It’s been fun until it wasn’t

The beach weather was good with temps in the 60’s and 70’s – shirt-sleeve weather.

Lots of folks sitting and sunning on the beach which was made a lot easier as of March 1 when golf carts were not allowed.

Here’s a few of things I’ve seen and enjoyed over the past couple of weeks.

I wasn’t able to capture the first part where he throws the board like a frisbee, runs along side, and jumps on.

Nothing lasts forever, and our three months at the beach was cut a little short when reality knocked loudly on the door on Friday. On Saturday morning, we headed north to answer her call.

On the way home, we got another dose of life when we paid $4.55 per gallon for unleaded gas and the total for the trip started to creep towards $200. That’s a lot of plants and fabric, folks. 🙂

I’m backed up on reading posts, but I’ll eventually catch up. Have a good week whether you’re enjoying the sand or the snow.

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Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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55 Responses to It’s been fun until it wasn’t

  1. Let’s hope you brought this lovely weather Judy!

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  2. Hope all is well with you and yours. Yes, gas is very high and is likely to go higher as the war in Ukraine continues. Lovely pictures, as always.

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  3. Murphy’s Law says:

    It will be fun again!

    Gas prices are obnoxious! We’re feeling it not only at the pump, but we heat with propane! 🤬

    You found the turtles! You have made my day. I love the photo of the crocodile, sunbathing just like he was a sweet little thing. 🤗 The mallards…..Esther Williams must be in there somewhere.🏊‍♂️

    The tire planters are a hoot. Great idea. Flowers are just beautiful. Can’t wait to see blossoms here.

    Glad you’re back safe and sound. At least the worst of winter seems to be over here…
    said with my fingers crossed.
    Ginger

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  4. Oddment says:

    The photos are beauties. Thanks for all the color and light!

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  5. Sorry you had to leave early. We are having moderate weather so maybe it won’t be too bad although we can get a snowstorm in March (please not this year!).

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  6. Welcome back! I hope all is well or soon will be.. What lovely photos — and I’ll groan a little less, now, whenever I encounter tires out back 🤔.. great idea! Well, who knows — maybe gas prices will make everyone lean more toward electric. It’s going to be a while, too, before I can get that image of golf carts on the beach out of my head! 🤦

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  7. Marilyn says:

    Glad you are home.

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  8. I took a photo of the pump on Friday morning when I topped up before I went birding. It was just about $23 for under 5.9 gallons of petrol!!

    Speaking of photos your images of the critters are lovely! The gator is cool, but scary, and I loved the flowers and the vines in the tires. That’s a cool reuse of those tires!
    I hope you get settled in at home quickly.

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    • I was grocery shopping this morning, and I heard a young man in his 30’s talking on his phone to someone about the price of gas. It has certainly become a topic we’re all engaged in. Those tires just stopped me in my tracks. Ingenious!

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  9. Donna says:

    Thoughts with you. It has definitely been a tough winter. Spring is coming I sure hope!!

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  10. Ally Bean says:

    I like the photo of the tires turned into plant hanger. I don’t like reading about the price of gas for your return trip. Happy Week, Judy

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  11. Dan Antion says:

    I hope things that brought you back early are not serious.

    I am glad you brought the warm weather back with you. Sorry about the price of gas, but welcome home!

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  12. Joyce says:

    I was hoping to see the turtle brigade again and there it is! Is that wooden platform specifically placed there for the gator to sun him/herself? Growth can be monitored that way. Very cutely sized now, but in a few months? Help!
    Agree about the price of gas. Hard to see even though we don’t need to drive as far as you did. But then I saw a comment on FB about how, at least, we are not cowering in an underground shelter with our pets. That put it all in perspective. Things are so sad these days. My thoughts are one continual prayer for peace.

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    • I don’t know the intended purpose of that wooden platform, but they leave it there, and usually there are a few turtles and the alligator when he was small. Now, the turtles in that pond come out on the grass under a tree on the other side. He may be too big this year to share space. Yes, everything is relative so the price of gas is nothing compared to what is going on over there. I’m with you on the continual prayer for peace.

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  13. Eliza Waters says:

    Welcome back, Judy! Hopefully, you brought spring and warmer temps with you. 🙂

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  14. The prices at the pump sure are sending shockwaves throughout the world. I’m happy to drive an EV but I feel bad for those who struggle to pay the prices at the pump. Hopefully it will get better soon (although I suspect the prices won’t go down as quickly as they’ve gone up.. funny how that works).

    I hope all is well at home.

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    • Hope your electric vehicle keeps tooling right along. 🙂 I sympathize with all the folks needing to drive to a job everyday for a wage that probably should be higher to begin with anyway, and now they have this added expense. Yes, prices seem to move upward quickly and downward rather slowly.

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  15. Nancy says:

    Oh Judy… I’m sorry your time away was cut short… I pray all is okay.
    I loved Every Single Picture! What fun you had and will have again. Plus… your temperatures in New England were about the same as ours. We have had chilly temps again here… but the sun is shining.
    Take care unpacking and thoughts and prayers for you my dear!

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  16. I hope reality’s call ends well! Sorry to hear about the shortened beach sojourn. I drive a hybrid so I have some insulation from pump prices, but not entirely. Thanks for sharing your photos!

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  17. What a fun selection of photos! I’m proud of you for getting the shot of the alligator! I hope all is well with you,

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    • That alligator use to be so small, and now he is getting considerably bigger. It will be interesting to see how they handle it in the future because he is right off one of the main walkways used by seniors, adults, and children.

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  18. Welcome home Judy! I love the photos and like the rest, I’m swooning over the tire swing garden. We’ve been having the late winter early spring Mother Nature mood swings here with 40 degree differences in a day. I hope all is well.

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    • That tire swing planting just stopped me in my tracks as we were walking by. Ingenious, and it was in a little protected cove. The owner came out and closed the door so we could get a better photo. She still needed to do one thing, and that was to drill some drainage holes in the bottom of the tires.

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  19. I’m sorry to hear that your trip had to be cut short. I hope all is well. On the brighter side, I love those hanging tire planters! And the pictures of warm weather! Sadly, though, yes – gas. But far worse that gas prices, the sad and frustrating stories of Ukraine!

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  20. bikerchick57 says:

    It’s so beautiful where you were, Judy. I can see why you perhaps didn’t want to leave. Spring will come soon. We may still have days of that yucky white stuff or colder temps, but I think in another month we’ll both be a lot happier with our northern weather.

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  21. I hope all is well with you, Judy. The price of fuel is a hot topic here too. It’s about to go over the $2 a litre mark, which is crazy.

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  22. swamiyesudas says:

    Quite enjoyed this, Judy. The alligator, the Tyre vases. Kudos n Regards.

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  23. Karen says:

    I hope all is well now and hope that what brought you back early was not too serious. It sounds like you are in for another winter blast so take care.

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  24. germac4 says:

    I hope you had a good trip home, it is shame to have to leave the sun and sea behind, you had some lovely photos of your time in the sun!
    For some reason I am not receiving an email to tell me of your recent posts (and all that I follow) so I’ll try to find out why that is happening…

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    • I miss the surf, but life does go on. I had a spell where I didn’t get notices from one blogger in particular. It was an issue on his end, but eventually WordPress engineers got it straightened out. Before they did that though I had to refollow several times. Hope I don’t lose you, because I certainly enjoy your posts.

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      • germac4 says:

        Thanks Judy, it was interesting to read about your experience with notifications of blog posts by followers. I will, hopefully, get some help from the WordPress engineers before I do another post.

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