Friday, October 14, 2005

Ahhh ... a night to my self!

    Due to a scheduling error on my part, I'm spending the evening home alone. (Poor me, right?) Ummm ... No!

     I had plans to go with my Dad to Art and Jazz on the Ave tonight in Delray. It's been so much fun having him around for the past 4 or 5 weeks, he likes getting out and about to do things almost as much as I do, if not more.  

  

     All week long, I've been hearing them talk on the radio about this local street fest on Friday night. I remember asking myself more than once, why they would move it to a Friday night when for long as I can remember, it's always been on a Thursday.

     Bottom line is, we made plans to go tonight to an event that actually took place last night. We considered going anyway, maybe stopping to have Ceviche with Prince William, but we decided to take the night off instead.

  

     No Dad, no Joey, no Mandy,Theresa or Chris. I'm staying home hoping to get this entry posted, work on the lighthouse I'm sketching to paint in art class and hopefully even have time to pick up the acoustic guitar I bought several weeks ago.

     I don't have time to take lessons right now, but I have picked the guitar up enough times in the past few weeks to teach myself some scales and to pick out a few of those silly songs we all know (by note, not chord). Sounds a little like a kid pecking on the piano with one finger right now but, maybe this winter I'll have a little more time on my hands. For tonight it's Yankee Doodle, Twinkle Twinkle, When the Saints go marching in and me :-)

     I've also got a ton of photos that need to be edited and about 300 newjournal entry alerts calling my name, but first a loooong hot bubble bath and as soon as that water even thinks about cooling off, I plan to heat it right back up again. Awww ... poor me!      

  

     The photos in this entry, are some I took last week when I went with my Sister and my Dad to the International Orchid Society's Garden in Delray.

     BTW ... I'm picking two entries about depression, written by two of my favorite writers for my J-link du jour choice today. Bob's entry is called "Don't let depression win" and V's entry is a poem called "I know you". Hoping they both stop by to look at these flowers, it's not east to feel sad when looking at such beauty. 

                                           

21 comments:

luvmort said...

I kind of noticed the lack of comments from my Coy. Now I know.

suzypwr said...

Beautiful pictures! Enjoy your time by yourself :)
xoxo

deabvt said...

Coy, it`s so comforting & restful stopping here; lovely flowers.
Thanks for linking my poem. I`m going over to see your friend Bob.
{{{ Hugs }}}
V

mariebm56 said...

Beautiful presentation of Orchids!
Each one framed to enhance the flower.
Lovely~
Marie
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nhd106 said...

Coy...great pix!   Gotta love flowers...   Nancy

ckays1967 said...

lovely flowers....thank you for the sniffs....

astaryth said...

Beautiful pics... and very nicely displayed! Enjoy your evening to yourself!!
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psychfun said...

Very pretty. I like the light pink one & what is the last one?

ryanagi said...

Bottom row on the left...I used to have a potted one of those. They bloomed a couple times a year and lasted for like 8 years before they finally expired while we were on vacation one time. I love orchids.

indigosunmoon said...

The photos are awesome Coy!
Hope you enjoy your night to
yourself!
Lovish!
Connie

jeanno43 said...

The photos are amazing.  Good luck with the guitar, is that you I can hear strumming from here?  I hope you enjoyed your soak and your evening alone.

sunflowerkat321 said...

I hope you really enjoyed your time alone.  We all need the opportunity to just commune with ourselves....no matter how much we love and enjoy the people around us.

The pictures are beautiful.  Looking forward to more!!!

:)

ally123130585918 said...

Your pictures are absolutely lovley - such beautiful flowers.......Nice to have an evening on your own to think your own thoughts...and do just what you want to.....Ally

sasonalmah said...

Hey, I started picking those little songs several years ago!  Now I play at several places regularly and I never took a lesson!  There is a book called K.I.S.S (Keep it simple) Guitar that you can have a blast learning with!  Love the pictures as well!

Tracy

kkasey47 said...

Beautiful pictures..I am working o getting beter...slowly...thanks for the intro to the 2 new journals I will check them out..................Kasey

theresarrt7 said...

Those flowers!!!!  

freeepeace said...

Yay - a night to yourself.  Your creativity longs for it.  And we get to reap the benefits!

These photos are beautiful.  Fun to read you're playing the guitar.  Good for you.  It's so fun to learn a new instrument on your own isn't it?  Let me know if you want some ideas.  So far, you can "peck" more than me.  I don't know where to begin playing Twinkle Twinkle.  I started with chords.  Working my way backwards. [only, 25 years later, I still can't play scales.  I'm a little slow in getting to it.]

Have you posted a picture of your new acoustic?  Did I miss it?  If not, let's see it.

cneinhorn said...

enjoy your night off!  Nice to see an entry, have fun photo editing and I'll be checking out those links.  

acyrlicstains said...

Very colorful, clear photos.  I am intrigued with the flowers!~
Renee' @

thisismis72 said...

beautiful flowers, here in Indiana we don't have anything like that..................  thanks for sharing them.
Melissa

mkolasa101 said...

Love those Orchids - beautiful photographs.

Marlene-PurelyPoetry

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