La Playa Paraiso

After visiting Tulum, we went to a lovely beach on the Riviera Maya called La Playa Parariso. The sand was pure white and the reef that runs for 70 miles along the coast offers gentle waves and warm waters. There was a nice little beach club offering drinks and traditional Mexican fare. I can’t wait to go back.

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beachride

Holding Court on the Beach

Holding Court on the Beach

Dos Sombreros

Dos Sombreros

Los Sombreros

I was sitting at La Playa Paraiso after a swim with my lady and looking to the sky for pelicans when I noticed this scene. A man taking a picture of his bathing beauty lady was enough to attract my attention. However, I had been observing the young man in the hat holding court under the palm tree for some time. I liked the juxtaposition of the two hats and took the picture. It wasn’t until I saw it on my 27″ display that I noticed the pat on the tush.

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Dos Sombreros

Dos Sombreros

Garden Sculpture

People visit Bok Towers in Florida to listen to the amazing carillon played by world renown muscians while strolling through the beautiful gardens. The gardens also contain a wide variety of wonderful sculptures by artists from around the world. This one caught my eye and fit perfectly in the garden landscape.

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Bok Garden Scukpture

Bok Garden Scukpture

Sago Palm

After being in Florida for a few months the excitement of seeing palm trees everywhere wears off. This is especially true in Tampa this year where they are literally putting Palm Trees everywhere due to the IIFA being held at Raymond James Stadium. They are trying to make the whole area look like Bollywood. However, I only saw this sort of palm in a couple of places. It is called a Sago Palm and I saw them at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo and this one on a walkway at Bok Towers.

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Sago Palm

Sago Palm

Life’s A Beach

Here I sit on my mountain perch in Eastern Pennsylvania waiting for the snow that destroyed Chicago yesterday and is now dumping on Pittsburgh. Most of it will head south but we will still get some more tonight. Ugh! Every day it snows I will post pictures like this. This is Ka’anapali Beach in Maui County in the State of Hawaii. All Hawaiian beaches are great but this one is special to me and also the site of our Westin condo. You can buy a print of this one and see others at my Hawaiian Gallery by clicking here.

Ka'anapai Beach

Ka’anapai Beach