Longboat Key Library

Longboat Key, Florida is a long narrow spit of sand (Duh! It's a key) off the west coast of Florida, near Sarasota.  For its size, it's not very populated and has limited things to offer visitors, like restaurants, nightlife and attractions.  I would call it "quiet, laid back and relaxing"; others might call it boring. … Continue reading Longboat Key Library

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Sand Pipers

Like a well-choreographed dance team, these sand pipers seemed to move as one.  Spacing was perfect, posture was exact, and all were leading with their right foot.  And this was without music. Were they showing off or does this come natural? Thought for the Day:  It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. … Continue reading Sand Pipers

Regensburg Stone Bridge

In the southeastern corner of Germany, where the Naab and Regen rivers flow into the Danube River, lies a well-preserved medieval town of Regensburg.  The Stone Bridge, completed in 1146, was the first bridge across the Danube, which opened major trade routes between Venice and Northern Europe.  It was recently cleaned as part of an … Continue reading Regensburg Stone Bridge

Store Front

  Interesting store front: charming, colorful and inviting, decorative door, the primitive blue seat under the window, red peppers hanging by the door, blooming red flowers in pots, bright orange thermometer, and the for-looks-only sagging blue shutter. Something about Arroyo Seco that I can't quite put my finger on ... well, Taos and the entire general area … Continue reading Store Front