Panama City Beach, Florida (January 26, 2016)

Well, my time here is nearing an end and in a few days I will be back in the snow belt. That’s the bad news … the good news is that I miss my downhill skiing and I am looking forward to that when I return.

Yesterday here at Panama City Beach was for the most part overcast so I took my camera and walked along the beach for several hours, just snapping photos of anything that interested me. One thing that I found really neat was the beach pigeons in that when I stopped, they would start crowding around me, and for a while they followed me along the beach. Maybe beach bums looking for handouts? Not sure, but they were sweet. The way they strutted along the beach, the only thing they were missing were beach umbrellas under their wings.

Panama City Beach, Florida (Jan 1 to 7, 2016)

Some photos walking along parts of the 28 mile long soft, white sandy beach of Panama City Beach, Florida … my current vacation spot … enjoy.


Memories of Easy Living

This week’s photos are brought to you by the letter “E” for “Easy Living”. (Weekly Photo – Week #05, January 29, 2014)

We are now a few days before the month of “Farch” (February/March) and it appears, at least for a few days, that we will be coming out of the deep freeze across Canada. (It’s all relative, eh? Coming out of the deep freeze means it is still below freezing, but at least not 30 degrees Centigrade below zero!)

As much as I enjoy winter and downhill skiing, my thoughts are starting to focus more and more on the spring and summer months. Not helping this thought process is the fact that every time I go to my car in the garage I can see my motorbike under its cover, patiently waiting to get back out on the roads.

I have photos of beautiful winter scenes and adventures, but given my strong, current focus on spring and summer, why not remember some warm memories from the past.

Without further verbiage, here are some of my images that I am calling “Easy Living”.

"The Sound of a Summer Stream" (Chazy River, Altona, New York)

“The Sound of a Summer Stream” (Chazy River, Altona, New York)
This photo is a scan of a 35mm film image and it goes way back in my lifetime. It is a favourite of mine and when I think of or view this photo I can hear the song “Summertime” from the Porgy and Bess opera playing in my head. I have some very wonderful summer memories of my times near the Chazy River.

Were you aware that you should be extra cautious of making a major life decision during the months of February and March, or Farch? I remember reading somewhere that in the northern climes we tend to be down during these months, and that major decisions may well reflect this “down” feeling rather than reality. Not sure if this is true or not, but it makes sense. Of course, if you are like me, you can find a similar excuse to procrastinate making a decision for any month of the year.