It Really Is Paradise….
My dear readers, I am sure you know how much we love living in Florida….and if I may, I would like to share an evening with you.
The temps right now are about 82 degrees with a gentle breeze.
I love opening up the house…and I literally open up the house as our “sliders” actually slide back into the walls allowing our Lanai and Secret Garden to become parts of our living space.
It is truly wonderful and those who have visited or lived in a tropical climate have to know the joy we feel on an everyday basis.
One balmy evening last week, the Captain and I went to “Pinchers” Restaurant and sat in one of our favorite outdoor tables, close to the Marina.
This restaurant not only has lovely view, the sea food is reasonable in price and definitely fresh catch…so it tastes really good.
I love looking at the interesting names some of the boats have printed on their hulls, sides and/or backs . This one is called Jamaican Me Crazy!
The name on the boat on the right is called the Yippee-Ki-Yea and the name on the rubber raft on top is called Yippee-Ki-Yak! 🙂
Inside the restaurant, the walls have the usual tropical, nautical, coastal decor that is familiar to tropical laid-back living and dining… but interesting none-the-less.
The sign I cut off in the pic says what I know everyone has heard…It’s five o’clock somewhere.
The outside lawns and landscaping are very tropical and I wanted to share these flowers with you…the gardeners actually change them every few months…but these happen to be a recognizable flower…beautiful red geraniums nestled among the yellow and green schefflera shrubs.
This silvery palm tree is called a Bismarck Palm Tree…and my wonderful dancing friend from across the pond loved them so much, I think if she thought it would grow in England….she would have somehow stuffed one in her luggage!
And look at all the fun day cruises and night cruises (in your choice of boat size) that are available to us year round.
I have said this before and I will say it again.
I feel the Captain and I are two very lucky people to be able to live where we want and to love where we live.
Do you, my dear readers…. have a special place you absolutely love to live?
Yes, I’m still looking for that frost hardy Bismarck Palm. One of the London parks has some Bismarcks, but they dig them up for winter protection and that is just too much like hard work!
Weather here today was amazing, top down on car and solar sail in place on the patio to protect the little one. However it is no match for your paradise and only serves to remind me how much I love your home and your weather.
Hugs to you both from across the pond, and keep on enjoying life.
Ross, I am sure your part of the world is just beautiful…you have great taste and I know the pics of your garden that I saw when you were here were lovely.
With this 80 degree weather, my top is down most of the time too….of course, I am talking cars and not clothes! 😉
Hugs back at ya, my friend.
Ann Diles says
Thanks for the vicarious evening in your heavenly part of the world. Really happy that you are living your dream and sharing the joy in your blog.
Come see us Annie….don’t you think you need to get away for a week-end or so? Would love to have you. 🙂
Are you back home now? If so, I am hoping that means Jane is doing much better.
thanks for stopping by…..
I hear ya Sandy…it is strange because I rarely feel humidity, don’t know if I am just used to it or if there is only humidity when weather is bad. 😉
thanks for stopping by
Our weather has become very weird. We have humidity nearly all year long now. Horrible!
We would have loved to live in Florida, but anywhere there is humidity I would be miserable.