A whimsical watery wonder

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com I was sitting on a bench in the Canada section of EPCOT’s World Showcase. A Disney Cast Member came along, sweeping up. Suddenly, he was not using the broom to sweep up garbage any more. He was dunking the broom in a pail of water and using it to … Continue reading A whimsical watery wonder

Catch a wave on Fort Myers Beach

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com Sand sculpture of a surfer dude catching a wave. Just trying to be a little clever for Watery Wednesday 😉 Fort Myers Beach, Florida. 2008

A morning at Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com Click each picture to see a larger version in Flickr All photos taken at J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Sanibel Island, Florida – February 21st, 2008 Several species mingle to graze White pelicans and cormorants ignore one another A heron is poised… … to take flight Roseate … Continue reading A morning at Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island

The Feast – Sanibel Island, Florida

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com The Feast – Sanibel Island, Florida (a Wordless Wednesday post) (also a Watery Wednesday post) click the photo to see it in Flickr Birds feast on scallops stranded by the tide on a West Gulf Drive beach. Sanibel Island, Florida. January 31st 2009. Subscribers bring me JOY! 🙂 You … Continue reading The Feast – Sanibel Island, Florida

The Remains Wash Ashore on Sanibel Island

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com The Remains Wash Ashore on Sanibel Island (a Wordless Wednesday post) (also a Watery Wednesday post) click the photo to see it in Flickr Subscribers bring me JOY! 🙂 You want me to be happy, don’t you? DON’T YOU? 😉 Click to Subscribe by email CLICK to Subscribe by … Continue reading The Remains Wash Ashore on Sanibel Island

Sunset at Algiers, Sanibel Island, Florida

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com Sunset at Algiers, Sanibel Island, Florida (a Wordless Wednesday post) (also a Watery Wednesday post) click to view a larger version on Flickr Subscribers bring me JOY! 🙂 You want me to be happy, don’t you? DON’T YOU? 😉 Click to Subscribe by email CLICK to Subscribe by RSS

Blind Pass Sunrise, Sanibel Island, Florida

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com Blind Pass Sunrise, Sanibel Island, Florida (a Wordless Wednesday post) (also a Watery Wednesday post) Subscribers bring me JOY! 🙂 You want me to be happy, don’t you? DON’T YOU? 😉 Click to Subscribe by email CLICK to Subscribe by RSS (

Balmy December Day on Sanibel Island, Florida

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com (a Watery Wednesday post) View of the Gulf of Mexico, taken from the pool bar at the West Wind Inn, Sanibel Island, Florida. December 14th, 2008 Visit other Watery Wednesday participants Click to see my previous Watery Wednesday entries CLICK to Subscribe by RSS Click to Subscribe by email

Early morning beach raid – Sanibel Island, Florida

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com Early morning beach raid – Sanibel Island, Florida (a Wordless Wednesday post) (also, a Watery Wednesday post) Photo taken on Sanibel Island, January 5th 2008. click the photo to see larger version in Flickr (“all sizes”) Subscribers bring me JOY! 🙂 You want me to be happy, don’t you? … Continue reading Early morning beach raid – Sanibel Island, Florida

Field Trip On Estero Bay, conclusion

© Copyright 2011 | http://MyMobileAdventures.com | CLICK any photo for a larger view Today we’re continuing our exploration of wildlife and habitats in Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve with my Florida Master Naturalist class (Coastal Systems module). As mentioned in my previous post, Estero Bay is very shallow. Sunlight penetration allows for the growth of sea … Continue reading Field Trip On Estero Bay, conclusion

The Florida Strawberry Festival – and a side trip!

© Copyright 2010 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com So, here’s the strategy. I’m meeting a friend at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida on Sunday. Plant City is roughly 45 minutes from Walt Disney World. Yes, I know – I was JUST there. But I have an annual pass and Starwood points for free stays. … Continue reading The Florida Strawberry Festival – and a side trip!

Uncommon Friends by D. J. Wilkins

Uncommon Friends by D. J. Wilkins, originally uploaded by Erin aka Tink*~*~*. Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and their buddy Mr. Firestone (sorry, I don’t know his first name) -"fathers of the American industrial 20th century" – captured in sculpture for this fountain in the Fort Myers River District Sent from my Nokia N97 Click to … Continue reading Uncommon Friends by D. J. Wilkins

A Tree Of Many Totems

© Copyright 2010 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com All around the Tree Of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there are paths you can wander from which you can view animals in their habitats as well as trees, flowers and the local wildlife that has been attracted to this lovely park. A key ingredient to that attraction is … Continue reading A Tree Of Many Totems

Mythos at Islands of Adventure

© Copyright 2010 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com The “Lost Continent” section of Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park has taken a hit to make way for the new “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” section. Casualties include: The Flying Unicorn, a kiddie roller coaster, which has now been re-themed as Flight of the Hippogriff The Enchanted Oak, … Continue reading Mythos at Islands of Adventure

