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A Groupon for The Sanibel Cafe! #swfl

Follow the link below for a really good deal on a meal at the Sanibel Cafe.  Aside from the fact that the Cafe is operated by some dear friends of mine, you can also find good food and friendly service at a decent price all year round.  And I love the shell tables!  This is more than 50% off so don’t miss it – the offer expires sometime early on Saturday 06-18-2011

$7 for $15 Worth of Breakfast or Lunch Café Fare at Sanibel Café in Sanibel

Some photos I’ve taken of the Sanibel Cafe – enjoy :)

Shell table – with a junonia in it!
Coffee at the Sanibel Cafe

Shrimp quiche:
Sanibel Cafe's shrimp quiche

Pina colada french toast – SO wicked-good!
Pina Colada French toast at the Sanibel Cafe - WOW

The always-attractive Sanibel Cafe Official Coffee Mug:
Brunch on Sanibel Island

$7 for $15 Worth of Breakfast or Lunch Café Fare at Sanibel Café in Sanibel

Sanibel Royal Poinciana In Bloom



Sanibel Royal Poinciana In Bloom, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*.

It’s been hot and dry here in Southwest Florida for several weeks now – perfect weather for lovebugs and poinciana alike. I love the firey orange-red of the Royal Poinciana – one of those colors that just speaks to my soul. Hope to grow one or two of my own someday.

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Photo Friday: Breathtaking

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For today’s “Breathtaking” Photo Friday, I’d like to share some sunsets I have known.

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Above: EPCOT, Walt Disney World – October 2010

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Above: “Two Ladies In The Harbor”, New York City – September 2006

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Above: Sanibel Island, Florida – May 2009

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Above: My backyard – January 2009

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Photo Friday: Best Shots Of 2010

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Photo Friday wants us to show our Best Shots of 2010. I think this shot of the moon is my best, but there were lots of others that made the also-ran list as I went through my Flickr account in search of treasures. So here they all are – bon appetite, and have a fabulous New Year! <3

Full Flower Moon

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The Full Flower Moon rises over Gulfside City Park, aka “Algiers” beach on Sanibel Island. Thursday May 27th, 2010.
 

What are YOU lookin’ at?

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Almost-grown osprey awaits the return of a parent with dinner. Lighthouse Beach, Sanibel Island, Lee County, Southwest Florida. May 2010.
 

The Fishing Dude

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“The Fishing Dude” declares victory, June 13th 2010 (this is part of a series)
 

Sanibel Causeway Sunset

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Some brilliant colors were seen on July 31st 2010
 

Sanibel Sunset Silhouette

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A young tree silhouetted against the dramatic backdrop of a Sanibel sunset. September 12th, 2010
 

Heading Up The Rose Walk

Heading up the rose walk toward Imagination


Yellow rose in bloom, aken at EPCOT on October 25th, 2010 – WITH A CAMERA PHONE!
 

Dinner!

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A great blue heron spears himself a meal from the pond in my back yard. October 10th 2010.
 

Frenzy On The Sanibel Causeway

Frenzy on the Sanibel Island Causeway


Seagulls out of control on November 7th 2010. And I will give you the entire original rant that went with it:
“There’s a guy off-camera throwing gawd knows what at these beach birds. People, you should NOT feed wild animals! It makes them unafraid of people and they can become a nuisance or worse. Plus it makes them dependent on people for sustenance.

Don’t feed the animals unless it is dire circumstances (like, a blizzard, which is unlikely to happen here)

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All Aboard The Magnolia Blossom

All Aboard The Magnolia Blossom


Taken at Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida on December 5th 2010. Love the drama of the darkening sky behind the cheerful blue and yellow boat docked in the sunshine.
 

The Big, Golden Ball

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Big Golden Ball – December 1st, 2010. Really, it’s Spaceship Earth, the iconic geosphere at the entrance of Disney’s EPCOT theme park. Late-day sunlight glinting off the Big Silver Ball! (to quote an entry on Foursquare). Makes it look like The Big Golden Ball instead.
 


Healthy, Happy and Peaceful New Year To All :)



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Photo Friday: Tranquil

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I found a new (well, to me) weekly photo meme called “Photo Friday“, which gives a word prompt each week. This week is “tranquil” and since I’m a fan of Sanibel Island aka “paradise”, I figured I had lots of material from which to choose! So I’m playing along this week. Enjoy!

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Treasure From San Carlos Bay

I found a nice, shiny, pointy-headed olive glistening on the beach at "Coney Island" (see Foursquare – I’m the Mayor!") – it’s one of the spoil islands that supports the Sanibel Island Causeway. What a treat! I figure a bird had it for an appetizer and left the shell for me to find. Thanks, random bird!

