Here in Sarasota, Florida

We are at our favorite winter escape, Sarasota, Florida! It’s a beautiful city, right along the bay.Sarasota

One thing I like about it are all the art sculptures around the city. Aren’t these children adorable?Children playing sculpture

Sarasota is a circus town that was started by John Ringling. Even in the park you’ll see wannabe circus performers.Wannabe Circus Performer

There is an abundance of birds around Sarasota. Here is an anhinga drying his wings and doing some birdie maintenance. anhinga

I saw this pileated woodpecker right above our camper in the tree.Pileated Woodpecker

We ventured to the Siesta Key beach and saw the Drum Circle. Every Sunday night, folks gather to drum the sun until it sets.Drum circle

I loved that this beautiful woman danced with her scarves even though she wasn’t as thin as all the rest. Good for her!Scarf Dancer

Here is a video that I took of the drumming.

People often ask what I do down here while Matt is working. Well, we are just living down here instead of back at our house! I do the usual, grocery shopping, cooking..lots of cooking, dishes, laundry, cleaning. Plus, I ride my bike all over the place and do yoga. And as normal, I have several craft and art projects going. I’ve loved doing Bible Art lately. Being afraid that they would take up too much room, I made the mistake of not bringing my rug hooking supplies with me. My handmade rug DOES look amazing in the camper and it makes me smile. Happy Campers Rug in the camper

Instead of rug hooking, I tried locker hooking. It was fun, but I finished the kit and don’t have any more to make.Locker Hooking

I’ve also been working on punch needle, which is new to me. It seems that a lot of rug hookers do punch needle too. So far, I don’t like it as well as rug hooking though I do have a way to go.Punchneedle

Here is the kit I’m working on. This is the back side.Back side of punchneedle

Of course, I’m always working on jewelry. I’ve been traveling a lot in the last few years, so I wanted to make a compass rose pendant. I thought it needed some crystals. compass rose pendant

Oh, and we did see the sunset during the drumming. Such beauty! Someone celebrated by letting off a luminary sky lantern.DSC_0761 3This little girl was so cute to watch as she held her skirt above the water.DSC_0725 4My sweetie and me enjoying the sunset.Enjoying the sunset

 

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7 thoughts on “Here in Sarasota, Florida

  1. I too love birding. I’ve only seen a few pileated woodpeckers…I’m glad to see you captured one in pic’s. I really love how you travel with matt. Enjoyed the drumming video…especially the hula hoops.

    • It HAS been chilly here. There has only been one day that was warm enough to spend at the pool. I brought a lot of tank tops and shorts and instead I am wearing jeans and 3/4 length sleeves. Still having a wonderful time though. I do miss all you up there!

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