda Underwater Institute is currently featuring a most informative exhibit on this age-old race to the finish. Worth a visit while in Bermuda.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
First there was just one egg and eventually after three days, there were three! The mother cardinal was watching carefully from afar as I snapped the picture.
Monday, April 11, 2016
While visiting Tampa recently, the dau, her pal and I toured a group of historic homes in the Hyde Park area. Prior to, we had a lunch at the Oxford Exchange. Inspired by buildings and architecture in the UK, this industrially-designed space is now home to a restaurant, shops and meeting spaces for private events.
Warby Parker shop within
an old photo of the Tampa Bay Hotel , now a museum and part of the University of Tampa
Worth a visit when visiting Tampa.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016
The Columbia Restaurant was a'hoppin on a recent Saturday night. The quite extensive menu features many Cuban and Spanish favorites. The original restaurant was founded in 1905 in Ybor City, Tampa and served Cuban coffee and Cuban sandwiches to cigar makers there.
Mojitos are garnished with a stick of fresh sugar cane.
Columbia's original 1905 salad prepared for us table-side.
Vivid and vibrantly-colored Spanish tile work everywhere.
Worth a visit when in Saint Augustine, for sure.