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February 16, 2020


David Gascoigne

Happy to hear that you are returning to good health, Sallie. i have never seen a Manatee and I would love to do so. At this stage I doubt that I will, but I hope those ancient, gentle creatures can stay safe and avoid boat propellors.

William Kendall

I love those moon shots!

Diane Bohlen

So glad to hear that you are well and hope hubby is too soon. The wild flowers are lovely and we don't need to know their names to enjoy their beauty. The market goodies look delicious.

A ShutterBug Explores

thanks for your visit and comment ~ lovely posting and photos ~ glad you are feeling better ~ (I did comment before, too)

Happy Moments to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Linda W.

Lovely flowers! For some reason your blog is displaying very tiny on Chrome.

Michelle Keltner

I am a bit envious with the selection from your farmer's market. It looks so good! Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend.


i love your moon shots, very cool. we see great moons all the time and i wanna try to take them but i have yet to master that skill. maybe one day??! i would love some fresh strawberries. i am happy your cold is gone. i pray we don't get one, that is so not fun. have a great friday and weekend!! ( ;

Peter B.

Glad you are feeling better. I like those moody moon shots. The clouds add to the mystery!


Great scattered clouds.


Wonderful photos, I like them all!
Have a nice weekend!

Sami Veloso

So nice that you're feeling better Sallie.
The flowers are very pretty and the fruit looks very appetizing :)
Enjoy the rest of the week.


Sorry to hear about the colds. Last year on our RV trip I got a nasty one on the way home. So far this year we've avoided it. Love your sky shot at the beginning. It's so nice to be in places with nice weather during the cloudy rainy PNW winters. - Margy

Suzan Batz

Thanks for stopping by my blog and making such a nice comment.
We sure haven't had enough rain this year but I absolutely love when Spring pops out all over the place.


...I see a yellow flower similar to dune sunflower growing in dry sand soils, I wonder if it a Hawaiian cousin.

Monika Ohson | TravelerInMe

You have summed up the season so beautifully through your photos Sallie.

Sending healing and happy vibes for you & Bill.

Have a happy weekend!

ellen b

So glad to hear you are better and that your hubby is almost there. Pretty color to see here. We are still in the season of mud here. Soon things will dry up and we'll get some color again.

betty - NZ

Hurray that your feeling better! It's amazing how pretty 'ordinary' things are when you photograph them :) Your photos are so bright and colorful to see, Sallie :)

I'm so glad you are a part of 'My Corner of the World' this week!
My Corner of the World

A ShutterBug Explores

So glad you are feeling better and that hubby is on the mend ~

Glorious floral shots and awesome moon shots! Wow!

Happy Moments to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)


I'm glad you got rid of that nasty cold Sallie. Hubby on the mend too. They surely take it out of you these bugs. On a brighter note I loved your post. Loved the colorful flowers and produce, scenery and those moonshots are amazing. Enjoy the rest of your week :)


Beautiful pictures of the full moon! And flowers, strawberries look so delicious!

Romina, Adelaide

Love to eat that vitamin C, stay healthy, the snow moon is beautiful.


Glad that you are doing good :)
Lovely captures!

/ Heidrun

Ordinary days are welcome. It's good to have sometimes calm...

Fine to read, that your cold is gone.

...I wish you a very good week.


Sallie - whew, what a relief it must be to be feeling better. I know I take my good health for granted, so a nasty cold helps me appreciate it! Lovely flowers and scenery down there - we are still buried under snow and will be for some time, so I am enjoying the color in your part of the world. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!


I'm glad you are feeling better, Sallie! I had a bad stomach virus after Christmas and I felt terrible for over a week, so I know what you mean about the treasure of "ordinary days"! We, unfortunately, we can take them for granted. I hope your husband feels better soon. I loved seeing all y our flowers as all we have here is snow!

Amy Franks

i'm so use to having Strawberries in Summer, seems strange to see them in your late Winter, glad you're feeling better.


good that you are feeling better, i am too!! i find books to be very helpful in identifying plants and such. your moon captures are really beautiful!!

Su-sieee! Mac

Ooooh, those are cool moon shots, Sallie. I especially like how you composed your left photo. Nice contrast of the moonlight in the clouds with the lights.

