Friday, November 27, 2009

Franny Foto Shoot

Franny was not the least bit amused by her new postal worker outfit, compliments of Rosie's mom.

Franny goes postal.

Elf Rosie was happy she finally stuffed Franny into a stocking.

Santa Franny in her stocking.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


I spent the holiday in South Florida with friends & family before heading to Q-School. We had an intimate dinner for 42 at Bobby & Patty's!

Billy carves one of two turkeys.

A Thanksgiving first ... H1N1 vaccines! Bobby made sure I didn't move while I got mine.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mirror Duck

The pond in my backyard was very still when these mallards swam by. The heavy overcast made it look like a mirror.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Surf Fishing at Dawn

We got to the beach about 45 minutes before sunrise.

It was quite chilly & the surf was cold, but we waded in anyway.

Nice hook!

A woman walking her dog on the beach approached me & said, "I just have to ask what the duck is for" ... like it wasn't obvious!?!

When John saw the Duck was there to shoot sunrise, he got out his trusty F30. He wasn't about to be upstaged by a Duck!

Then he shot me shooting the Duck.

The sun started peeking out over the low clouds on the horizon just after 7am.

Awesome sunrise!

Portuguese Man-of-War (without tentacles) were washed up on the beach.

A lot of pelicans were out looking for fish this morning. There were 24 in this group.

We caught 7 fish this morning ... whiting & bluefish ... no sharks today.

I shot a quick snap of this flower on the way out of the Cabana Club.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Picture Hanging Weekend

Sandy & Larry came for a weekend visit on their way to S FL. When Rosie was here last month, she suggested I hang a wall of my covers on the staircase. I had all of the AlphaLams made last week when I was in Orlando.

Larry & I did some serious trigonometry to hang 45 magazine covers on one wall ... all tennis pix. It looks pretty uniform, but it wasn't easy since the covers were actually 4 or 5 different sizes.

We hung 9 covers on the opposite wall on the staircase landing. These were football, basketball & golf. I think I need to dig up some more non-tennis covers!

It took 5 hours to hang the 54 covers on the stairs. We hung a total of 61 pictures in 2 days while Sandy supervised.

In the Florida room, we put 5 autographed pix next to the traffic light (Jensen brothers, John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Martina Navratilova & Andre Agassi) ...

... & 2 autographed pix under the glass block window next to the treadmill (Martina Navratilova & Chris Evert).