The Skies of Florida

It’s been over a year since I last wrote and posted a blog.  I had begun to feel narcissistic and was spending too much time sitting, so I took a break.  I thought I’d be done with it and even thought about deleting the account, but I love to write.  Recently I’ve realized that I’m almost constantly writing in my mind.  I’m always thinking about another topic or composing an argument or attempting to put mental pen to an emotion.  Also, I took a test online to see if I really am a narcissist and I’m not!  Hurray!  I’m less narcissistic than 70% of the other people out there who were worried enough about being narcissists to take an online test.  Now that that’s out of the way, I can write again!  I find posting blogs something that makes me feel very exposed, so I’m starting back into this with something fairly safe.  More pictures than words.  I hope you all enjoy!

At the beginning of June my dad, little sister, daughter and I got in the car in Mansfield, Ohio and headed to Venice, Florida where we met up with my step-mom and uncle to visit my grandparents.  We stayed at The Beachcomber in Venice, Florida.  What a perfect spot.  This vacation rental property has become the go-to spot for my dad, aunt, and uncles when they’re in Florida visiting my grandparents and I think you can see why when you take a look at the view from our front door.

It was really hot while we were there but with access to a pool and the Gulf right out our front door, it was rarely an issue.  Perhaps there was a sunburn or two, but nothing debilitating…  It turns out that one of the advantages of going somewhere really hot at the beginning of the summer is that Ohio heat doesn’t feel nearly as hot.  Two weeks later and that’s still the case.  I’m not going to spend a lot of words explaining our trip.  It was a pretty typical beach trip – lots of playing in the water, lots of soaking up the sun, some souvenir shopping and ice cream eating, some hanging out with other Beachcomber renters (including a colorful couple from Germany), and general chilling.  I spent some time reflecting and found the sky’s constant shifting comforting (I like change, even in the sky).  There were storms almost every day which made for some amazing photo opps including one of the most spectacular sunsets I’ve ever seen (there are pictures of three sunsets here, but you can tell which was the prize winner).  So the rest of this blog will just be photos.  Enjoy!

I love trees and these ones presented lots of great photo opportunities especially with the ever changing sky behind.

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1 comment

  1. Opposites attract Renee and I’m so glad you chose my son!! You’re such a beautiful person inside out. I enjoyed your blog very much and love the way you write. You are such an inspiration!! Maybe someday I’ll join you…

    Con mucho cariño ~ Lydia

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