Friday Meanderings

Good Day!

I haven’t been home much over the past few weeks.  Busy Busy Busy.  By the time I get home in the evening, all I want is a glass of wine. (or 2 or 3 or 4)

But I have been taking snaps.  With my iPhone.

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Went to the Ozello Chili Cook off and stopped at BackWater Fins for a bowl of blue crab chowder. (it it the BEST chowder ever!) Thought the license number on this boat was kinda clever!
Granddaughter Courtney is on a hockey team and skates at the same ice rink that the Women’s Olympic team trains at.
Courtney will be 16 in September!!!!!!
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Customers at Seagrass Restaurant gave the Old Homosassa Learning Center six ukuleles for the kids to take home and practice! Here are 3 of the boys being rock stars!
The weather has been SUPER! We’ve been outside at the OHLC. Basketball!
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Hula Hoops!
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Maggie was surprised to see me home. What are you doing here???
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Just a couple snaps of the view Thursday evening.

And finally some damn squirrels pics.  They suddenly set off the squirrel alarm.  (If you live with squirrels, you know what that is)  They were all pretending to be statues while the alarm sounded.  Usually it means there is an owl, hawk, or cat in the yard.  I couldn’t spot anything.

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Freeze tag!

Did find two huge squirrel nests in the trees.

squrrel nest

Their hi pitched squeals went on for awhile. Then I realized that the news was on and they had just heard about Putin’s new nuclear weapons and saw the rendering on TV of the bombs dropping on Tampa Bay.  So this was the new squirrel NUCLEAR alarm drill.  No owls, cats, or hawks.  Just practicing.

Luminary Art Walk tonight.  Shrimpapalooza on the 24th.  Old Homosassa Community Day on April 7th.

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Have a great weekend!


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Spring is busting out all over here on the Nature Coast.

This is Bridal Wreath Spirea.  (At least I think that’s what it is) I’ve never planted it because it only has flowers for a few weeks and then looks like a scraggly bush the rest of the year.  This year it’s everywhere!  Just blooming like crazy all along the roads and paths.

My white azaleas are the same way.  Never have they been so beautiful.  I’m just guessing, but maybe these bushes needed that cold snap back in December to produce such lush flowers.

Pics from the Hood

How about the Olympics?  I love the Winter version.  Any sport where the participants have to wear shiny pointy weapons on their feet and go really fast has gotta be fun to watch!  And then there’s curling.  And skiing.  Okay.  I could go on and on.

“Cocktail Hour for the Tower” was a huge success.  And a lot of fun.  Now we can turn our full attention to the 2nd Annual Old Homosassa Community Day on April 7th.  If you want a booth it’s only $20!!! What a deal!

Next event in Old Homosassa is the 18th Annual Luminary Art Walk on Friday, March 2nd.  We always try to make it to the art walk.  Lots of fun.

Okay, that’s it for me!

Have a great weekend!



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Big stuff going on the Nature Coast!

This Saturday is the last open house for this season at Three Sisters Springs.  Park at King’s Plaza and jump on the free bus to the park.   Or you can do as Terry and I do–park at the plaza directly across the street from the Three Sisters Springs driveway and walk the 1/2 mile back.  I don’t know the name of that shopping center but there is a Sherwin Williams on the one end.

Well worth the visit.  Might not be manatees there because it’s supposed to be 80 degrees!  Zowie!  Hot for February!

Manatees at the January open house.

But the really BIG event is the “Cocktail Hour for the Tower” at the Homosassa Civic Center.  This will be a huge fund raiser for the painting of the Old Homosassa Water Tower.  Put on by the Old Homosassa Heritage Council, there will be a gourmet dinner, dessert bar, music by Chuck Andrews, a Chinese raffle, and a silent auction.  We originally hoped to sell 50 tickets–the group has sold 68!  Tickets are SOLD OUT!

Yes.  That water tower will be painted this year.  And then we can move on to the museum!


And to our next big event.

The 2nd Annual Old Homosassa Community Day!

April 7th, 2018

This year the American Legion 166 is holding a pig roast.  HOMOSASSA GOES HOG WILD!  Proceeds going to their building fund.

The ukulele group will be performing on the stage.  We are called the Homosassa Ukers now.  Funny? No?  (Well we thought it was funny.) There will also be open mic–anyone can get up on stage and sing, dance, model, whatever.

Watson’s Art Gallery is putting together an Art and Farmers Market.  Only $20 a booth.

There will be a HUGE yard sale in the Homosassa Civic Center–all proceeds going to paint that tower!

Non-profit community groups will also have booths set up with info.


I’m sure I’ll be writing a lot more about that in the coming weeks.

Have a great weekend!