Dwarf Cypress Trees


Why build a boardwalk in the middle of one of the most impassible swamps in Florida? Well – this boardwalk is there to document one of the stranger natural wonders of Florida, a stand of dwarf bald cypress centuries old and less than 15 feet tall! The Dwarf Cypress Boardwalk is in the wilderness of Tate’s Hell State Forest which is well known for being a wild place. I love the beautiful green soft needles! Seeing this unique bowl of ancient cypress was a blessing – seeing the snake not so much!

“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come”

Happy Apalachicola Day!


Perfect day with Kevon in Apalachicola! Blue skies, Farmer’s Market, and Apalachicola Wings and Wheels Aviation Day!!! Love my greens at the Farmer’s Market and Kevon purchased an amazing copper cuff bracelet! The market is located right next to the docks with the shrimp boats – one was named after Kevon – yes, my “Sweetheart” he is! Highlight of the Aviation Day was watching a P-51 Mustang take off and land again! Grateful for this happy day!

Dear God . . . I want to take a minute, not to ask for anything from You, but simply to say “Thank You” for all I have . . .


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Back to beautiful Mexico Beach to spend a day with Sherm and Jane! Kevon is the official “selfie” photographer! A perfect day – Shrimp and Mojitos at Toucan’s! Looking for prize shells (again)! Spending more time on this slice of heaven with my very favorite person – I love you Kevon!!!

Carrabelle, Florida


Kevon and I are spending the month of March in the picturesque coastal community of Carrabelle, Florida! It is known as the Panhandle’s Gateway to the Gulf. Our place on Timber Island overlooks the Carrabelle River where we enjoy watching the shrimp boats as they come and go from the Gulf. My favorite pastime each morning is sitting on our upper balcony with my hazelnut coffee and seeing the dolphins! Magical mornings! The pelicans are a delight and Harvey the Heron flies in each day to say “Good Morning!” Feeling so grateful to experience another sweet spot in this beautiful world!

Goodbye Daydream Believer!


Kevon and I said goodbye to “Daydream Believer” in Mexico Beach . . . but the memories will live on! We ate lunch at “Up the Creek Raw Bar” in Apalachicola on our way to Carrabelle. Sipped Caribbean Water and savored our grilled shrimp and hush puppies . . .   how can shrimp taste this amazing?!!! We enjoyed walking around this great town again . . . love the history and so many nice people!

Last days at Mexico Beach


What a blessed time it has been at Mexico Beach, Florida. We went shelling for the last time yesterday and found so many Olive Shells – my favorite!!! Kevon flew his stunt kite on the beach – love my stunt kite man!!! We also got the thrill of seeing a dozen F15 Eagles flying over! Love love love these days . . . “You can’t buy happiness but you can buy a kite and that is pretty close”