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My Morning Ride

morning view It seems that many people view my living in South Florida as all beach, sand and palm trees.  Sipping frozen daiquiris and mojitos!  Okay, well I do love all that and Ft. Lauderdale is just minutes east of me and Miami is just a drive south.  And that is how I like it, a drive away when I want that type of getaway and fun, but where I live is more like me.

I love nature, calmness and peace.  A friend who recently walked into my new townhome, stated, ‘this is so Linda!”  Wide open views of the lake in my backyard; no windows in this home, just huge sliding window doors in every room!   So this morning as I took my bike ride, thankful for this time that I’m currently unemployed and able to do so, I thought I’d stop and take a few pics to share with you!

my pathThis is my starting path, that winds along the canal behind my comunity.  Note…no palms trees here!  There are ducks swimming and sunning themselves along the way.  Sometimes they are right in the way and so comfortable with people that they barely attempt to waddle away.  It’s very quiet along this path, rarely do I ever see another biker or person walking along.

my horses

Very early on, I’ll hear the roosters crowing.  The horses have been let out of their barns for my viewing pleasure.

my cows

And the cows are grazing outdoors.  I think this one is wondering why I’ve stopped and is coming to check me out!  There are also camels at one of the farms, baby lambs and lots of little piggies!  The camels were too far away for my iPhone to capture so I’ll have to share those at another time.

Trick and TreatBack home, little Bella and Biagio are ready for Halloween and wishing you all a safe, fun and Happy Halloween!

 

 

 

 

I love being in the kitchen. Early mornings, soft music, a hot espresso. Easing into the preparation of delicious meals. Glancing through cookbooks, gathering inspiration and planning my day. I look forward to the cycles of the seasons, the pleasures of tasting and savoring and sharing this with those dear to me. Weekends are special to me as my week days are often rushed, but still I create the ambiance, light the candles, set the table and uncork the wine.

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