Saturday, December 18, 2010

Flip flops

Flip flops, open toe sandles, sleeveless blouses, cool breezes, hammocks, palm trees, aquamarine water, crashing waves...temperatures in the eighties. Is it a dream? No, it's Puerto Rico!

It also means, family, parrandas, tukki tukki de los palitos, pernil, pasteles, arroz con gandules, laughter, smiles in public places, "hola Doña Elba" from my neighbor Irvin, adding,"cuando llego y hasta cuando se queda?", always wondering how long I will be around. Creches in the Mall next to snowy Winter scenes, lights in the condominium, my white metal artificial tree, perhaps a trip to El Yunque, a quick rain shower, lunch at La Facciola, Felices Pascuas written in lights in Trujillo Alto and Carolina, poinsettias everywhere, Christmas Eve at Christian Community Church, saying hello to old friends, and maybe sometime stretching my feet in the sand! This year all this wonder also includes my daughters and granddaughters, a very content son in law and a very happy me!

Puerto Rico here I come! FELIZ NAVIDAD!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gates with and without them

 

When I was in Puerto Rico in the summer students went on strike and the campus was shut down. Can you believe these gates that are seen here were taken down recently to keep the campus open. The students would not be outdone and barricaded the entrances. Later on these were taken down classes were held.

This picture is for a friend. Hope she likes it.
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Stopping for trees

 



Leaves in beautiful autumn colors. Not in the Blue Ridge nor the Okefenokee Forest, but right here in Central Florida. These particular trees can be found on North Road, a back road that connects Longwood to Altamonte Springs. I can't tell where exactly this is as far town wise, but there they sit right in front of the 1st Baptist Church. Breathtaking. I had to get out of my car, because I stop for trees.

Stopping by woods on a snowy evening...on an autumn evening...and miles to go before I sleep and miles to go before I sleep..
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