Starting off with my top photo from 2020. Here are two unedited photos from about 8 different takes. The first one has that second bird lower right, and the second one has a bit more sky so you can feel the tree ending a bit more.
Question: Wondering where those two photos were taken?
Answer: At Anne’s Beach in Islamorada Florida Keys (more info here): Directions: Mile Marker 73, Overseas Highway, Lower Matecumbe Key, Oceanside
Question: Who is the Anne Eaton that has this cool park named after her?
Answer: Anne Eaton was a local environmentalist, who passed away in 1992.
Anyhow, Anne married Cyrus Stephen Eaton (957) but sadly, at 24 years of age, a polio infection left her wheelchair-bound. After many years of fun together, Cyrus died and Anne heard about the Florida Keys being frost-free and “found her heaven on earth.”
So those of you with a bucket list, you might want to add this small “beach park” to your list of places to visit. I do not think you will be disappointed.
Question: Do I have one photo that sums up 2020?
Answer: Yup, sure do. This bent manhole cover
This bent cover reminds of what we were all called to do in 2020 – adapt!
Yes, adapt (and a lot of us had to go with Plan C many times). We are also strong and have purpose ( but will not go there with that today).
Speaking of adapting, the hubs had a milestone birthday last year – and of course – “because of COVID” we made Plan C to celebrate. He really could care less about birthday celebrations – but I think some milestones birthdays need to be celebrated.
Below are two photos I liked because they had little things that were extra special from the week-long occasion (remember we were making the most of alternative plans–) – well on this day we had three different things to do and do you see the anchor lower left? That is special to us because years ago (almost 20 now) when we moved to Virginia (and had our asses kicked a few times from coast to coast moves) well we knew we were home here – back on the east coast. We wanted to buy something artsy that would serve as a reminder of the gift of settling and dropping roots (thank you, God). We ended up buying a small, heavy “anchor candle holder” and still have it (in the attic now, but it comes out at Xmas). Anyhow, other little things from the photos are special – like how that dress ended up being the right choice to pack and bring. I struggled with which one to bring (not all dresses fit into a small, tightly packed suitcase). I chose that little gem on the fly – and it literally unfolded perfectly out of the suitcase and was right for the temperature and for the three different things we did on that particular day. The last highlight was that I also met a few “new friends” that day because of that dress. Around four different ladies commented on it – and it was just win, win, win….. (and remember – this was plan C mode… ha)
Many of you know that a top 2020’song was “The Rhythm of the Night” by Corona (go here for the Priorhouse 2020 Cornoa post):
Well here is the rock version of the song – the video is a little silly, but the sound quality is good (right Clive?)— and if any of you have a listen, let me know what you think.
It happens to be Thursday – and I absolutely want to start the year off right by joining in with Dan @nofacilities, who is now generously hosting Thursday Doors
Three door photos from Florida 2020:
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