February 18, 2016

I have been very unhappy the last couple weeks.  I had not heard from Patricia, the editor.  She did not return my calls or emails.  Finally, today she called and apologized.  She said she finished with her other project. I have also had a number of aggravating doctor’s appointments.  I guess it’s that age in life. The body just needs more care and maintenance.

All is good now and I am cheered up.  Since it has been several days (again!) I’ll just post a few pictures.

This is our back yard.  The orange kayaks had been filling the space so we stood them on end against the back of the shed and put some patio furniture back there. Andy insisted that I needed some flowers.  I picked a basket to hang on the fence and filled it with begonias. The green in the lower right corner is the bike cover.

b Back Patio Lot 80W
Back Patio

This is our view of the mangrove swamp behind our RV lot. I love it.

b Our Backyard Mangrove Swamp
Our Backyard Mangrove Swamp

This is a closer look at the Black Mangrove pneumatophores.

b Black Mangrove Pneumataphores
Black Mangrove Pneumatophores

Our neighbor Mark had picked up a fallen palm frond and was taking it to the dumpster. We told him he looked like a peacock.

b Mark Looks Like a Peacock

We walked on Smathers Beach in Key West after a doctor’s appointment.

b Smathers Beach Key West
Smathers Beach Key West

I love pelicans.  For some reason, we don’t see very many in the RV park anymore.  A few years ago, they would roost on top of trailers and attached rooms. This one was at Smathers Beach.

b Pelican
Pelican at Smathers Beach Key West

More plants around the RV Park

b Yellow Orange Green Plant

b Buds near clubhouse

33 thoughts on “February 18, 2016

  1. Anna February 18, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    Lovely pictures, Dinata! I feel like I’ve taken a little walk with you through your neighborhood — so pretty! 🙂


    • Dinata Misovec February 20, 2016 / 6:00 pm

      I’m glad you felt that way. Taking you along is my goal. The neighborhood is not really pretty at all. I just focus on the pretty stuff.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Anna February 20, 2016 / 8:28 pm

        The flowers and animals are all so lovely! I grew up in Southern CA. before we moved to Idaho, so I am very fond of pelicans, etc., as well! 🙂


      • Dinata Misovec March 2, 2016 / 4:28 pm

        And, another good thing about those birds is that they don’t move so fast and it is easier to get a picture of them – most of the time anyway.

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      • Anna March 2, 2016 / 7:12 pm

        That definitely makes it nice! When I try to get a picture of our chickens, they typically come running towards me for a treat! 😉


    • Dinata Misovec February 20, 2016 / 6:00 pm

      Yes they are, and it is nice to have them in the winter.


  2. Remember Me February 18, 2016 / 11:47 pm

    Thanks that was a beautiful start to my day. I know just what you mean about were and tear on the old frame. I’ve resolved my hip problems now just have to sort out my shoulder!


    • Dinata Misovec February 20, 2016 / 5:54 pm

      Shoulder! I have shoulder surgery on Monday. I’ve been putting up with it for too long.


  3. Miriam February 19, 2016 / 12:40 am

    What striking flowers.


  4. lorigreer February 19, 2016 / 2:47 am

    Love the pictures of Key West! You are living the life!


    • Dinata Misovec February 20, 2016 / 5:56 pm

      Thanks. Key West actually has some charming old homes. I intend to get down there again and take some pictures on residential streets.

      Liked by 1 person

      • lorigreer February 20, 2016 / 10:26 pm

        I love exploring neighborhoods. Looking forward to a post from you someday about the Key West homes. Lori


      • Dinata Misovec March 2, 2016 / 4:27 pm

        We’ll get down there at least two more times before we head north for the summer.

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  5. M. L. Kappa February 19, 2016 / 3:11 am

    I know what you mean about doctors’ appointments – ugh… But nature is a great consolation


  6. Cas Olverson February 19, 2016 / 3:48 pm

    wow! what is that “rainbow” looking plant from around the RV park? gaudy gorgeous. or, gorgeous gaudy 😉 your mangrove “garden” and flowerbox are lovely too. what a great view! (waterfront is highly over-rated).

    FYI we leave at 0-dark-30 for 10 days in VA for business, doc appts, etc. it’s so irritating — just when the weather is getting wonderful. see ya in a couple weeks.


    • Dinata Misovec February 20, 2016 / 5:52 pm

      Yes, that plant is in a pot up the street from us. See you when you get back.


  7. Carol Ferenc February 19, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    So glad you finally heard from your editor. Life is good!


    • Dinata Misovec February 20, 2016 / 5:58 pm

      Yes, she said she was overwhelmed. That is just bad business practice. She should not take on more work than she can handle professionally. I hope she has better skills turning my scribbling into something readable.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Lynz Real Cooking February 19, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    So glad things are better! I know as we get older yes it’s more maintenance for sure! Love seeing your area and the pelican is so cute! nice back area!


  9. Debbie February 20, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    I’m glad you are feeling better! I think you are so lucky to be in such a beautiful place! I am hoping one winter we can go south, just have so much to do on this old house! (We are renovating a 100 plus year old house) I enjoy your pictures so much! it is real gloomy out today so they were a treat! Take care, Debbie


    • Dinata Misovec February 20, 2016 / 5:48 pm

      I dream of having an old house!!! Maybe we can get a tour this year.


  10. lorigreer February 20, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    I love poking around in historic neighborhoods. Looking forward to a great post from you on Key West homes someday. Lori


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