Tuesday, November 22, 2011

S IS FOR...

S  IS FOR...
                  ...SUN, SAND, SEA, SURF  and SORRY... Sorry, that is, for not having any up-to-date photos of our SHANGRILA  in Kauai, Hawaii.
We just arrived last night and today was not a SIGHT-SEEING or picture-taking day.  Too busy SETTLING in, SLEEPING in, (me, to recover from the long flight which doesn't agree with my fibromyalgia) and SHOPPING so we won't STARVE in the days to come.

Here is a SAMPLE
Kauai is one of the less populated and less 'touristified' of the Hawaiian Islands.  It has been our place of destination for quite a few Thanksgiving Holidays.  It is known as the Garden Isle.  I think that a really good description of its beauty is to say that it has all the lush greenness and beauty of England with temperatures at a balmy 78- 80 degrees, and mild sea breezes. 
More photos to follow, I promise.
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S is also for  Scottish girl -- one of my earlier paintings, which I don't think I've posted before.  I love her red hair and green eyes.  I can see things in this painting that I would change or add now, but then of course, I always can.  I think I never know when to stop with my paintings.


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S is also for STEEPLES.  We are doing a bit of globe hopping on this post.
This magnificent cathedral is in Ecuador, which was one of the places we visited last year.  In fact I sat quietly for about half an hour here in the cool shade and away from the busy park square, while Moth was buzzing around taking photos. (I took this one.  He wouldn't have cut off the top of the SPIRE as I have done!) It was a great people watching spot.

S is also for Scruffy -- how could I not include him?  I have to stop myself from looking at his photos all the time, because I miss him -- yes, even with all this beauty around us.  
That look is just so typical of him (see similar photo in side bar).  It is a patient, expectant look.  He sits just this way with his paws so neat and looking up at you, saying, "I'm being a very good boy.  So please will you let me go outside?"



I am sure he is blissfully snoozing, even snoring and not missing me at all, (but I'd like to think he is missing me a little bit).

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On Thursday we will be going to GAYLORDS and will see if that tortie cat is still asleep on that very same step as he has been every Thanksgiving for years. See my post for the letter K on September 27 this year for more details about this.

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This post is for ABC WEDNESDAY, Mrs. Nesbitt's SOUNDLY, SUCCESSFUL SEGMENT.  To see more SIZZLING S's please click on the link above.

19 comments:

jabblog said...

Aww, beautiful setting - peace and blessings to you. I'm sure Scruffy is wondering where you are and will greet you in true feline fashion when you deign (his word) to return home:-)

Jane and Chris said...

After my time in UK my cats were all over me...each wanting their kisses first.
Have a wonderful time!
Jane x

Dartford Warbler said...

What a beautiful place to spend your holiday Chris. Have a wonderful time and a good rest.

I hope the tortie cat is still on his step ......

Leslie: said...

Superior post - hope you have a superb time there. Thanks for your comment on my post. It's good to know others can relate.

Leslie
abcw team

anthonynorth said...

An enjoyable all-round post.

Abe Lincoln said...

I think your painting looks pretty good to me. I also liked the cat photos.

Carver said...

Wonderful post for S. I like all of your choices and I like your painting a lot.

Roger Owen Green said...

sometimes you underestimate your talent.

great array.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Meryl said...

Love the painting!

kaybee said...

...and to think I could have been there too!

Hope you have a super time and a great rest.

Your s's are Superb!

Hildred and Charles said...

Have a sensational holiday, - I love your Scottish lass.

chubskulit said...

Wow, you're in Hawaii! Nice, enjoy your getaway!

Shoes, have a happy Thanksgiving!

claude said...

You have always a lot of choices for any letter.
A bloggerfiend calls my blog "Claudedailyphoto" !!!

Shooting Parrots said...

Looks like you're having better weather than we are!

Love the Scottish girl painting. I like the way you have caught the colours in her hair.

By the way, I was wrong about the zebra's stripes!

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snafu said...

Spledid Ss. looks a nice spot, hope to see some more pictures soon.

Ann said...

the coconut trees reminds me of my parents home in Borneo.

mrsnesbitt said...

What a lovely getaway destination!

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