Friday, November 21, 2014

The Parrots have Returned

 These are the descendants of the convicts who escaped their prison in 1928 when a Hurricane hurried through Jungle Gardens. They are populating Sarasota. They are beautiful birds, even if they are destructive. Feasting at the Beiler's front yard.

 Sitting in line, three-deep for their turn at the feeder.

 They are beautiful birds.

 They love their native fruit and it doesn't take flock long to strip a tree or even just damage every Orange.

These two decided to share this Orange. They really did as both were sucking on it at the same time.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Church Bugs

 Yesterday I noticed the Tourist Mennonite Church is tented for bugs and such things. I guess bugs do get into the church.
 
 Tonight just before dark these men worked hard and furiously to get the church uncovered before dark.
 
 Team work in folding the tarps.

 Team work in bringing the ends together.

 Team work in rolling up the tarps.

 Team work in carrying the tarps.

And team work in throwing the tarps into the truck. The smaller man had to be in front to hoist that tarp, give it a mighty shove and let it fly. It shot like a bullet into the truck. These men work hard.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Siesta Key Beach Sand Sculpture

This morning Ron & Nancy Good and I went to Siesta Kay Beach to see the sand sculptures.For more information find their website. Here are some of the photos we took. The first two pictures are from Nancy's camera.

 I knew I couldn't do all the walking required, so Ron & Nancy offered to use one of their wheelchairs to take me on the beach. This one is like a lounge chair but the others were all in use and I was comfortable on this one and so we used. Ron was a careful pusher and we didn't run anybody down. People willingly gave us a bit of space. Thanks to them.


 Nancy with her camera.

 We had to go in the narrow entrance and pay our fees. They put a stamp on our hand as evidence we paid and then we were allowed to enter the fenced off place.


 There is even a cat sculptured in the Keyless' window.
 He truly looks keyless.

 Miracle of Life

 Sand Castle


 We both were shooting at each other with our cameras.







 A lot of cameras clicked today.

 Afterwards we went to SubZero for ice cream made while we waited.

And walked across the street for coffee and salad.

Next time we want to watch them while they sculpture.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Open House @ Yoder's Gift Shop

Yesterday was "Open House" at Yoder's Gift Shop. There were four tables on the porch, with lots of people coming and going. Here are some of the photos Nancy Ebersol Good took of my camera. 

 Old recycled lumber put to good use.

 Pamela Sherrod Ministries, here is her website.

 Dillon Koehn's website can be found here. His artistic skills are amazing.

 Sarah Ann and Ivan Miller from Charm Ohio browse around. 

Click on her name to take you to her website. I love clicking on it just to hear the horse's hoofs make contact with the gravel roads.
 Pamela and Nancy

 Joe is a returning costumer. A year ago he was at the Open House and bought a 2014 Pinecraft calendar and he stopped in yesterday for a new calendar. 

 Visiting with Lena Kropf from out east, well on the other side of I-75.

 Nadine & Mandy, both work at Yoder's. 


 Signing a calendar for Mandy. Growing up in Mississippi she has her southern accent and hospitality. She might loose a bit of her accent but not her hospitality.

 Joyce - her story can be found here.
Charlene Koehn and Christy. His name is Christian but is knows as Christy.


Mattie Diener from Indiana. I learned to know her a year ago, although she has been coming down for years.

Trouble makers is about all I am going to say.

Sweet Fannie Beachy, who lives just down the street from Yoder's backside.

We heard the roar of a motorcycle and here comes Mike and Ruby Sommers.

Charlene and Ruby, both are employed at Der Dutchman's.

Kelly is the main manager at the Gift Shop. I love working with her.