Saturday, January 21, 2012

Florida Cranes and Canals

Last Monday after taking Brendan to school, Tina and I with the 2 younger ones went to a coffee shop in Matlacha, a part of Pine Island. It's a small local coffee shop that offers free refills of coffee and they have various flavors, so I tried them all. They were all so delicious.

Notice all the shadows in the water and all the blues!
We were joined there by their beautiful German neighbor, Natasha.
As soon as we got out of the Expedition, these Florida birds, I think they are cranes, greeted us.
Notice the shadow of the vehicle and crane in the 3rd photo of the mosaic and of course the shadow of the trees in the water on the 1st and 2nd photos?

I love palm trees and you can see shadows of them in the water here.
and here.

Tina said she does not know anybody else who takes pictures of palm trees as much as I do.
But then again. I just take a lot of pictures of anything, after all, I am a dedicated blogger, aren't I?
This is what I ordered, a crab with asparagus and mushrooms omelet. It was really good but it was so big so I only finished half, took the rest home and enjoyed it the next morning.
And here is the gang, isn't Natasha lovely? I do believe my daughter is too but I know I am biased. But I am not the only one who thinks that. Do you see that guy in the background behind the counter? I bought some coffee grounds and he said my daughter is very beautiful.  In fact, he gave her a glass of free iced coffee, lol.
And my 2 grandchildren are precious!
Thank you so much for stopping by. I always enjoy your visits.
I am linking with Shadow Shot Sunday,which is hosted by the awesome trio, Magical Mystical Teacher, Rose a.k.a chubskulit and Gemma Wiseman at
The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday at
and Sally's Blue Monday at

Thanks for hosting, ladies!


Gemma Wiseman said...

Your post is a wonderful mini tour round this area of Florida! Fascinating photos - especially the reflections and shadows in and around the winding waterways!

Riet said...

LOvely family and photo's.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the shadows! Looks like you had a nice time out. That omelette looks delicious.

Sylvia K said...

What a marvelous tour and a great look at a part of Florida! Wonderful shadow shots for the day and a happy, lovely family indeed! Hope your weekend is going well!


Olive Cooper said...

The cranes are lovely. We saw a great blue egret here last sunday with a four foot wing span but we have a swampy area here he could visit.

Loretta said...

Thanks for the tour Christine...I miss Florida! Your family is lovely...Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs

Chubby N Chieque said...

Awesome as always...

I always love to visit you and see those happy moments with your wonderful family.

Happy SSS, te Xine. Nice to see you in this meme which I am a player since I started blogging 2½ years ago. Sayang, iniwan ni Tracy the Mother of the original SSS from DownUnder but I am pretty sure this ladies will entertain us all.

God Bless in a happy Sunday.



You have a beautiful bunch of daughters Christine, you're so blessed! I love your new header with the new 4 adorable additions to the family. Great shadows Chris and coffee and omelettes couldn't be better. You're having fun in Flo., I need to get there soon too! Lots of hugs,

Anonymous said...

That sounds like my kind of place!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for the tour and sharing your family.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Ms. Burrito said...

Beautiful family as always Tita.

Beautiful shadows.

Please come see the Shadow of my dog in action.

xinex said...

Thanks, Fabby! Yes, I Am having fun but I am starting to miss my home. I have so much to do there and it is all waiting, lol....Christine

Magnolia Blues said...

Hi Christine,

I do think your daughter is very beautiful. So is your new grandbaby. You must be so proud of them. I especially enjoyed your pictures of the cranes. I've always thought they were such a elegant bird. I hope you had a lovely time visiting your family.

Best wishes,

Kelly said...

Beautiful photos! I bet those birds don't pay any attention to the "no fishing" signs. :)

chubskulit said...

I am envy of the weather there. It must be fun to be a lola ano Christine? Mama always say, it's a great feeling.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I just came home and you had a new post on my sidebar. I love your lovely photos of Fla. and your sweet sweet Grandbaby!!! your Daughter is so Beautiful.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!!
XXOO Diane

SavannahGranny said...

You and the young man are absolutely correct. Your daughter is Beautiful, very beautiful. She and your sweet grands take after their beautiful Mom/grandmom.
Love the cranes and the shadow shots. Hugs, Ginger

The Tablescaper said...

Your daughter is lovely and so are your grand kids. Looks like a lovely day.

Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Snap said...

What a wonderful time you had. Your daughter and grandchildren are beautiful. I enjoyed your photos ... the reflections in the water are beautiful. The herons are lovely and are everywhere!

Marlis said...

Christine, she is as beautiful as her mother. Your many blessings just make your face smile! xo marlis

Marydon said...

Christine, you capture so beautifully the scenes surrounding you, always. And, look at that precious kid-ling! I see you radiating ...
Have a great week ~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful photos Christine. I'd love to be one of those people who winters in Florida. Your daughter is beautiful, and your grandchildren are adorable. laurie

Erica (Irene) said...

Your pictures are beautiful as is your Family...Thanks for sharing. :-)

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed catching up with you this morning, Christine. It is always a joy to see your beautiful family!

Nezzy said...

What lovely shadows ya captured with your wonderful tour. It looks so nice a warm...which I'm not right now! Heeehehehe!

You have a beautiful family are blessed.

Have a great week my friend! :o)

cassandrasminicorner said...

Beautiful family, nice photos.

Visiting for Blue Monday! Here's mine-hope you can stop by:)

SmilingSally said...

That guy behind the counter sounds like a smart businessman. Happy Blue Monday, Christine.

pat said...

Happy Blue Monday! Looks beautiful there in Florida.

Kim, USA said...

I so agree your daughter is beautiful! Like mother like daughter ^_^ Happy weekdays and thanks for the visit I do appreciate it!


Dhemz said...

gorgeous place! beautiful girls...:) thanks for dropping by!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Your daughter is lovely...your entire family is! I am always taking pictures of palm trees and the ocean. I suppose they all look the same, but I just love both!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Your daughter Tina, and her friend Natasha, are beautiful, as are YOU! And the kids are adorable! And that omelet and potatoes look pretty attractive too. ;)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Gorgeous pictures, Christine. You know I love Florida....have lived here all my life.

All your family pictures are so wonderful!

Hugs, Barb

Traci said...

I love palm trees!! Sounds like y'all had a great day!

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