Friday, March 26, 2010

Photo Friday Noteworthy!

Vienna Hot Dog Stand, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

I participate in the Photo Friday Challenge just about every week.
Last week's theme was "Nightlife" and this photo was given the
"Photo Friday Noteworthy Award"
You can see the other winners here:
Thank you for all who voted!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

grandma Mets

grandma Mets, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

We went to a spring-training game while in Florida, called the "Grapefruit League" I'm told. The Mets played the Cardinals, and the Cardinals won. (You're surprised?)

It was a nice day in a small stadium, the Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter. There were quite a few Mets fans to keep us company!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Juno Beach, Florida Surfer

Juno Beach, Florida Surfer, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Juno Beach Surfer

juno surfer 1, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

This is Juno Beach, Florida.
Today's wind made for a terrific surfing day.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Street Parade, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

St. Patrick's Day Parade on Long Island

HAPPY St. Patrick's Day!

HAPPY St. Patrick's Day!, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Just a little decoration to celebrate the day. Here on Long Island, it's a pretty big event with parades and lots of corned beef and cabbage. Oh, and don't forget the soda-bread and beer!

The parades are huge in most towns and can last for hours, with every group and organization represented. You can see bagpipes, and fire trucks and marching bands from every Long Island neighborhood all in the same parade!

Here in Palm Beach County, Florida, there is one very small (very small!) parade which lasts about 15 minutes. My first reaction was, "That's it?"

A few restaurants serve corned beef and cabbage. One place has the early bird special and seniors get another $1 off! A great deal but where's the green beer and party?


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Jupiter Beach Park

Jupiter Beach Park, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Brown Pelican, Florida

pelican wings, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

It is so wonderful to walk on a beach on a warm day and observe the wildlife!
I hear that it's warming up in New York also. Spring isn't far behind!

Kennedy Space Center

moon rockets
Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Monday, March 08, 2010

Brown Pelican, Florida

Brown Pelican, Florida, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

The weather is warming up and this pelican was just resting in the sand with the terns. It's been cool and windy here the last few days.
I hear that it's going to warm up both on Long Island and here in Florida.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Apollo Saturn V Center

Apollo Saturn V Center, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Kennedy Space Center
This is my first time here at the Space Center and it was very educational and inspiring. The size of these rockets is amazing. It's hard to believe they can be taken into outer-space.
I recommend that you try to see this on your next visit to Florida.

Note: I don't have Photoshop here on my laptop, but Picasa is working just fine enough. I even signed my name. ::wink::

Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Carlin Park, Jupiter, Florida

I came down to Florida to get away from a cold and snowy Long Island.
The weather here in Florida is like April in NY, cool and pleasant.
I took a walk on the beach in sunshine and life guards were ready!
The beach was open for business but the water is still only 73°!