I want to paint blanket flowers on our back fence. We shall see. :-)


Wayne and I have been very careful about washing our hands while on our RV trip here in Arizona. Last year I caught a cold on the way home, hopefully that won't happen this time. - Margy

Lavender Dreams

We didn't drive over to see the Manatees this winter but we are lucky to see them in the Gulf and in the rivers sometimes. Love the fresh FL fruit in season right now! The strawberries are SO sweet! Enjoy your week! Hope you are both feeling lots better this week!


I'm happy you're well too, hopefully Bill will be in the pink soon.
It's been snowing all day here and of course people are driving like morons. There must be lots of them in the ditch because there was a car in a ditch on the way to the pool and an hour and a half later it was still there, lights on along with the wind shield wipers which I thought was funny, like, what's the point.
There was still snow on the ground when it started in again so how can you forget so soon? I was behind a CA license plate on the way home today and if it's possible for a car to look terrified and miserable, that one did.
Those orange butterfly flowers look like skeleton fingers—cool!
The fruit looks soooo good, the oranges and tangerines have been pretty lousy the last few months here so maybe the good stuff will float up this way.
Is it a good thing the river is warmed by a power plant?
I do like the idea of the water colored by mangroves which I confess I had to look up. I like the sound of them and the words, "brackish water" which reminds me of a dirty martini.
Cheers, have a great week and enjoy your health.


Glad you're feeling better, I know the feeling as I had a bad one myself this winter. I love looking at all the locally grown goodies!

Alan Bates

This is certainly a warm post with all those fruits, vegetables, and flowers. I can tell Spring is right around the corner here, the sun is higher and the days are longer. March can be cruel though.

junieper2/Jesh StG

Beautiful post Sallie, with many beautiful flowers! Here, suddenly from one week to another all the trees are blooming (it was also 70 degr. yesterday!) Am happy for you, your cold is gone! Saw the mangos - isn't that interesting, it used to be that mangos were only available in summer, now they were on sale in February! Many thanks for sharing these lovely spring things with All Seasons, and enjoy spring weather:) Jesh


Lovely colors and scenes. I look forward to seeing some butterfly shots at some point. Our daffodil were sprouted up in January! Has never happened that early before. They have flower buds now that are about to pop.


How lucky are you to have those fresh fruit and veg available on your doorstep. Glad you have recovered from your cold. Thanks for your advice about linking my blogs. I hadn't thought of doing it.


Oh your Sunday sky is lovely. Happy mosaic Monday



Happy to know your cold is over. I Hope Bill'll be well soon too ! The "joys of every-day life" are so important ! Vegetables, fruits, flowers, sky, moon... Amitiés.

Linda P

I'm glad to hear that your cold has cleared up. We too are doing our best to eat as much fruit and vegetables to benefit from the vitamins. Yours looks so fresh and no doubt from a local resource, which is good. I've enjoyed seeing your native flowers and to hear about the area, the river and the creatures such as the manatees that live there. You got wonderful shots of the moon. Thank you for coming by my blog and leaving thoughtful comments.

Penelope Notes

The night shots are so stunning and distinct it makes me hopeful about the atmosphere where you are. If I didn’t know better … I’d think those moon markings/shadows were continents resembling Earth from a distance.


Hello, The fruits look delicious. I recently bought some strawberries that were shipped from Plant City Fl. Beautiful variety of flowers. I love the view of the mangroves. The moon is gorgeous, lovely sky shots. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week ahead!

Bob Bushell

Great nature photos Sallie. The moon is bright and the flowers are superb.What I missed, is the Manatee, I would love them.

// Heidrun

Good that you are well, the cold gone. Lovely blooms in each capture. We waiting for spring, isn't it?

Happy MosaicMonday

riitta k

So glad to hear that you are allright again! Delightful photos.

Veronica Lee

So glad you are feeling better! Good health is something we often take for granted! Lovely photos as always, Sallie!

Shiju Sugunan

Lovely pics!

Lady Fi

So glad you are feeling better! There is nothing like good health to bring us joy!


Lovely photos as always, glad you're feeling better

Cathy Keller

Lovely post! the photos of the moon and incredible!! Thank you and have wonderful week!

Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

Gorgeous flowers and so glad you are feeling better, hopefully Bill will be feeling right as rain in no time. Love the shots of the moon.

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