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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sunshine on My Shoulder Makes Me Happy

We're home -- safe and proverbially sound -- to warmer weather. Today we're enjoying sunshine and 65° temps; tomorrow and Friday should be even closer to 70!
Sarasota and Siesta Key are beautiful -- and have definitely made our list of "places to return".  The sunshine and warmth -- although a bit fleeting -- raised our spirits.  So equipped with a camera, my walking shoes, and SPF 70, I hit the beach...
The view from the lanai!

The Gulf was peaceful for the first two days --and a nippy 56°.

Siesta Key's Crescent Beach to the north.  Wonderful sand -- very white, powdery and great to walk on.

And to the south

Anna Maria Island on Long Boat Key and a very angry Gulf of Mexico

I look forward to catching up with all of you and your blogs over the next few days.  Blessings, Kathy


beachgirl said...

I'm sorry it was so cold for you. It did warm up for the weekend. What a cold winter we have all had.
Have an awesome day.

Brad said...

Looks like a little bit of heaven - glad you two were able to get away!

Happyone :-) said...

Glad you back home safe and sound. Welcome back.
Wonderful pictures of the beach.
I am enjoying this beautiful weather.

C.A. said...

Long Boat Key is one of my favorite places on the planet. :) So very beautiful. :)

Lena said...

Beautiful pics. Glad you had a nice time and welcome home. You were missed!

A Slice of My Life said...

Sigh...it's just beautiful. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time. (even if your pics are making me miss the beach)

Purple Flowers said...

Glad you enjoyed a new vacation spot! :)

fiwa said...

How gorgeous - what a great vacation. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Welcome back. Glad you had a peaceful and enjoyable time. Did you bring this warm weather back with you? If so, Thanks!

Paula from Amen Corners said...

Welcome Home Kathy! You were missed. Glad that you had a nice visit with your girlfriend. Even if the weather wasn't the warmest, you were still on sandy beaches!

Cheryl said...

How wonderful that you get to experience wonderful places like this. I'd love, love, love to see those beaches.

Welcome home!