Saturday, December 13, 2014


We've been here just a week.   The weather has been pretty, but chilly away from shelter.  I'm not complaining, but the weather has just fortified our need to just relax and do nothing.   If it was beach weather, we'd be out at it every day, who wouldn't?     So maybe someone knows better than we do what we really need.

We have done a few things, mostly boring things for me to talk about, for you to hear about.   Walking, short bike rides, making Christmas cookies, napping, playing ball with Mr. Lewis, gentle auto hiking the neighborhoods, watching birds with our binoculars, eating, enjoying second cup and happy hour - not very exciting.    Not even enjoying local restaurants I'm afraid.   There will be plenty of time for that when we move up to Longboat Key next week.  Jesse and Erin will join us there, one of our favorite things to do is eat out! are a few pictures of our week in Venice...

Great Egret and Snowy Egret peeping Toms

Wood Stork waiting his turn at the window

flat Stanley

Everyone has Christmas spirit!

Even brisk north wind can't keep us away from the beach for long!

 We sat outside on the patio for happy hour and were entertained by a small plane practicing his aerobatics over the gulf.   Small pleasures.    I can't, for the life of me, find the picture I took of him, sigh.....


  1. Sounds absolutely heavenly. Love the pictures!

  2. So glad that you are relaxing and just enjoying life as it comes:) Bike rides? Did you get bikes or does the place you are staying have them? Are you enjoying biking?

    Love Flat Stanley! You seem to attract those frogs:)

  3. Boring sounds so delightful...glad to hear life has slowed down. Loved the bird pix.

  4. We all need that down time. We embrace boring. I know you'll enjoy Jesse and Erin's visit :-)