My Future – from Spaceship Earth! [VIDEO]

At the end of the Spaceship Earth ride in Walt Disney World’s EPCOT theme park, you get to choose a bunch of options on the touch screen of your vehicle. After that a little movie plays based upon the options you picked. Then, when you disembark, you have the opportunity to email the video to … Continue reading My Future – from Spaceship Earth! [VIDEO]

Visitor At A Southwest Florida Pond

© Copyright 2010 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com JULY 19TH, 2010 – 6:42 pm: I’d just been entertaining a passel of friends for a long weekend of hanging out and reminiscing. Now they were all going home. Made the last airport run of the day and came back to the house, only to find a new visitor … Continue reading Visitor At A Southwest Florida Pond

Coming Soon: Next Trip to Orlando!

© Copyright 2010 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com I am scheduled to visit Orlando at the end of the month. I’ll be going to Universal for sure to see Harry Potter with some old friends from New York. Plan to stop by the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival as well. Now that Disney has launched a … Continue reading Coming Soon: Next Trip to Orlando!

Southwest Florida: Scenes From Everyday Life

© Copyright 2010 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com It’s still rainy season here in Southwest Florida, which means we are still subject to the daily deluge. Here, a waterfall forms where the roof of the lanai meets the roof of the house. This is why I pick up “junk shells” from the beaches – I use them … Continue reading Southwest Florida: Scenes From Everyday Life

Tink’s *~*~* Links: Disney in my FB News Feed!

© Copyright 2010 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com All kinds of Disney stuff happening in my Facebook News Feed lately. Disney news is popping up in the oddest places – check it out! Disney aiming to establish technology standards for web-connected toys So… how do you feel about kids having internet access through their toys? Even more … Continue reading Tink’s *~*~* Links: Disney in my FB News Feed!

Day trippin’ on Sanibel Island

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com Last Friday, just before the three-day weekend festivities here in the United States, I took myself over to Sanibel Island for the day. I am very lucky to live within easy driving distance of the island (half an hour from driveway to causeway), and I really should do this … Continue reading Day trippin’ on Sanibel Island

The Goddess Graveyard Near Everest

© Copyright 2010 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com A temple lies in ruins near Everest, but the faithful still bring offerings to appease the local deities. I’ve blogged this scene before, but I don’t think I examined it very closely… It looks like a goddess chop-shop around here! There’s even one goddess that’s accompanied by a (no … Continue reading The Goddess Graveyard Near Everest

Masterful topiaries at the International Flower & Garden Festival

© Copyright 2010 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 🙂 Even if you’ve only been reading My Mobile Adventures *~*~* for a short time, you know that I’m not a fan of the “Disney fairies”, Tinker Bell’s alleged little friends from her alleged home of Pixie Hollow [see 5 Ways Disney has defiled Tinkerbell]. Still, I like to … Continue reading Masterful topiaries at the International Flower & Garden Festival

How to catch a snook at sunset

© Copyright 2010 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com A few weeks ago, I went shelling at Blind Pass around sunset. The tide was pretty low, and people were able to wade knee-high into the Pass. I stood on the Sanibel side and was interested in some kids who were playing on the jetty over on the Captiva … Continue reading How to catch a snook at sunset

A surprise on the rose walk

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com click the photos to see larger versions in Flickr 🙂 I have discovered the macro setting on my camera! And not only do I know where it is, I actually remember to use it on occasion. During a stroll on the rose walk in EPCOT this past spring, I … Continue reading A surprise on the rose walk

Scenes from the Tuscan garden

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 🙂 This year’s Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT featured outdoor living spaces set in a Tuscan garden. There was a grove of olive trees spread with slate-gray gravel, in the center of which stood Diana, mistress of the hunt. You might remember Diana. She was featured at the … Continue reading Scenes from the Tuscan garden

Wishes from the Seven Seas Lagoon

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 🙂 One night during my May whirlwind weekend trip to Walt Disney World, my brother, the infamous “Chez Bro”, had a surprise for us. He’d hired a boat to take us out on a cruise from Disney’s Contemporary resort on Bay Lake over to the Seven Seas Lagoon, where … Continue reading Wishes from the Seven Seas Lagoon

Mystic mountain mirrored

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com Back in the early days of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there was an attraction called Discovery River Boats, the purpose of which wasn’t really so much entertainment as it was to taxi the guests around the park via the river that winds around Discovery Island. There was a dock in … Continue reading Mystic mountain mirrored

Dear Governor Crist…

© Copyright 2010 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com I sent an email last Friday to Florida governor Charlie Crist regarding the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and what I consider to be the frittering away of funding on advertising tourism when we’re expecting to have a disaster to clean up. I realize people are suffering … Continue reading Dear Governor Crist…

