Photo Essay: Florida Keys part 4 – Flora and Fauna

Aside from the chickens, which are fun in their own right, the Florida Keys and Key West are home to a variety of unique animals, beautiful flowering plants, and the soaring palm tree, which always adds a tropical touch.               More Keys, please … Photo Essay: Florida Keys part […]

Photo Essay: Florida Keys part 1 – Key West

I could spend a week (at least) in Key West just taking pictures … palm trees, chickens, famous bars, unique restaurants, street signs, sunsets … oh, the sunsets … Anyway, you probably get the idea. I gathered a few of my favorite photos into a couple of photo essay posts. Maybe they’ll inspire you to […]

Trop-Rockin’ with Balmy Palms

You don’t have to read very many of my posts to figure out what an island girl I am.  I mean, really, I named my blog “Somewhere in the Sand.”  How much more of a clue do you need? Give me a swaying hammock, a shady palm tree and some nice, soft sand beneath my […]

Far-Out and Fab on Florida’s Gulf Coast – Frenchy’s Oasis Motel

Groovy, cool, neat-o and any other ‘60s saying you might surmise aptly describe the space that makes up Frenchy’s Oasis Motel.  A classic motor lodge with a courtyard-style pool and back “yard” marina, Frenchy’s is located just a walk away from Clearwater Beach.  Backing up to Tampa Bay, views of buildings, boats, birds and my […]

Penguins, Palm Trees, and Other Sandy Things

If you’re wondering how the name Somewhere in the Sand came about, here’s the scoop…. I have somewhat of a love (okay, obsession) for sand. I collect the stuff (yes, on purpose, and not just in uncomfortable, inappropriate places). My bathroom is a veritable chemistry lab, except, instead of beakers full of strangely colored liquids, […]

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