Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Beauty I'm Seeing Here

Sending a big thank you out to everyone for your comforting words during this difficult time. 
 Russell and I appreciate your kindness. 

It's so sad that my first trip to Florida had to be under these circumstances.  But,  I still managed to find a bit of comfort with my camera and surroundings.

Here is a peek at some of the beauty I've been seeing around this place while spending time with my family.







Temperatures in the 70's with cool breezes.


Tropical flowers. 


My new friend...I think he has "cute toes," don't you? :-)
(I've never seen a frog in Las Vegas, so I guess I'm easily amused)


...falling asleep to an evening rain shower last night... 



These little guys are everywhere...I think they're cute too. 
I'm not sure of their correct name...I just like to call them "garden geckos." 









  
Love the old Florida style home with the louvre type windows.


I think it's so healing for the heart and soul to be able to find beauty even in the sad times.



It'll be good to get home on Thursday, although I'm not looking forward to the long flight home.
I'm a bit of a nervous flyer, so I'll be hoping for a smooth one. :-)

Sending love your way,

Becca
















16 comments:

Pamela said...

Hi Becca!
I am so sorry to hear about Russ's dad.

I love that Florida home too..a real classic!

Becca how did you put the music playlist on your blog? I for the life of me cannot figure it out!

Hope your flight home goes well!
Pamela xo

Catherine said...

How wonderful that you are finding beauty to help comfort you during this time. You are seeing some lovely flowers and cute little creatures. Good luck on your flight home. You know I don't like flying so I feel your anxiety!
xo Catherine

Gillian Olson said...

These are beautiful images, thank you. Hope your flight home is smooth as silk.

Lynn said...

Such beauty warms the heart in difficult times and any times really.

Linda R said...

Such beautiful shots. So many pretty flowers. And just look at that green grass. Boy do I miss that. That little gecko reminds me of Zion!

Take care my friend. My prayers are with You and Russell!

Hugs, Linda

Torunn said...

So exotic and beautiful Becca! Lovely pictures with pretty colors and atmosphere.

Diane said...

I'm so sorry about your father-in-law Becca. I'm hoping that your family can support each other during this time and celebrate his life. What a beautiful place this is and your photos are stunning.

Lesley Edmonds said...

Hi Becca,
I was so sorry to read of the loss to your family of such a very talented man. Thinking of you.
And it is so like you to see the beauty around you even in the sadness of the ocassion. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos.
Have a safe flight home.
x

TexWisGirl said...

enjoyed every one of these shots. thanks for sharing a bit of beauty and peace, even in your sorrow. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am so sorry about you father in law's passing. I'm keeping your family in my prayers. You saw some beauty and got some wonderful photos. Big hugs, my friend! ♥♥♥

Caterina Giglio said...

so sorry to hear of your loss, Becca, and yes it is so healing to find beauty even in loss and grief... sending you hugs... xxx

Judy S. said...

Safe travels home, Becca. Thinking of you both.

Tracy said...

Isn't is comforting how beauty lifts the heart in times of sadness? I hope this heart-healing time in FL has been good for your, Russell and your family, Becca. And wishing you a safe journey home. LOVE seeing all these lovelies from FL. I've not been to FL since I was 13 and had family living there. Thinking of you & yours... ((LOVE & HUGS))

God's Little People said...

Dear Becca
I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. I hope by the time your read this that you will have had a safe trip home. I think that at a time of grief we see things around us with a greater depth and intensity - I find that very evident in your photos. They're very intense and beautiful.
I hope you don't find this question insentive, but I have an interest in astrology from the standpoint of facial features and wondered if your father in law was a pisces? I'm asking from seeing his amazing self portrait. What a kind face.
Sending you strength and warmest wishes,
from Joan

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Beautiful photos to sooth a sorrowful heart........x

Lisa Graham Art said...

Hi Becca, I hope that you and your husband are settling in at home and getting some rest as you take in all that's happened. Your photos are beautiful...and yes I think it's healing too to find beauty in sad times.

Huge hug!