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Photo Challenge: Abundance February 26, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor.

Florida, the Sunshine State, offers an abundance of “S’s” . . . Shady Palms

Safe Harbors

Sand, Sun & Surf

Sunsets & Sunrises

Sustenance & Smiles

And, of course, the occasional S~N~A~K~E (eek!)

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1. faeriemagic - February 26, 2011

Beautiful …. thank you for gifting me a smile today

nrhatch - February 26, 2011

Thanks, Shannon! I hope people check out your gorgeous photo at Creating Magic!

2. duke1959 - February 26, 2011

What wonderful pictures!

nrhatch - February 26, 2011

Thanks, Duke. I just “point and shoot” . . . Mother Nature supplies the inspiration.

3. Sandra Bell Kirchman - February 26, 2011

Great pics, and creative idea going with the S’s. Isn’t this a fun challenge?

nrhatch - February 26, 2011

Thanks, Sandra Bell ~ I’ll swing by and check out your blog.

4. Cindy - February 26, 2011

That sure is abundance, hope I can visit one day 🙂

nrhatch - February 26, 2011

I hope you can too. We’ll leave the light on for you. 😉

5. oldancestor - February 26, 2011

I dig snakes, so no need to go eeking around. I’ve got it covered.

nrhatch - February 26, 2011

I’ll take the sun, sand, and surf . . . you can have the snakes. 😀

6. Pseu - February 26, 2011

Thank you! I found your link from my blog…
lovely photos

nrhatch - February 26, 2011

Thanks, Pseu. Hope everyone checks out your post of crocuses. So gorgeous.

7. Carol Ann Hoel - February 26, 2011

Oh, Nancy. You are really making me miss Florida! I do miss it. It wouldn’t surprise me if someday I ended up in Florida again. But, no hurry. I’ll enjoy this season in Texas. Blessings to you, Nancy…

nrhatch - February 26, 2011

I would miss it terribly if we moved from here. It’s the best place that I’ve ever lived . . . so far, anyway. 🙂

Hope you get back for a visit sometime soon.

8. therunninggarlic - February 26, 2011

Sounds Super! Wishing I was there instead of looking out at more snow! Enjoy your wonderful weather!
Debbie 🙂

nrhatch - February 26, 2011

Thanks, RG! It’s hard to imagine snow at the moment. It’s 83 degrees and we just got back from a short walk on the beach ~ we cut it short because I got too warm in black capris.

That made me laugh ~ too WARM in February. A new experience for sure. 🙂

9. Paula Tohline Calhoun - February 26, 2011

OK – the next to last picture: which is the totem and which is you? The cheesy grin’s the same on both! 😀

Great pics, Nancy!

nrhatch - February 26, 2011

Cheesy grin?! Well, I never! 😀

Paula Tohline Calhoun - February 26, 2011

😀 When Ashley was in college, there was a girl he knew among his group of friends who would rip someone up one side and down the other, and always end, very sincerely, with “But we love her/him!”

I don’t need to tell you I love you, do I? Aren’t I just supposed to imply it in everything I do?

BTW, all your pics lately are fabulous! I’d be jealous if I wasn’t too good a person to be!:-D BTW, what I would be equally jealous about is the HUGE increase in commenters you’ve had lately! What gives, girl friend?

nrhatch - February 26, 2011

No offense intended . . . and none taken. 😉

Make sure you bring your camera when you come down. There’s photogenic sites everywhere you look.

Hmm . . . the increased traffic has come from a number of different sources. I’ve made some new cyber friends through Sidey’s weekend theme, the WP weekly photo challenge, the postaday challenge, and through Eliz’s site (Mirth and Motivation). She does a blog hop every week and I’ve participated in that twice. Also, Running Garlic does a Munchie Monday blog hop that I’ve participated in once.

Let me know if you need any of the links.

Paula Tohline Calhoun - February 27, 2011

I’ll take any links you’ve got! Always interested in reading more and being read more! Emlyn Chand is getting me going on Twitter, but it’s just a start there so far. Don’t worry – my camera is ALWAYS with me!

nrhatch - February 27, 2011

Actually, several of my new cyberfriends commented on this piece.

Just click on their names ~ Running Garlic, Piglet in Portugal, Tilly Bud, Barb, EOF737 (Mirth & Motivation).

nrhatch - February 27, 2011

Here’s the last blog hop:


10. granny1947 - February 26, 2011

No man…I was having fun until the last one!!!

nrhatch - February 26, 2011

I hear ya, Granny. I don’t “hate” snakes, but do prefer to give them a wide berth. 😉

Paula Tohline Calhoun - February 26, 2011

Whenever I take the Pullman, I always WANT the wide berth, therefore proving what a wonderful environmentalist and friend to the animals you are.

nrhatch - February 26, 2011

A funny girl, eh?

