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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

SRQ Bay Fishing

With my camera I captured a few of my favorite things.

So, when I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad. 

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and they bring a smile to your day! 

~ Melise ~

Anna Marie Moon

SRQ Island Park

Coquina Beach Waves

Lido Bird

Coquina Beach

What are a few of your favorite things? 

My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things.

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites, when the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites, when the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad.

Songwriters
Oscar Hammerstein Ii;Richard Rodgers

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WILLIAMSON MUSIC

When The Sun Says Good Night

SRQ Bay Boating

I love watching the sunrises and sunsets. There is just something so pure and magical as the sun is making itself known or when it is saying good night.  These are photos that I took as I was out on the bay or on the island.  I am blessed to live in such an environment.  It’s the simple things like this that calms the soul,while the world is going crazy.   ~ Melise ~

SRQ Bay Sunset

Anna Marie Island Sunset1

Anna Marie Island Sunset

Anna Marie Island Sunset2

Nostalgia

Nostalgia means a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.  

Nature always fills me with a sense of peace, it inspires me to enjoy life better. It lifts my mood. So, on days like this when I can enjoy the scenery around me, I like to make memories that I can recapture.  In the future I will be able to look at these photos and automatically it will transport me back to this beautiful day. I will be nostalgic for long summer days, when the heat is warm and the gulf breeze is fair.   ~ Melise ~

Beach Day Lido 7-23

If you look closely there is a turtle  cage to protect the nests in the center of the sand.

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I thought it was cute to see all the Egrets sitting on the posts. A Blue Heron over in the far left. They liked hanging around the mud puddles from all the rain we’ve been having.

Sarasota Bay

It’s so relaxing to sit and swing, listening to the water gently roll in. The view is never tiring.

Sarasota Bay1

SQ Bay1 7-23

So many parks that encourage one to just sit, take in the scenery and breathe.

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It’s Not Far Down To Paradise

My time is so enjoyable at the beach, it is when I can relax the most.  The sound of the waves and the seagulls de-stress me.  When I took these I was thinking of the song “Sailing” and that I could easily sail away on a beautiful day like this!  I have to come back to Florida for a touch of paradise.      ~Melise~

Sailing 

It’s not far down to paradise,  At least it’s not for me

And if the wind is right you can sail away
And find tranquility
The canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Believe me

It’s not far to never never land
No reason to pretend
And if the wind is right you can find the joy
Of innocence again
The canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Believe me
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Sailing
Takes me away
To where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

Fantasy 
It gets the best of me
When i’m sailing
All caught up in the reverie
Every word is a symphony
Won’t you believe me

It’s not far back to sanity
At least it’s not for me
And when the wind is right you can sail away
And find serenity
The canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Believe me

My Kokomo

This is Venice Beach in Florida.  It is further south, this beach is well known for it’s sharks teeth and shells.  When we feel more in the spirit to go searching we bring our Florida snow shovels and we pan for sharks teeth and shells that are in the water and have not made it ashore yet.  There is a bounty to behold.  This area is more rocky and the sand is gritty, harder on the feet.  But that is what makes the difference of this kind of beach where the waves bring in such fine specimens.  Another way of relaxing in paradise.  I realize as I look more and more at these photo’s that I have been collecting and storing away how blessed I am to have the pleasure of visiting these places. 

Welcome To My Kokomo

Walk With Me

Back to the beach and yes the sand is as white as the snow. But it feels like very fine soft flour when you walk in it.  One of our local beaches was voted #1 in America.  It was this one, known as Siesta Key.  The sand has so many crystals in it that it sparkles just like snow.  I wish you were able to take your shoes off and be able to walk across the landscape just to feel the texture.  Just to relax.

IN NATURES BEAUTY YOU CAN RELAX

This is one of my favorite ways to relax is being at the beach at any time of the day.  The crashing of the waves, the breeze across my body, the sound of seagulls around me. looking at the beautiful reflections of the sun sparkling on the water like diamonds or the colors of the sunset or sunrise that look as if they came from an artists array of colors.  This is a photo that I took on one of my many outings where I go to look for peace and tranquility.   ~ Melise ~