Friday, April 20, 2012


No, this is not my farewell to blogging - just a [temporary, I hope] farewell to the Sunshine State. Before you go further, click on this link to enjoy a little farewell music while you have a look at the rest of my post:

We shall soon be heading back north where we learned that spring still awaits us, despite a couple of false starts. If all goes as planned, Sasha will enjoy temperatures much more to her liking - 7C/45F instead of 31C/88F - in a few days. Our woolies will be within reach as we near home. Brrrr !

[I will have limited internet access over the next few days. However, our extremely poor wireless internet service back home will be swapped out for a new satellite-based service which is being touted as far superior. Being a half-glass-full person I am cautiously optimistic that I will be able to resume posting and visiting early next week. Hope springs eternal !]

Here are a few more memories from our stay.


Amelia said...

Hi Rick, how you doin'? When I see your posting title I was a bit disappointed thought you're leaving blogging world for good. LOL

I like your quote "Being a half-glass-full person I am cautiously optimistic that I will be able to resume posting and visiting early." :)

It remind me of my previous half glass half full posting. LOL

Gorgeous pictures again, I'm admiring your excellent photography skill. 2 thumbs up for you.
The last picture of 2 beautiful children, they are so cute. Love them.

Have a safe journey and great weekend. My warm regards to you and all at home.

biebkriebels said...

Hope you don't have the same spring as we have. Have a save trip home.
Groeten, Marianne

darlin said...

WHEW, I'm glad to hear that it's not farewell to your blog, you'd be missed Rick!

Satellite internet? Wow, that's a step up, hopefully you'll be back to blogging without getting out to milk the cows while waiting for your photos to load! lol Speaking of photos, your shots are stunning, your granddaughters are totally adorable... I bet they'll be ecstatic to have you and Grandma home again.

Happy trails, have a safe journey home and I'm looking forward to more frequent posts, I miss you and Joseph! Speaking of whom, I think that I'll stop by and say hello to him... our long lost photographer buddy. :-)

I just noticed you have 99 visitors from Australia, I'm at least what... 5 of them? lol


Leslie said...

Have a safe trip home! Lovely capture of those sandpipers.

Lúcia said...

Your photos make me want to be at the beach! Like the birds shot and the last one with the little girls. :)

I like high temperatures and I say that I'm still ok during autumn, but not happy at all because winter is coming soon. So, lucky you... :(

Cat said...

Looks like a nice stay in FL. Safe travels, friend.

Fábio Martins said...

Nice details on there place

Marty said...

j'écoute la musique and I enjoy it tout en regardant tes images ! c'est du bonheur !! merci Rick ! bon retour chez toi où I hope you will find nice weather and sun !
I send you mille notes de bisous !
and wish you a lovely weekend

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Beautiful pictures, love the flying flock! Safe travels and good luck with your internet troubles! :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Safe travels as you head north.

S. Etole said...

Travel blessings as you head home. Keep those jackets handy!

Stephanie said...

When I read those words, farewell, I thought, oh no! Glad to see you will still be blogging. I look forward to your photography. Wishing you safe travels home and looking forward to more of your fabulous photos. These ones today are wonderful especially of the birds and the two little girls on the beach, so cute!

joyce said...

I'm not much of an instrumental music person, but that is pretty music.
Don't get me started on wireless internet service...we have it too, it's advertised as high speed but is far from that!

teca said...

How special you are!!!!!
Marvelous shots and notes!!
Sending you a warm big hug to heat up yours days.
Sweet beijos and so much love.

magda said...

So lovely girls!!!!
It is difficult to part with them ...
Great photos of your trip!
With good turn!
Best wishes my friend Rick!

Katherine said...

Wow Rick... amazing photos!! I love them all but that first one of the seagulls is just wonderful, I love it!! Your granddaughters are growing so quickly...they're truly beautiful little girls.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

You're blessed to have the best of both worlds. Hope you get resettled quickly. :)