Actually, your comment makes me want to go on an overnight train trip and get lulled to sleep as the train chugs along.

Paula Tohline Calhoun - February 27, 2011

I love riding pullmans – but there are so few opportunities these days, and way too few passenger trains for that kind of trip! Someday I’ll write the story of riding the East German version of a pullman through East Germany (back when it was a divided nation) and almost dying of thirst. When we finally got to West berlin, there was not enought water in West Germany to satisfy us. . .nut the trip there was interesting! (And exciting and fun!)

nrhatch - February 27, 2011

There are rail trips available ~ through Canada, across the Rockies, in Europe.

Adventure travel . . .

11. barb19 - February 26, 2011

I love your take on the Abundance theme – the photos are perfect and very enticing!

nrhatch - February 26, 2011

Thanks, Barb. I really have enjoyed this weeks theme and people’s varied take on it ~ including your backyard “lake.”

12. gospelwriter - February 26, 2011

Ah, Florida… someday perhaps I’ll get there, sure does look lovely and a lot warmer than what we’ve got now

nrhatch - February 26, 2011

It’s been a very pleasant “winter.” And is now warming up into a delightful spring.

We just returned from an outdoor concert ~ the Island Swing band.

13. 4minutewriter - February 27, 2011

Sun sounds so super.
-Signed, Snow Shut-In

nrhatch - February 27, 2011

Amazing alliteration . . . ask anyone. 😉

14. eof737 - February 27, 2011

I love the sun and all the wonderful things that come with the sun… We had a reprieve today and it was warm and sunny in NY. Looking for sunnier days!:-)

nrhatch - February 27, 2011

I bet you are ~ here’s hoping spring is just around the corner.

We spent more than a few winters growing up in NJ. When we moved backed to NJ in 1992, the blizzards that winter wore me out. 😦

Fortunately, all winters weren’t that bad (or as bad as this one has been).

15. Piglet in Portugal - February 27, 2011

Sounds like you def have an abundance of Ssssssssss
I am still pondering over abundance in Portugal…

nrhatch - February 27, 2011

I’m sure that you’ll find an abundance of options to consider. 🙂

16. Tilly Bud - February 27, 2011

So jealousssssssssssss!

nrhatch - February 27, 2011

Tilly’s got a lisssssssssp. 😉

My sister’s lived here for 25 years. I spent most winters wanting to trade places with her. Finally . . .

17. kateshrewsday - February 27, 2011

Fantastic, Nancy: a vicarious holiday in February. Gladdens the heart.

nrhatch - February 27, 2011

Cool! When we focus on abundant pleasures, life becomes less a chore and more a joy.

18. linda - February 27, 2011

I was ready to move until I saw the last photo!

nrhatch - February 27, 2011

Balances out the rest of it, eh? 😉

19. flyinggma - February 27, 2011

Your sweet tea should be on your list. Very refreshing while enjoying the abundance of scenic sights! Jeanne

nrhatch - February 28, 2011

Glad you enjoyed it. BFF makes it fresh daily so there is an abundance. 😀

Don’t know if you’ll recognize it from this angle, but “Safe Harbors” is the Bridge Street Pier (with Rotten Ralph’s).

20. Marge - February 28, 2011

You love Florida the way I love Colorado! I have 3 brothers that live in your sunny state and would never leave it for any amount of money! Thanks for sharing!

nrhatch - February 28, 2011

My brother lives in Colorado . . . and would never leave it!

He’s in Fort Collins and loves the proximity to the Rocky Mountains and the microbreweries! 😀

21. crazygoangirl - March 3, 2011

Fabulous pictures…my favorites are 2 and 4. What snake is that? I’m not really a snake person…and I think you’re very brave to have stood there taking a picture of that thing!

nrhatch - March 3, 2011

It’s a black racer ~ harmless, helpful, and q~u~i~c~k. I prefer slower snakes. 😉

crazygoangirl - March 4, 2011

Geez…that’s good to know 😛

22. K - March 3, 2011

I am so happy I live in Chicago — no snakes here .. no ma’am !!!!

nrhatch - March 3, 2011

I’d live with a profusion of snakes to avoid the winter winds in Chicago.

Palm trees, capris, and a warm island breeze . . . bliss for me.

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