Spending two weeks in Walton County, Florida has been a quiet respite for us and we have enjoyed having this beautiful beach mostly to ourselves. We chose this destination and time of year, which is on the cusp of high season, for that purpose. A mix of cool sunny days and misty rain has provided the backdrop for relaxation that we were looking forward to. As Malcolm says, “we have perfected doing absolutely nothing.”Read More
Leanne, the author of Cresting The Hill, is on a quest to redefine life after work and has selected a word of the year to assist her. The concept, if you are not familiar, is to choose a single word (WOTY) which will guide and motivate certain behaviors toward the achievement of goals, effectively closing the gap from where you are to where you want to be during the course of a year. Leanne’s WOTY is Symphony!Read More
Where do people who live in Florida go for winter vacation? To another city in Florida, of course. If you have read any of our Discover Florida series you know that we are passionate about life in Florida and have made it a mission to explore all of its ten coastal regions.
We wrote about the Gold Coast, the Space Coast the Forgotten Coast and the First Coast along with many other ‘Florida specific’ stories, that you will find under the Discover Florida tab above. From posh to rugged, each coast in Florida has a unique identity and is beautiful in its own way. It is hard to pick a favorite, (other than where we live), but the coast that makes us want to linger a little longer is the Emerald Coast. Read this post about our 2017 three day road trip to understand why we love it here. At the completion of that trip, we vowed to return for a longer stay. It took us nearly three years to return, but for the next two weeks we are finally honoring that vow.
It is mid-February and the temperature in South Florida (where we live) is already topping 80 degrees. Why not head North for a little winter escape?Read More
Have you ever watched a bird, just being a bird? They seem to be very busy almost all the time. Flitting from here to there, building a nest, looking for food, getting acquainted with other birds, checking in on the chicks. Imagine trying to capture just one clear image during all that busyness.
I use a mirrorless camera, which is significantly lighter than most DSLRs, but it is still pretty heavy when I attach a telephoto lens. A lot of photographers use mono pods (the single leg version of a tri-pod) which helps take the weight off and add stability to the camera, but I can’t adjust to the restricted mobility and shoot hand held most of the time. That is silly and amateurish, but that’s how I like it. So when I am lucky enough to get shots like these, I like to share. They are not tack sharp, but they make me smile and I hope you will also.Read More
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