Wordless Wednesday #22 ~ Backyard Birds

Osprey flying overhead looking for his next meal in our pond Eastern Phoebe on our fence Fluffy male Eastern Bluebird on a crepe myrtle tree in our yard Great Blue Heron walking by in our pond Palm Warbler in crepe myrtle tree in our yard Mallard and his reflection in our pond Cute little Yellow-Rumped … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #22 ~ Backyard Birds

Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Wordless Wednesday #21

~Fall colors in Florida~ I know it’s Wordless Wednesday … but I just wanted to wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! 🧡 “Gratitude turns what we have into enough …”

Wordless Wednesday #20 ~ Birds on the Beach

Reddish Egret Wood Stork Brown Pelican Snowy Egret Royal Tern Black Skimmer Semipalmated Plover Sanderling Photos taken by me at Matanzas Inlet, St. Augustine, Florida (October 2022)

Wordless Wednesday #19 ~ Sunset Silhouette

Spanish moss “sizzling on the sun” “Make sure to capture the sun before it’s gone.” Sunset mood Photos taken on Halloween Eve 10/30/22 down by the St Johns River, St. Augustine, Florida.

Wordless Wednesday #18: A morning at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

A “bowl” of Roseate Spoonbills Alligator walking underneath the boardwalk Anhinga taking a morning nap A surprise visitor! Female Belted-kingfisher Tricolored Heron with reflection Ring-tailed Lemur ~ “look into my eyes” Roseate Spoonbill coming in for a landing Alligator swimming in the “swamp” Great Blue Heron with a good view Another shot of the sweet … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #18: A morning at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

A closer look at Castle Otttis ~ Wordless Wednesday #16 (with a few words)

~Castle Otttis, St. Augustine, Florida~ ~A hidden gem~ ~Christian symbolism throughout the castle~ Modeled after a castle in Ireland and inspired by a dream ~Like an Irish Abbey~ ~Tours are available by appointment only~ The owner, Rusty, shares many stories about how the castle came to be and so much more! “…all the grace of … Continue reading A closer look at Castle Otttis ~ Wordless Wednesday #16 (with a few words)

Wordless Wednesday #15 ~ October 12, 2022

“Sky above, sand below, peace within.” ~Unknown Sunset at Porpoise Point, Vilano Beach Photos taken 10/6/22 in St. Augustine, Florida

“Welcome October” ~Wordless Wednesday #14

Sunset sky down by the river, the last night of September ... welcome October! I loved how the sun looked like a sunburst 🌅 . . . And all the little sunbursts glowing along the water from the rays of the sun It was such a beautiful evening after Hurricane Ian had left Florida . … Continue reading “Welcome October” ~Wordless Wednesday #14

Wordless Wednesday #13 ~ September 28, 2022

“You cannot defeat darkness by running from it, nor can you conquer your inner demons by hiding them from the world. In order to defeat the darkness, you must bring it into the light.” ~Seth Adam Smith Beautiful swallowtail butterfly, at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, Palm Coast, Florida, last week. Note: As I post … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #13 ~ September 28, 2022

Wordless Wednesday #11 ~ Let the Sea, Set you Free . . .

"Sometimes the strength within you is not a big fiery flame for all to see; it is just a tiny spark that whispers ever so softly 'You got this, keep going.'" Author Unknown Sometimes we stumble ... Sometimes we feel like giving up ... Sometimes we just need motivation ... But if we see the … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #11 ~ Let the Sea, Set you Free . . .

