Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Go Fly a Kite!

Spent a fun Sunday afternoon on Isla with Gaby, Marilyn and Miguel ( Gaby's boyfriend)  he's very inventive.  he decided to make a kite--using a teeshirt fot the body and the tail of the kite.

Marilyn & Gaby on Playa Norte

Miguel with the kite

testing



Tough to find the space to fly a kite on the crowded beach on a Sunday afternoon--but they did!


Marilyn!

Success!

Now it's stuck in a palm tree!

Relaxing on the beach --- a fun afternoon!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Flowers and Trader Joes

I went to the "Big City" ( Hartford) yesterday to the Elizabeth Park Spring Greenhouse Show. 

It was so nice to see some spring flowers because I don't think we'll see any here--still have at least a foot of snow over all my flower beds!

This is a small selection of the photos I took--will be posting more in the coming days.

these next 2 tulips were my favorites

Love this color!

These are funny looking little flowers--I have a few growing near some Hyacinth.  And a trip to the area always includes a stop at Trader Joes so I can stock up on stuff I can't get closer to home!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

TBT-- Bermuda 2002

I went on a cruise to Bermuda with my Mom & Jenny to celebrate their milestone birthdays ( 80 & 50).  My Mom had commented to me that a cruise sounded nice, but she couldn't fly comfortably so we found a trip out of Boston.  What a great way to see Bermuda--it can be very expensive to stay & eat in Bermuda, but this way you get your meals on the ship.  We met many people that had done the cruise multiple times ( don't think I would ever do that!)  The photo is of Gombey dancers that performed in the square in St. George where the ship was docked.Gombey dancers

Monday, March 16, 2015

Macro Monday

 All of these flowers were growing along the chain link fence near Sea Hawk Divers.    I don't think there were as many flowers blooming this year when we were on Isla. 
 Most of these were growing up out of the pavement!
 Usually you see hibiscus all over, but saw very few.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Monochrome Monday


 Certain things lend themselves to a B & W photo--I love the look of the fishing nets, docks and boats.  My main camera has a B& W setting so one day I turned it on & walked around a bit.  Enjoy!



Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wildlife Wednesday--Another Fox photo

 These photos are from February 2010.  I happened to look out the window & see this fox walking around outside.  Of course I grabbed my camera & started shooting!  It walked across the driveway and into the field behind the barn.
Then it just stopped and looked around...I kept taking photos...Little did I know until I put them onto the computer that it had stopped to go to the bathroom! Next photo!  I blew this up and entered it into the Goshen Fair photo contest--got lots of comments about it!  


You never know what you will see!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Peanut Butter Swirl Bars

  An old post revamped--making these to take my brothers for Christmas--a family favorite!  Chocolate & Peanut Butter--what could be better! This is one of my go-to recipes when I need something to take to a picnic or party. _ I can't remember a time growing up when we didn't make these--my Mom still makes them when she knows we'll be visiting! ( originally posted in 2009--my Mom passed away in 2011)


Peanut Butter swirl bars
1/2 c. chunky peanut butter
1/3 c. margarine, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt.
2 c. semi-sweet morsels
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and sugar, beat until creamy. Gradually beat in eggs and vanilla. Blend in flour, baking powder and salt. Spread in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle the chocolate over the top. Place in the oven for 3 minutes. Remove from the oven, run a knife through the batter to marbelize. Return to the oven, bake 30 minutes. Cool & cut into squares.