I have lived in 4 US states and several foreign countries in my life time but I have lived in Florida the longest - the summers are hellishly hot, humid, and endless but fall and winter are idyllic. Right now the area where I live is deep in recession - we have 15% unemployment and so many empty houses it blows my mind - we have several subdivisions that are completely empty except for a very few occupied houses (they look very spooky at night) . But I know things will turn around and hopefully some things in Florida will change - hopefully we will develop some industries here other than tourism and low-paying jobs, hopefully our schools will improve, and hopefully the divisions between the super wealthy out on the islands and the rest of the population on the mainland will not continue to separate so badly. Anyway, when I walk on the beach in the early morning, I feel hopeful - that anything is possible, that all things are possible. When I look out onto the ocean, I know that the whole world is out there (and I am speaking of every form of creature). We are all linked, and when I am at the beach, I am always reminded of the vastness of the universe, and yet how it and we are so very connected.
I did this layout last fall (just after I took the pix) for the Cathy Zielske graphic design class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. It was a good class for me as it forced me to make very simple and graphically correct layouts, but I have to admit they are not my style and although I have an entire scrapbook of 36 layouts, almost none have even been posted on the web.
When I saw this sign about the land crabs as I was leaving the beach park, I just had to snap it - it made me think of land sharks and well, the layout took like 10 minutes. If you click on the photo, you can read it much better.
SO..........come on over to http://whatisyourfavething.blogspot.com/ and check out the winner of our time of day challenge - all of the entries were so great - it was really hard to pick a winner! And see the fabulous creations by all of the other DT members - I am so lucky to be a part of this incredible group of creative and fun women. You should read our emails - no, wait, better not!!! LOL!!!!!
Dan and I don't work today so we are going out for lunch - Yay! Tomorrow night Brian is driving over (mostly because he is attending a conference just north of here) and it will be super to see him. Then on Saturday night Dan and I are going to see and hear Chris Botti - Yay!!!!!!!! I hope to join in the A Million Memories online crop this weekend and also do some painting.
Have a great day and ttfn