Saturday, February 12, 2011

Returning home...


“Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went.” ~ John Updike

I think I know why we went to Florida this past week.  I have to admit that it was nice to get away.  While we were gone, we had the two plus feet of snow on our roof scraped so that when we returned, the snow around the house was twice as deep as when we left and had turned as hard as concrete and impossible to shovel or snow blow.  That would be no problem if we could get in or out of most of our doors but they are fairly inaccessible.  It is fortunate that we have a porch so we have access to our house through the garage and down the porch.  Otherwise, we would literally be out in the cold.

It seems that this week we are expecting a February thaw.  Sweet!  But all that snow making our house difficult to return to has made our trip a bit sweeter.  Here are a few photos that I’ve managed to work on from Florida:

It's just an empty building....

On the Seven Mile Bridge, Marathon, Florida


Perky Bat Tower, Sugerloaf Key, Florida

4 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Ooh, the packed snow now settled around the house sounds terrible! Bring out the hairdryers! Ha!

That first photo is too funny. Do you think they labeled it so no one would go in looking for stuff? :)

barbara l. hale said...

The snow is getting pretty difficult to deal with but it is going to get warm this week so I am ever hopeful that it won't be here in July. Yeah, I took that first photo in a shopping area. I am not sure if they were trying to be funny or trying to keep people out or both...probably both. I liked it.

Juan Antonio Torron Castro said...

Muy bonitas y artísticas, me gustan todas, mucho. Felicitaciones.

Saludos.

barbara l. hale said...

Muchas gracias, Juan! Me gusta su blog demasiado.