Sunday, September 17, 2017

After the hurricane

Like many Floridians we evacuated due to Hurricane Irma. We were very fortunate that our home was not damaged. The only casualty was a palm tree in our front yard.

We evacuated September 9, north on Interstate 75 and drove 400 miles to Warner Robins, Georgia which was the first place we were able to find a motel room.

By Wednesday Sep 13 the hurricane had passed through Georgia and we planned to return home the following day.

Warner Robins, Georgia is twenty miles south of Macon, so I took the opportunity to visit Rose Hill Cemetery.

Duane and Gregg Allman and Berry Oakley are buried at Rose Hill Cemetery and as someone who has been a fan of the Allman Brothers for 46 years I could not leave without visiting their burial site.

Friday, May 24, 2013

At the Anna Maria city pier

This is a juvenile Brown Pelican

and this is another working hard to get a meal

these are adult Browns
This guy is just trying to get a meal and the gull, who are notorious food thieves, landed on his head and would not give up the fight


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thursday December 27

Our Jack Russell Terrier, Emmie loves her new hoodie. But I'm very concerned about letting her go outside, after all this is Florida.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday December 16

There isn't much to say that has not been said about the horendous events in Newtown Connecticut. Hopefully the people of this country will finally demand that our elected representatives develop a backbone and do what is right.

We were in need of a quiet evening at the beach.




Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Good blues on the Manatee River
Saturday December 1 was the first annual Bradenton Blues Festival . This was an excellent event, the venue on the Manatee river was perfect and the entire day went very smoothly, congratulations to the organizers.
All of these performers put on a great show. The first band we saw was an outfit called Southern Hospitality, which featured

J P Soars
Damon Fowler

Victor Wainwright

The Johnny Sansone band from New Orleans

Dave “Biscuit” Miller and his band

Kenny Neal group, another New Orleans band

Ruthie Foster

Just a really great day.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Anna Maria Sunset

We were back at Bradenton Beach for the sunset and there were quite a few people enjoying the evening.

This guy was having pretty good luck with his throw net.

There were quite a few birds hanging around looking for a free meal.

There was one kite surfer taking advantage of the almost perfect conditions.

There were a lot of people walking the beach enjoying the sunset.
And then as the sun set the moon appeared as it was setting.

All in all a beautiful evening.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Saturday September 29

We spent the day at the Sarasota Blues & Music Festival. The people that put on this event did a great job. I didn't know much about some of the performers, but came away impressed by all of them . If  you have an opportunity to see any of these people, check 'em out.

Paul Thorn

Curtis  Salgado


Royal Southern Brothehood



Ana Popovic


Delbert McClinton