Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fun in the sun and a shot of sugar

Osprey with catch of the day
After a week of sun and sand hubby and I arrived back in Iowa to 8F temps.  This was somewhat of a shock since we had been basking in 80F temps all week.  We were in south west Florida on vacation.  Had a great time kayaking in the mangroves, cycling around Sanibel Island and just walking on the beach every day. We saw loads of wildlife, gators, manatees, otters, dolphins, osprey, pellies and loads of seabirds.  Oops almost forgot about the No-see-ums, they certainly saw me Lol.  Now I have to admit to being a bit of a twitcher and have always been fascinated by birds of prey so when this Osprey landed right in front of us on the beach it made my day.  Luckily we had the camera with us and managed to get several good photos.  We also visited Tarpon Springs the Sponge Capitol of the World :)  I had never seen sponges like the ones in the photo before. Some of them are huge. The docks are well worth a visit if you are ever in the area.  There are lots of Greek restaurants and cafes and of course we had to save room for one of the scrummy cakes in the photo!
Enjoy your day ~ Karen
Sponge Vases

Scrummy Cakes and Pastries


  1. Ooh those cakes really do look scummy! Any chance of a close up shot?

  2. I meant scrummy. Obviously! I blame it on my defective keyboard.

  3. That's funny :) We had a Neopolitan slice and then one with Baklava type topping - very scrummy! Will post a close up for you so that you can get your cakie fix Lol :) ~ Karen