Save My Sunshine »

untitled-0644coStarting off right, outside, with family and camera in hand. My goals are simple yet seem to challenge me. Get outside, slow down, take photos… just be. I’m happiest when I do these things and I know this… so why is it so difficult to make these things a priority? It’s a rhetorical question really, I know the answers. No need to go into deep thought here… we all know the answers. This year, my goals will be the same with a slight twist. Keep working on the inside, the “just be” part, meditate, be in nature, be creative and the rest (the outside) will fall into place.

I had a great day yesterday, we drove through the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Black Point Wildlife Drive, explored, took photos, we walked, talked and laughed at the unsuspecting wildlife (our daughter). Enjoyed an incredible lunch at Dixie Crossroads, then headed over to Playlinda Brewing Company for wine and brews and more conversations and laughs! On the way home we stopped and visited with our daughter, boyfriend and grand dog, Taco and grand tortoise, Mr. Narwhal, yes, our grand tortoise. Then we rounded out the night with a rock’in dinner at Rock and Brews before heading home! It was a full and fun filled day with family, Rich & I, our daughter, my brother in-law and sister in-law.

Below are photos from the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge:

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks” – John Muir

Happy 2016!

With love,



I need to change that! I’ll start slowly again with the August Break from Susannah Conway.

It’s really a break from blogging and it’s all about the photos. Which is really were I like to play anyway. Here are suggested photo prompts for following or not. Anything goes. Susannah Conway also has a flickr group and a FB group for posting and meeting others. More information on her website linked above.


Today’s prompt is “smooth”… let’s see what I can come up with to photograph.

Happy August!

This weekend was our annual trip to West Palm Beach, Florida… specifically Singer Island, to submerge ourselves in music, dancing and laughter with friends. It was the Dave Matthew’s Band Summer Tour concert. Another DMB weekend in the books! It did not disappoint even with the rain clouds, really it wouldn’t be a DMB concert without the rain. This year Mr. Road King and I left our covered pavilion seats and trekked out to the muddy pastural hill to hang with friends. The energy out on that muddy hill was infectious. We were dancing, singing, laughing and absorbing the music and amazing energy. Thank you Dave Matthew’s Band for bringing us together, building a community and gracing us with your incredible talent.

We had a surprisingly early start this morning to head back to Orlando. After a stop an Alchemist Gastropub and Bar, which is quickly becoming my new favorite.Their food is SUPERB! We left West Palm Beach heading home. On the way, we decided to take a detour and check out a Wildlife Refuge in Vero Beach. Pelican Island is America’s oldest National Wildlife Refuge established in 1903. We enjoyed a walk to the Pelican NWR observation area and took pictures along the way. We knew in the heat of the day there wouldn’t be too many animal sightings if any, but there is always something to photograph. The island itself is small and requires a boat to get there. Pick up a camera, go exploring you may be surprised at everything you see. Below are a few of my favorites from the wildlife refuge.

“The earth has music for those who listen.”
– George Santayana

Have fun always,

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