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


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

What are YOU lookin’ at?


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

The Fishing Dude


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

Sanibel Causeway Sunset


Some brilliant colors were seen on July 31st 2010

Sanibel Sunset Silhouette


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!



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

Big Golden Ball

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: Gathering

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I quite forgot about “Photo Friday”, since I’m not really into the routine of it yet. This week’s prompt is GATHERING, and I’m offering a photo of folks “gathered” down by the lagoon in the World Showcase at EPCOT to view Illuminations, the nightly fireworks spectacular. Illuminations is all about GATHERING together and telling stories, about communicating the story of US, of humankind. As the narrator puts it each night –

“Good evening, on behalf of Walt Disney World, the place where dreams come true, we welcome all of you to Epcot and World Showcase. We’ve gathered here tonight, around the fire, as people of all lands have gathered for thousands and thousands of years before us; to share the light and to share a story. An amazing story, as old as time itself but still being written. And though each of us has our own individual stories to tell, a true adventure emerges when we bring them all together as one. We hope you enjoy our story tonight; Reflections of Earth.”


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Yes, I live in Florida. How’d you guess?

This is how we keep our feet warm down this way in the Sunshine State when the temperatures dip down into "unseasonably cold". Yes, it’s BRRRR in Sothwest Florida right now but I bet it’s even colder in Orlando. My friend "Snowbird" is there right now, and she posted to Facebook about bundling up to go out to the parks this morning. Maybe she has fuzzy-warm Mickey socks too? Hope so!

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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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No more Disney Princesses?

Lenore Skenazy: Disney and fairy tales parting ways –

OK, Whose bright idea was it to hose down the world with a good, lethal dose of Princess-B-Gone? 😉

I think the reason “The Princess And The Frog” didn’t do well is because Disney shied away from truly marketing it in an all-out way.  After a few people lobbed accusations of race insensitivity their way, they kept it kind of low key.  That was pretty gutless of them but engaging full-on with their accusers would have brought publicity, which would have brought viewers to the theater.  My five year old niece LOVES “The Princess And The Frog”, so we know it’s not the material.

Mind you, I’m not opposed to producing films that appeal more universally to boys and girls alike.  I’m just a little annoyed that we finally get a princess who’s NOT actively engaged in the single-minded pursuit of her prince, a princess whose interests lie in the pursuit of her dream CAREER, and suddenly Disney decides they are out of the princess business.  OK, whatever 🙄

Best line: “Have they forgotten what they were put on earth to give us?”

SNOW! In Southwest Florida???

This was stuck in the "OUT" box of my phone. It’s a decal stuck to the window of my local Starbucks. I thought it looked cool with the low-slung clouds as a backdrop.

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10:20 am and Downtown Disney is already jam-packed

I am usually the luckiest woman on the planet when it comes to finding primo parking spaces (I frequentlypoint to this as the reason why I am the UNluckiest woman on the planet when it comes to love). However, even I had to make a few passes before securing a space this morning. Madness!

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