Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The View Outside Our Window

I moved away from
FLORIDA
when I married MyHero.
He was from the Midwest
and wanted to go home.

For as many years as I have
been gone there are still
things that I really miss.
One of them is a
SOUND.
It is the sound of palm trees
"rustling" in the wind.
There is no other sound quite
like it.

Here is the view right
outside the condo where we
are staying.
Ground floor.
Close to the trees
and I can
HEAR the palms blowing
in today's rain laden breeze.
I am enjoying my cup of
Starbucks.
The quiet is broken only
by the sounds of geese in
the little inland lake,
the chirping of birds,
the cheeky call of the squirrels
and the...
Oh..wait..
There might be a few
OTHER SOUNDS
that drown that out.
Oh---but what a joyful sound that is.
Two of my little tag-alongs
finishing up their lunch.
Soon it will be quiet
because
there are sweet baths being given
 in the big tub.
SOMEONE is getting her
hair washed
(can you see BabyE watching the process)
Then, there are naps to be had
and, once again,
all is quiet
except for the rustling of the
palms in the
rain laden breeze.
Just kidding...
As they say at
DIZZY WORLD
Have A Magical Day!
your photo name

59 comments:

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is a neat sound Diana! Looks like your having a wonderful time too, lucky you!
Hugs,
Cindy

Tete said...

That is a wonderful sound...remember that well. Since we have known around here, it was such a surprise when we were down there. Love the photo of the rain...when we were there it rained every afternoon about the same time. It was our nap time, too. LOL
Have fun!

outjunking said...

You made me feel like I was there with you in Florida. But then that last detail pic snapped me back to good old home. lol
Lisa

The enchanted home said...

Looks beautiful......and amazing how the sounds of calm and peace can so harmoniously blend with the sounds of a childs laughter. I love your spirit and humor and ability to see the good in all things!! Thats a gift Diana! Enjoy......

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I hear a lot of birds where I am, including owls. The palms have almost a rough papery sound, at least the ones near our house :). Blessings today, Kim

maddie/cadesmimi said...

Oh how I wish I was in Florida listening to the rustle of a few palms...I would tell you to enjoy yourself, but I know you are already doing that :)

Bente said...

Love to hear from your trip. Wish I was there.

Have beautiful days.

Hugs Bente

Anonymous said...

that was just so beautiful, I have never touched or heard a palm but *I feel closer to having done so just by your words.That child has a mouthful of great teeth!Poor little guy!

Susie said...

I could stand to listen to palms swaying in the breeze, while drinking a nice cup of coffee. hmmm. Take me away. Well one good thing, our snow has about all melted already. But then rain soon. Diana, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy !!! xo, Susie

Nellie said...

What a wonderful sound! Palm tree breezes and the falling rain! It sounds wonderful. I'm sure you are having the best time ever! xoxo

WeeFaerie said...

I remember that sound from when I was there, so peaceful. I miss that unique green color of up-lit palm fronds at night and the warm, gentle breeze that would blow the palms around causing the sound you love so much. I think you've returned to a paradise. Have a wonderful time there!

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy to hear about your new Valentine that will be here next year! He or She will be joining a sweet group of mouseketeers!!

Donna said...

What a beautiful view, Diana! What's not to be said for palm trees and warm breezes, doesn't get much better than that! It's so much better staying in a condo than a hotel, don't you think? Especially with a family. And you can sit there and dream that it is yours, AND, not have to get out of your pjs and put on makeup just for your morning cuppa joe! Enjoy the rest of your trip!!

Elaine said...

My late husband and I would visit Florida every year and then the last several years we took the 5th wheel and spent the winter.. We loved the sounds of birds and the sunshine of course.. It's so different than snow country where we come from.. Keep enjoying the little ones and the sun

Calming Scents said...

thank you for your kind words and for stopping by! I remember those wonderful palm trees in florida,,amazing. I would so love to move to a warmer climate, but i simply cannot leave my grandchildren and children..tears me up.

Karen said...

Oooh, I want to be there, right now!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hoping the rain stops...but you don't sound as if you are letting it ruin a thing. Thanks for sharing your little slice of happiness.

Mark said...

I almost drifted off to sleep there for a second. Until that baby started crying!
m.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

The few times we've gone to the beach these would be lined along the pathways - they are beautiful and do make a wonderful rustling sound - I love the sound of the leaves of the Raintree blowing in the wind - remarkable! My neighbor's Raintree fell - miss it a lot!
Hope you have a great day,
Kathy

Rebecca said...

I love rain! LOVE IT! Lucky, lucky you girlfriend. I hope you are having a wonderful time.

Love to you~

Rebecca

Sweet Tea said...

The description of that sound makes me soooo sleepy...Hope the rain isn't interupting your plans!

Patty Patterson said...

I hope you are enjoying yourself! I'm in the middle of my two weeks with Grace and having a great time... but by the end of each day, I am pretty well spent, also. She's way more entergetic than I am.

KAT said...

you are a hoot ! Have a blast and I know what you mean by missing a sound or a smell of a place you treasure It is true

-KAT-

Patti said...

Sounds like you are having a totally wonderful time.

I miss many sounds of Florida, most especially the screeching of the gulls while I am lying on the beach. That is a sound I never ever grow tired of.

Hope the rest of your stay there is abundantly blessed.

Love,
Patti

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Warm palm tree breezes are so soothing. You view is lovely!
Happy Dizzy World!
~Lynne
[w/L]

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Warm palm tree breezes are so soothing. You view is lovely!
Happy Dizzy World!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Debbiedoo's said...

That is funny you say that, because that is exactly what I miss about Florida too. Well that and the smell of salt water. Enjoy!

Blessed Serendipity said...

I just know you are having a great time at "Dizzy World". These are memories that the kids will have for many years to come. Enjoy the sights and the sounds.

xo,
Danielle

wendy said...

This was cute. I can just smell that lovely rain, and trying to imagine the lovely sounds of palm trees blowing.

Holly said...

Isn't it a wonderful thing to be surrounded by and creating memories!! I hope that you can tuck them away in your heart and have a fabulous time!
Blessings!
Holly

blessedmoms simple home said...

I agree, it's a wonderful sound! I just read your adventures with the poop on the toilet paper holder. I had to have my daughters come in and read it too. We all enjoyed it :) Sweet Cheek adventures continue!
Blessings,
Marcia

Donna said...

I have to visit you everyday, just to get my laughter in! I love you, Diana!

Blessings,
Donna

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