Sunday, January 25, 2009

COLD AS SNOW

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Yes, it's HAS been this cold!

The possibilty of snow was in the forcast for 3 days this week! Can you believe it? This is Florida~We aren't suppose to get snow. The last time it snowed in the Tampa Bay area was 1988. IN 1977, we recieved 2 1/2 inches!! Imagaine oranges, still on the trees, coated with white snow.

I toyed with the idea of going to Washington D.C.last weekend. My cousins live in Alexandria area. But, no, this Florida Girl would have suffered terribly with the cold and all that walking. Nope, stayed home in my cozy home covered up to the neck with blankets.

I can't tell you how many Palm, Pineapple plants, Herbs, Red Sisters, Lilies, Crotons, and Plumeria I have. With the temperature's plummeting to the mid 20's a at night, I brought as many plants as I could indoors. The Begonia's, and the Avocado tree, and the Christmas Cactus suffered a little damage as did the Palms.

When Nicci was here a couple of weeks ago we did go to the beach after stopping at Publix to get Cuban sandwiches, Terra chips, and fruit.

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Look at the sugary sand.

By the time we got there it was 2 pm. The temps weren't too bad,and the sun was high in the sky. But the as the sun got lower, the winds kicked up and we left the beach about 4. Brrrr....


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Jasmine loves to swim. Even though I was encouraging her in to the water, all she wated to do is get her paws wet. And that was that! She actually has a little surfboard that she rides.* You can see the green and blue board under Nicolle's bag on the above photo. Jazzy had no inclination to boogie this day!

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She did get her tummy wet.

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Pretty nice isn't it? Honeymoon Island it the #1 natural beach in the United states, including Hawai'i. The people beach is on the west side of the island. The dog beach on the south side & there can easliy be 200-300 dogs along this 3 1/2 mile stretch of beach. But, not too many at the beach today. LOL~ Just us brave souls!

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Honeymoon Island is an Island nature Preserve which the wild life shares with us humans & canines.


Good thing I had put on a pot of Vegetable soup.


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This is my little outdoor "oven" I bake, roast and make soup in it. And below is the oak "library table" I used to use for my puter. When Nicci was here I needed to bring the rattan chairs in for seating.

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At the end of the day, Soup and Sleep. Awww, look at my "Girl-Animals"-so sweet!

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They do look like Angels, don't they?

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10 comments:

Gillie said...

I remember the big snow of 88!! I was a sophomore in high school then and I remember having to actually brush the snow off my windshield!!
xx

Sonya said...

Enjoyed your pictures. I have a pink tupperware vegetable steamer like you have! Love it, but obviously we don't use it enough. lol
Your soup looked so good and the beach---oh ---would love to be on it but not in cool weather. Now I'm going to have to see the dog on his little surfboard.
Sonya

LYN said...

GORGEOUS PICS..I HADN'T HEARD ABOUT THE SNOW...THAT WILL TEACH THE SNOWBIRDS TO PUT STONES AROUND THE POOP THEY HAVE CURSED THEMSELVES...LOL

garnett109 said...

Cold up here in the north! Hang in there!

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Wonderful pictures thanks for sharing. The food looks delicious espically the soup.

Lazarai said...

I love this time of year, even if we have to put up with marching the plants around and freezing occasionally. Look how NICE the temps were AFTER the cold last week....beautiful 75 degrees Friday, Saturday and Sunday!! WHAT A WEEKEND!!! LOVE it.

I LOVE my crockpot, too!! Do you have a recipe you could share for that delicious looking soup?

Love ya,
:) Carol

Cindi said...

the food, beach, what more could a person want...thax for sharing

Rose said...

I live in South Florida and never experienced snow here but I certainly remember all the snow storms in New England for 40 years! Some of those blizzards were amazing! People get real friendly and helful walking in that.....

Hugs, Rose

Joyce said...

The babies do look like little angels. Your photo's made me so jealous. We are expecting some snow tonight. Not enough to make it a good one, but at least a little.
Hugs, Joyce

Lisa said...

Seeing your beach makes me long for warm weather. Jasmine is so sweet - my gosh she is cute. And yes, they do look like little angels.
xx