Orange moon over “Algiers” Beach, Sanibel Island

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com Last Thursday (05-27-2010) was the “full flower moon” according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. The moon was orange and huge as it hovered over the Gulf of Mexico. This is how it looked as seen from the beach at Gulfside City Park on Sanibel Island – more commonly known … Continue reading Orange moon over “Algiers” Beach, Sanibel Island

Lost scenes from the Jungle Cruise

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 🙂 Look, it’s a hippo! He’s either hungry, or else bored…. Sometimes when I’m out and about and taking photos with the camera phone, I’m too busy photographing to mobile blog. I know that sounds strange but consider: can you send email and take pictures with your phone at … Continue reading Lost scenes from the Jungle Cruise

Shady glade on the rose walk

© Copyright 2010 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 🙂 EPCOT’s rose walk has the only bench that I know of in any of the Disney theme parks that has a market umbrella installed next to it. The umbrella is a testament to the fact that it’s a rare thing to find a shady spot along rose walk. … Continue reading Shady glade on the rose walk

Shrine by a quiet stream in Anandapur

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com A shrine made of stone sits by a quiet stream at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Anandapur is the name of the fictional village. In the real world, outside the 42 square miles upon which Disney built his Florida empire, there are two places called Anandapur. One of them is in … Continue reading Shrine by a quiet stream in Anandapur

Dinosaur Week: rock-o-saurus?

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 🙂 A few years back, I was treading the path up to Camp Minnie Mickey at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I took a look to my right as I was passing over the stream and I saw this waterfall spewing forth from a pile of… hey wait just a minute! … Continue reading Dinosaur Week: rock-o-saurus?

Tree of Life: the giraffe

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 🙂 My head was still swimming with the mysteries I’d learned about torri gates and goddesses as I browsed my photos yesterday in search of a Wednesday offering. My eyes came to rest on a photo of the giraffe by the waterfall. This is one of the scenes carved … Continue reading Tree of Life: the giraffe

Canada’s magical mystery shoes – the plot thickens

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 🙂 Long time readers might remember that I once posted about shoes I’d discovered in the O, Canada! pavilion at EPCOT. I was at Walt Disney World one fine day last spring with my friend Debbie who happened to spot the shoes lying on a rocky ledge into which … Continue reading Canada’s magical mystery shoes – the plot thickens

I dream of … cumulo-nimbus?

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 🙂 Call me a child of the 60s who watched too many sitcoms, but I thought this cloud looked like a genie coming out of the bottle! The fact that it is happening on the World Showcase in Disney’s EPCOT, right above Morocco, has not escaped me – that’s … Continue reading I dream of … cumulo-nimbus?

A petulant poser in the Pangani Forest

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com A gorilla on the “bachelor” side of the Pangani Forest in Disney’s Animal Kingdom decides to sulk and turns his back to the camera. Guests are instructed not to establish eye contact or gesture towards the male gorillas, as this can upset them. Someone broke the rules, and after … Continue reading A petulant poser in the Pangani Forest

Towers and tails – a twilight perspective

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com A view of the Walt Disney World Dolphin resort from the World Showcase in EPCOT. The dolphin sculptures on top of the resort wave their tails in the air. One is obscured by the Eiffel Tower from the French pavilion. Perspective makes it seem as though the Eiffel Tower … Continue reading Towers and tails – a twilight perspective

Scenes from The Blue Dolphin, Sanibel Island

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com A reader wrote and asked me to opine about The Blue Dolphin, a small, lush resort on West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island. I have visited my friend Christene of Our Vanilla Life when she has lodged there, and stayed overnight one time. The Blue Dolphin sits on a stretch … Continue reading Scenes from The Blue Dolphin, Sanibel Island

More scenes from Disney’s Boardwalk

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com  The Boardwalk as seen from the plaza between the Swan and Dolphin resorts Here’s that wedding pavilion I was telling you about last week; I think I’m standing in front of Disney’s Yacht Club And speaking of the Yacht Club… as seen from the restaurant area of the Boardwalk

Crest O’ The Wave – scenes from Disney’s Boardwalk

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 🙂 There’s a “wedding pavilion” on Disney’s Boardwalk – well, I’ve never seen a wedding happening there, but it is the PERFECT spot for one. It’s a beautiful wooden structure with some wonderfully detailed arches that make a perfect frame for pictures. Since the lake that the Boardwalk follows … Continue reading Crest O’ The Wave – scenes from Disney’s Boardwalk

Stalking the big, red “hidden” Mickey heads at EPCOT

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com Click the photos to see if there is a larger version available in Flickr I love the banks of the lagoons at EPCOT during the International Flower and Garden Festival, because of the all the fun shapes planted into the flower beds. I’ve seen hearts, stars, half-moons and of … Continue reading Stalking the big, red “hidden” Mickey heads at EPCOT