Wordless Wednesday #10 ~ St. Augustine Sunrise

~Take life one step at a time.~ “A day at the beach begins with a sunrise and ends with a smile.” 😊 Photos taken Labor Day morning in St. Augustine, Florida. To see more photos, visit my new website! ~Kristina

Wordless Wednesday #7 ~ August 17, 2022

“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.” ~Henry Ward Beecher The best for last … well, at least my favorite:) Photos taken last month at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida. Lilies always seem to capture my 👁 … how about you? Until next time, … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #7 ~ August 17, 2022

“The Most Magnificent Creature”

“The most magnificent creature in the entire world, the tiger is.” ~ Jack Hanna The tiger has always been one of my favorite wild animals and I love seeing them when I visit the zoo. Most of the time when I visit the zoo, they are either in a spot that is hard to view … Continue reading “The Most Magnificent Creature”

Wordless Wednesday #1 ~ July 6, 2022

~Sunday evening blessing~ “The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Photo taken by me in Fruit Cove, Florida down by the St Johns River … one of my fave spots to watch sunsets. Have a wonderful day! ☀️

A Mother’s love is whole …

“A mother’s love is whole no matter how many times divided …” I write this blog post today in honor of my youngest son’s 18th Birthday! It’s hard to believe he’s grown into adulthood, time sure flew by! … In this blog post I will share photos of two baby Great Egret siblings and their … Continue reading A Mother’s love is whole …

Flowers are like friends …

(Rosa hybrida) Tea Rose, miniature rose {Opening Notes: For the past couple of years, I haven’t posted a blog (other than an update on one). My focus shifted more towards dabbling with my photography hobby. I very much consider myself a photo enthusiast but I am wanting to do more. So here I am, typing … Continue reading Flowers are like friends …

100 things to do in St. Augustine (and surrounding areas)

{NOTE: My original blog post from June 21, 2019 was somehow deleted, this is a slightly updated version of my original blog post. I hope to add more ideas and photos to it soon!} Did you know that St. Augustine is the oldest city in America? That's right ... St. Augustine was founded 42 years … Continue reading 100 things to do in St. Augustine (and surrounding areas)

DIY: Clothespin Wreath

When I am planning for my next craft, one thing I like to do is to see what I already have on hand, or what I can reuse, or what I can spruce up before heading out to the Craft store to spend more money. Finding everyday items and using them in a new way … Continue reading DIY: Clothespin Wreath

Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, something for everyone

A beautiful escape to nature right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Jacksonville life, that is how I would describe the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens. It is one of my favorite places to go for a walk, explore, look for birds, and take photos. If you live in Jacksonville or the surrounding areas, … Continue reading Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, something for everyone

DIY Valentine Decor (for your home)

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and love is in the air! If you are looking for some cute DIY projects to decorate your home, look no further! I have some fairly simple projects to share with you that I have completed all within the last week! I love how they turned out and how cute … Continue reading DIY Valentine Decor (for your home)

My Best Photos of 2019

One of my favorite "hobbies" is photography. I consider myself somewhat of a Photo Enthusiast. I love to take photos and I think I have a good eye for taking photos. I am not a professional, but I wouldn't consider myself a novice either. More recently, I have actually been learning how to use my … Continue reading My Best Photos of 2019

8 Christmas Crafts You Can Make for Your Home

When do you start decorating for Christmas? If you are like many people, you start during Thanksgiving break or maybe even mid-November (some of us have an itch to start early because we LOVE Christmas!) Christmas is my favorite holiday to celebrate! So every year, I like to make new decorations for my home and … Continue reading 8 Christmas Crafts You Can Make for Your Home

DIY Glittered Glass Snowman

Fall is in the air and Halloween is on the horizon ... which means it is time to get busy making Christmas and Winter decor! I like to have a couple of months to work on projects to decorate my home for the holidays as well as make decor to give as gifts. One of … Continue reading DIY Glittered Glass Snowman

8 Fall Decor Crafts to Make for Your Home

Fall is in the air! Do you like decorating your home for fall? It is one of my favorite seasons! Even though we don't see as much color change in Florida and the weather takes a long while to cool down; I still love all the pumpkins, hay, scarecrows, and other fall decor items! In this … Continue reading 8 Fall Decor Crafts to Make for Your Home

DIY: Lighted Wine Bottles

As a crafter, I am always looking for ways to reuse items and make something purposeful out of them as well as something beautiful! Wine bottles are a great item to reuse and repurpose. They are made out of thick glass, sometimes beautiful shades of blue or amber, and lend themselves nicely to be used … Continue reading DIY: Lighted Wine Bottles