Wednesday, October 31, 2012



I returned to photograph the final section of the resort, the Little Mermaid Section, and also did some shots of the walkway and the light fixture in Animation Hall.

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Monday, October 29, 2012



A different view of the Gardens, more aligned with what one might experience if one were walking through, starting to the east side of the entrance building.

Features about 70 more beautiful images and an extended narration, but can also be played with the sound off and some appropriate music from your own source.



Sunday, October 28, 2012



Saturday evening, Laura of Citrus Yoga and Fitness held a free yoga session in a glorious setting on a water side lawn at the Port Motel and Marina in Crystal River, culminating in a beautiful sunset.

I woke up from a nap just in time to drive up and make the starting time, pulled a blanket from my trunk to use as my yoga mat, and joined the group of about 30 others who had already claimed a spot with their more official yoga mats on the large lawn between the hotel, the Ale House restaurant and the waters of King's Bay. We faced the western sky as Laura led beginner (me) and experienced (and some very flexible???!!!) people through an hour or so of various poses to the best we each could do- she seemed to stress that- do what you can do, not anything that is going to make you go beyond what your body can handle. And breathing- always breathing.

 During one of the welcome reclining poses, this was my view: I grabbed my camera.

I was disappointed in my breathing. Have been having some strange thing going on with my gut lately that makes taking a deep breath difficult- leads to coughing- and so my usual ability to take good deep breaths has become severely limited and this a just kept rubbing my face in it- until I finally allowed myself to breath twice even when everyone else only breathed once. In large part, that was brought about by Laura's repetition of "doing what you can do".

And despite my myriad aches and pains and trigger points and locked up bits and joints that don't quite work like they should, I actually did pretty well, and at the end of it, I had become noticeably looser and less pained.

We ended just before sunset, and while others all gathered up their stuff and headed out, or chatted away, I sat on my blanket and watched the sky show- it was what I had come for and it was beautiful!



Saturday, October 27, 2012



I had gone down to Walt Disney World to join my friend Michele and her family for my first dinner at O'hana. Mic was visiting from Minnesota and I hadn't seen her since I joined the "Minnesota Moms" at the Magic Kingdom back in September of '08.

Due to an earlier storm, the Electric Water Pageant had not run on schedule and was now anchored along the beach to run its lighted displays silently as a foreground for the show!

A couple of brief moments from the spectacular WISHES pyrotechnic display over the Magic Kingdom, as seen from the beach at the Polynesian Resort on the southern shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon.



Friday, October 26, 2012

The purpose of life, or government, is not to serve business.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Saturday, October 06, 2012


Wednesday, October 03, 2012



Time for the new!

My Denim Jacket, repaired, trimmed of sleeves a year ago, patched, and long serving, veteran of many visits to Disney, and a few other locations has come to the end of its time. Like an old pair of jeans, hard to say when the end is here, but I didn't think this one would face another run through the washing machine.

So, found a match on Amazon, got it a week or so ago, and knowing the glue on my iron on patches would not stand up to another transfer, bought some iron on glue sheet material for this, the third transfer.

As you can see where I have peeled the paper off the one patch, I got a nice coverage as shown by the glossy surface.

And the new jacket is all ready to receive my various pins and buttons and make its inaugural debut on-property tomorrow! Dinner at O'hana!



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