Picture perfect on the rocks at Disney’s EPCOT

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com In Walt Disney World’s EPCOT theme park, just across the walkway from the China pavilion in the World Showcase, there is a certain rock formation that is distinctive because it has a “doughnut hole” shape cut into it. Many of you reading this may recognize it. Here’s what it … Continue reading Picture perfect on the rocks at Disney’s EPCOT

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival drives away the winter doldrums

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com During the winter time, even here in Florida it can be chilly and bleak. Right now, we’re having an unusually long cold snap, with temps plunging into the lower 30s at night and never making into the 60s during the day. So I went looking for outdoor, watery scenes … Continue reading EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival drives away the winter doldrums

Sugar-frosted reflection at the Magic Kingdom

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com The story goes like this – Cinderella decided that for Christmas, she wanted her home to look just as sparkly and beautiful as her glass slipper. And before you can say “Bibbidi bobbidi boo!”, the deed is done. Here we see all that glistening goodness reflected in the moat … Continue reading Sugar-frosted reflection at the Magic Kingdom

The beach at Blind Pass, Captiva Island

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com Photo taken with my Nokia E71 camera phone at Blind Pass, Captiva Island. It’s a little grainy, because the camera phone needs more light than this to be effective, but I liked the composition and the way the struggling sun seeps through the clouds to reflect on the water. … Continue reading The beach at Blind Pass, Captiva Island

Water and sky at EPCOT

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com I like this fountain – it’s right in front of Spaceship Earth as you enter the park from the front/monorail entrance. Unfortunately, the view of it from the front of the park is obstructed by those silly Leave-A-Legacy “tombstones” (c’mon, those of you who have seen them, don’t tell … Continue reading Water and sky at EPCOT

Dolphin in the mist, Walt Disney World

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com The Walt Disney World Dolphin resort is enshrouded in mist and reflects eerily in the lake below. As seen from the 4th floor corner balcony room at the Dolphin’s sister resort, the Walt Disney World Swan.

What will YOU celebrate? at Disney’s EPCOT

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com A festive “celebrate” banner helps to frame a scenic view of Disney’s EPCOT theme park. That’s “Japan” in the distance. Are you going to Walt Disney World this year? I’m going in 16 more sleeps! Meeting my brother and sister-in-law there for his birthday/their anniversary. How many sleeps left … Continue reading What will YOU celebrate? at Disney’s EPCOT

Lovely, now where’s my pot of gold? ;)

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 🙂 I was driving through a sudden shower, on my way over the causeway to a birthday dinner celebration for my friend Cheryl, when I happened to glance to my left and saw this rainbow hanging out near Fort Myers Beach. I pulled over at the first opportunity. If … Continue reading Lovely, now where’s my pot of gold? 😉

Mystery shoes in EPCOT’s Canada

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 🙂 A waterfall splashes down the side of “the Canadian Rockies” in EPCOT. But, hey – what’s that up there on that ledge? Wow, it’s shoes! Did someone go swimming, perhaps? Or did some Rocky Mountain hiker drop them from on high? Or maybe this is the handiwork of … Continue reading Mystery shoes in EPCOT’s Canada

Of sand, surf and skateboards on Sanibel Island

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 🙂 On Sunday, I drove out to Sanibel Island to hang out with my friends Gary and Tootie. Shortly after I arrived, we proceeded to “Santiva”, as the the area near the bridge between Sanibel and Captiva is known. We had lunch at the Sunset Grill, and then we … Continue reading Of sand, surf and skateboards on Sanibel Island

Illuminating look at EPCOT

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 🙂 Strolling around the World Showcase late one afternoon last fall, I spied these two lanterns by the lagoon, with the blue puffy-clouded sky and Spaceship Earth as a backdrop. On the lower right of the photo, you can see one of the Friendship boats I wrote about yesterday. … Continue reading Illuminating look at EPCOT

Hidden Mickey in full bloom

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 😉 Hidden Mickey on the shore grow and bloom forever more! Can you find the “Hidden” Mickey in this photo? I’ve sort of helped to “point” you in the right direction! °o°

Not quite done with EPCOT’s fountain show

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com 🙂 Yes, I know I published photos of the fountain show last Wednesday, too. But I’m not done checking it out! See, this was the first time I took my fairly new 9 megapixel, 10x optical zoom digital camera to Disney, and it’s like “a whole new world” of … Continue reading Not quite done with EPCOT’s fountain show

“The Rocks”, Sanibel Island

© Copyright 2008 Tink *~*~* http://MyMobileAdventures.com Sea sponges, shells and other fun stuff rolls ashore at “the rocks” on one of Sanibel Island’s West Gulf Drive beaches. Subscribers bring me JOY! 🙂 You want me to be happy, don’t you? DON’T YOU? 😉 Click to Subscribe by email CLICK to Subscribe by RSS