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Frenzy on the Sanibel Island Causeway

There’s a guy off-camera throwing gawd knows what at these beach birds. People, you should NOT feed wild animals! It makes them unafraid of people and they can become a nuisance or worse. Plus it makes them dependent on people for sustenance.

Don’t feed the animals unless it is dire circumstances (like, a blizzard, which is unlikely to happen here)

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Crowd gathers inside BIG ARTS for keynote speaker Augusten Burroughs

It’s very loud in here – glad I am a student, as I did not have to jockey for a seat. it was suggested tat they shut down the bar in order to get everyone to come inside 😉 It’s ver nearly a full house.

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Dragonfly sculpture in the Boler Garden at BIG ARTS #swfl

Between sessions at the Sanibel Writers Conference – just had a panel full of memoirists talk about their genre and field questions – really stimulating and lively discussions. Looking forward to two more days of this :)

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A chilly good morning from the Sanibel Bean

First time trying Sanibel Bean coffee – loving it! So glad I went straight for thejeans this morning. It’s BRRR! Not sure how cold but feels like 60*F or less. looking forward to a funday of Sanibel Writers Conference conference sessions.

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The crowd is loving Walter Kirn at the Sanibel Writers Conference

It’s storming outside, loudly, and Sanibel has lost power twice while Walter Kirn has been reading from his memoir. He said, "let’s get this done and get the hell outta here!" LOL

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Fresh Planet’s vegetarian hummus pita wrap #swfl

This was a hit – and what you see in this photo is only HALF. I devoured the other half. The iced tea is unsweet- a plus in my book – and they gave me a free refill, saying, "Have a happy conference". It was $9 total and since I will get two meals out of it (it was just too much for me for a single sitting), well worth the price.

Fresh Planet Cafe is located in the Gulf Coast Towne Center in Fort Myers and I’m going to try and remember to eat there when I go to see Harry Potter on the 17th.

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Fresh Planet serves lunch at the Sanibel Writers Conference

I was happy to hear that there would be a lunch option on site at BIG ARTS during the conference. It means I don’t have to give up my excellent parking space to go in search of sustenance.

I had never heard of Fresh Planet and initially thought the announcement was "Fresh Market". That would have been awesome, but let’s see how these guys do…

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Second session at Sanibel Writers Cnference – BIG ARTS, Sanibel Island

My second session was "Songwriting", and it was sort of disappointing. No theory or style was taught – we just sat around and rhymed things, creating a song that the facilitator will perform in concert this evening. Whereas I have 6 pages of notes from my first session, I’ve only got a couple of lines from the second.

Here’s a shot of the art adorning the other wall at the BIG ARTS performance hall. Love the primary colors used and how shiny they are in person. Sorry, the light in here isn’t the best.

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Sanibel Writers Conference Gets Underway

The Sanibel Writers Conference starts today here at Big Arts on Sanibel Island in beautiful Southwest Florida. FGCU (Florida Gulf Coast University) is a partner in presenting this 4-day event, which includes workshops, panel discussions and readings.

Right now, folks are milling around, registering, picking up swag and drinking coffee. Will post some more as time permits.

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Clown and cake carnage



Clown and cake carnage, originally uploaded by Erin aka Tink*~*~*.

Back at the ranch, Tootie carved up great honkin’ hunks of that HUGE coconut cake I won and wrapped them up for friends to enjoy. I had a petite honkin’ hunk of it, for which I shall pay on the treadmill tomorrow 😉 It is our friend’s birthday, but she is far away in California at the moment so we decorated my petite hunk and I blew out the candle for her.

I could not finish my hunk, petite though it was. Despite this fact, it was a great day spent with great friends! Many thanks to Kim whose idea it was to attend the Barista Challenge.

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Gifts for the “People’s Choice” participants

Everyone who showed up for this event and took part in the "People’s Choice" tasting and voting got to take home this cute ceramic spoon and mug combo with a bag of chocolate-covered espresso beans. I am saving those for my SIL when she comes to Florida in a few weeks – I have enough trouble sleeping as it is, thank you very much. Don’t need to be snacking on espresso beans!!!

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The barista team at Bailey’s coffee bar on Sanibel Island

This team of Bailey’s baristas competed against one another with their best beverage inventions. 2nd from left is Erin Not sure which one won the judge’s choice. Further to the right in the black T-shirt is Mimi who won the People’s Choice.

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