This quote came to mind when I saw these photos of this Smiling (?) Alligator I took when visiting Florida in January.
“Smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone.” ― Stanley Gordon West, Growing an Inch
Boy, life has given some blows this week and also some awesome news. This is a post from a three time grandma, by grandson number three was born two days ago. So I have been some what preoccupied this week. But, here is a palm tree, the original or the edited one, which do you like better?
I love lighthouses, we visited this one on a very windy day. I was totally worth the drive. Beautiful beach and views. Standing tall and majestically along the south end of the Key Biscayne shoreline, the Cape Florida lighthouse is a staggering sight.
It’s not hard to imagine the towering structure once guiding mariners and fisherman in the 1800s, back before LED navigation lights and other standard lighting fixtures found on modern-day boats.
It’s a beautiful piece of history, left over from a not-so-kind history of Indian attacks, Civil War battles, hurricanes and other harrowing and heroic times in Florida history, and it’s a treasure that has withstood more than its share of wear and tear over the decades.
“It’s very peaceful there, very breezy and the water is extremely clear and clean
In fact, the Cape Florida Light – which sits as a stately landmark within Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park – remains the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County, though it has been reinforced and refurbished several times since its original build in 1825. the keeper’s cottage is there also, It’s a replica, of course, as are the antiques and artifacts inside, which give a glimpse of life as a secluded keeper’s family before Indians chased them away.
I’ve been home for a week, trying to recover from the time difference. Catching up with work and all the normal stuff at home. I am trying to go through my photos, all 2035 + of them. This photo has all the elements I enjoy, sea, sand, clouds and sun.
I sat on one of these rocks for a long time watching the waves hit the rocks. Meditating to me. Then I started taking photos of it…these are from Boynton Beach, FL.
Key Biscayne lighthouse
Bahia Honda Bridge
Some history, we visited Hemingway’s house. Here’s few shots from there.
Delray Beach art festival was packed, there was some beautiful art admire, but ended up not buying anything but farmers market has some tasty French bread
The beauty of the sea, clouds and sand. It does not matter if it’s not sunny I am at the beach anyway.
Delray Beach- even if cloudy so lovely
First day of the holiday and the weather is fine, easy adjustment from winter weather to summer . Went to have drinks at nice bar in lantana Old key Lime house.
Great places to chill…