Monday, February 20, 2012

Pelican Sketch and Sun - Up and Down

I'm really enjoying my vacation, doing lots of walking the beach, working out in the gym, trying new foods and just enjoying the hubster's company. I am trying to do a quick sketch every once in awhile and I have one to share with you. It is a pelican in flight - hope you like it.

I've been capturing the sun again - sometimes in the morning.....

Sometimes in the evening.....

Moody skies.....

And the walkway to the beach....

It is another beautiful morning. I spent an hour in the gym - treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, and hanging leg lift machine. The hubster is in the gym right now and we are going to walk the beach when he is done there.

I don't know for sure what we are doing today - we laid low all weekend because the island was hopping because of the Mardi Gras parade and related festivities - and it is Presidents' Day weekend. We are really spoiled with the quietness here in the month of February. We get really possessive of the place and want everyone else to stay away. Selfish, I know, but that is how it is.

I've joined Transformation Nation with Dr. Oz, went to Weight Watchers for my official weigh in - delighted to find that with all the $2 margaritas and fried seafood I've only gained 2 pounds - I am working on losing them each weekday morning in the gym and the beach walks can't hurt either.

A couple of my internet friends are experiencing life changing things - the death of a dear mother, a mother in critical condition - my heart goes out to them and to all of you who are dealing with the sadder side of life. I feel fortunate to have my Mother doing quite well at 87 years of age.

I hope you are doing well and that you are finding time for yourself and your creativity today.



  1. beautiful photos and such beautiful work, you are so kind to think of others , its true so many bloggers are having some rough times, fortunately the blogging community is a close knit bunch and we all reach out and think of others, give help and strength where its needed.I think thats something I never knew about blogging until I became a blogger.
    I admire your healthy attitude, you will lose that two pounds in no time, wish all I had was two pounds to lose, lol!!!Youi are very lucky to have your mum with you,

  2. Sounds like a great holiday and nice to see you are sketching, the pelican is very good, wonder where he was going! Good luck with the fitness regime, I think about doing fitness and then think about it again!

  3. Beautiful photos and drawing of the pelican!
    Don't you love those days where there's nothing too heavy on your plate? Especially when they include $2 margaritas. :-) Thanks for sharing the lovely skies... xoxo

  4. What a beach and those sun sets/sunrises! Your pelican belongs on your beaches!

  5. you've really captured the feel of the pelican in flight. lovely.

    and your photographs are breathtaking! so much strength in them!

  6. Fantastic pelican and I love your moody skies:)

  7. I'm so impressed with your pelican sketch - what a fine job you did with it! And your photos are simply beautiful. I can only imagine what it must look like in person. Can't wait to see you! hugs, nancy

  8. Hi Vicki! I just dropped by to do some catching up and to thank you for your email. I'm sorry I didn't answer. Things have just been so hectic. I'm commenting on this post in particular because the reason I've been gone is that my sister's fiance just died of lung cancer, at the age of 30, and on her birthday. I hadn't met him yet, the cancer was discovered late, and a week before we were all getting together for the first time. It has taken a toll on me, seeing my sister so devastated. I think I'm back now. Though, I haven't actually posted on my site yet, just the 2nfro site.

    I'm enjoying this little catch up. I've missed everyone so much!