Rubik’s Miami Beach Cousin

And matching trash can.  I have no idea what was in this cube on the beach as I was never around it when it was open.  Was it food? Beach gear? Who knows! But it most definitely stood out.  Hope your weekend is fun and colorful :)



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Throwback Thursday In Cars

There are so many automobiles to see when visiting Miami Beach.  They range from the every day common to the ostentatious display of wealth to wonderful classics – I’m fond of the classics.  The best time to see these vehicles is on Friday and Saturday night when the crowds comes in to party and cruise up and down Ocean Drive; neon art deco and beautiful cars abound then.

All I’ve got identification wise is that the orange one is a Chevy Bel-Air and the yellow one is an Oldsmobile.  No idea what model the Olds is or what year either car is.  I wonder if these are even their original colors?  Surely one of you car aficionados knows :)


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Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It’s the only way to live
In cars….. Cars – Gary Numan


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Wordless Wednesday – Night Moves

F 1.8 – 1/500 – ISO 12800 (yikes!) – 50mm Sigma Art – Canon 5D III

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Here comes the sun…

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, and I say it’s alright… Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles

And yes it was alright.  The sun seemed to rise very quickly over South Beach while we were there or perhaps because I was still not feeling 100% yet I just wasn’t able to greet it as soon as I wanted to.  After all, what with the long hike through the hotel and then out the back to leg it some more to even reach the shoreline – it was a hike!  But it was worth it for me and the other early risers like this fellow who went right out into the ocean to greet the sun.



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Memorial Day

Today for Memorial Day we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.  Like with many other holidays, some have lost the original/true meaning of the day and have succumbed to the allure of sales, outdoor grilling, having a three day weekend off from work, and celebrating the end of school.  While I am there with you on the grilling and sometimes even the sales, the real meaning of the day is not lost on me one bit!

They did not die while serving our country but I have a grandfather, father, brother and nephew who are all buried at military cemeteries; my brother at Arlington National near a beautiful cherry tree.  As I write this post I can see my father’s burial flag in it’s protective box as folded by those who were there to honor him at his burial; I was good until they played taps and then I lost it.  I cried my heart out for my dad, brother and nephew (I was a baby when grandpa died) as we said goodbye to them but I cannot even begin to imagine the pain felt by those whose loved ones were killed in action and they had to receive that knock on their door or that heart wrenching telegram.

Remember and honor those who gave their all and please do not forgot our veterans and those who are currently serving.  Without them all…well you know.

(Here is a popular past post about Memorial Day.  The blank headstone belongs to my parents)

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Sunday after brunch…

Two things I learned while capturing this shot: 1. Bending/squatting down with a tummy full from brunch isn’t comfy  2.  Trying to get a low shot on concrete while wearing shorts does not make for happy knees; we suffer for our art sometimes ;)

Brunch was fantastic out on the porch of The Front Porch restaurant and I know I took a photo of that fresh challah bread with orange zest dusted with cinnamon and powdered sugar with maple syrup French toast I had… but have no idea where it is.  My phone? DH’s phone? The pocket camera?  When I find it I will share it with you.  Best French toast ever!


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Back from Break

And missing this terribly!  Seeing this every morning we were away was so good for me even if it did take some legging to get from our room to here.  Will tell you were we were later and thanks again to all of you who wished us a happy anniversary :)



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