Monday, August 11, 2014

Rest Assured

The Keys.

The Florida Keys.

Where the trees grow tall...

and the iguanas grow large.

Where fishing is a way of life.

It's the protected space where dolphins leap...

and laugh...

and clap...

and kiss.

That long dreamy stretch of America the beautiful where key lime pie is what's for dinner and deep fried is delicious.

Where lobster season opens on a Wednesday in August, and your hubs motors off for an afternoon dive hollering back that he'll catch dinner...

...and he does.

It's that good morning world where your coffee is sipped on a palm leafed patio...

...and evening air is inhaled under a lavender sky.

Its the unassuming mom and pop hotel on the side of the road...

...with her hidden gem of a restaurant out back that makes you pledge your anniversary will last all year.

It's the tranquility of a sunset sky that you put in your pocket for safekeeping, a memory you'll take out and examine on a day not yet born... where the white hard cold of winter comes knocking loudly at your front door.

"Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air." Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. Obviously, you had a wonderful, wonderful getaway to the Keys. And seeing your pictures has really set me to pining for a return to the Keys.

  2. Great sunset photos! It looks like it was all about relaxing :-)

  3. Glad you had a wonderful time!!!!!
    Looks like paradise!

  4. Great pictures! Looks like y'all had so much fun celebrating your anniversary!

  5. Wow... If I didn't want to go to the Keys before, now I want to twice as much! I am glad you guys had a wonderful trip!

  6. How gorgeous! I've never been to the Keys, but I can tell I really need to go. Looks like your hubby really provided a wonderful meal for you. Swimming with the dolphins looked like fun.

  7. Loved seeing all of your pics, Joyce! So happy to see that you and your hubby had an unforgettable time together for your anniversary! So happy you shared it with all of us!

  8. This post could almost be an advertisement for The Keys :) It sure made me want to go! I'm so glad y'all had a good time.

  9. It looks like you had a wonderful time!! A much different experience from ours 20 years ago! Glad you enjoyed our beautiful State!!

  10. Your Key Lime Pie looks different than the ones we've had! Looks wonderful! All of your pictures made me sigh...can't wait to get back there!

  11. Every little thing about this looks just wonderful! Such a great place to visit I can fact you have made me want to put this on our "to be greatly considered" list. Glad you had a wonderful time!

  12. I seriously NEED some deep fried key lime pie and some fresh picked lobster!!!

  13. Looks so glad you got to get away and rest! I heard about the fried key lime pie and would love to try it someday. Your time with the dolphins looks like fun and what a lovely lavender sky!