The angry ants go marching

fire ants, florida, gardening,

They say everyone is nicer in the south. And between the ‘bless your hearts’ and the homemade sweet tea, it’s hard to argue with them. But I’ll tell you one thing that’s not nice in the south. Fire ants. Let me set the scene for you. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. 80 degrees and […]

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Caption This

florida sunset, sarasota, winter in florida, sunset,

It’s this little game I like to play when I’m running short on time but feel badly that I haven’t talked to you in a while. I call it caption this. It’s simple really. In fact I don’t even force you to participate. I’ll do all the work for you. You’ll see.       […]

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The votes are in

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And apparently you like my random musings. According to my content poll, many of you prefer random musings and the method in which I determine my blog content (which is basically whatever pops into my head) so I’m just going to do as you say and keep on keepin on. Feel free to comment below […]

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A Christmas wish

greater swiss mountain dog, puppy, finn, swissy, gsmd, dog,

Dear Santa, This is Finnegan Murphy here. You may not have our new address because my family moved to a place where there is no snow in the wintertime. If anyone will understand my situation it’s you. I’m a Swiss MOUNTAIN dog for goodness sake. I live for snow. I like to pounce in the […]

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Thanksgiving replay

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Happy Thanksgiving week! In honor of the upcoming holiday and because I just realized that the post I was going to share with you today is nearly identical to the one I wrote exactly one year ago today, I’m re-posting it for your enjoyment. Because what is Thanksgiving than a chance to eat the exact same […]

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Sand Art

siesta key crystal classic, sand sculptures, sand castles, siesta key beach, crystal classic, florida, vacation, margaritaville

Before I begin this post I’d like to issue a disclaimer for my readers to the north. Disclaimer: this post references 80-degree weather in November but is in no way intended to be a gloat, brag or the like. I braved enough winters in the Midwest to be empathetic during this time. Please accept my […]

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A Gallery Tour

harvest moon, florida, sunrise, November

It’s Thursday and I’d hate to leave you hanging all weekend waiting for a post I probably won’t find time to write. This is assuming of course that you hold your breath each week to wait for my second post to be published. If I had to venture a guess, I’d say that level of loyalty […]

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A Perfect Fall Day

finn, greater swiss mountain dog, swissy, puppy, dog, brohard dog peach, paw park, florida, gulf coast, dog beach

Today was just about as close as you can get to a perfect fall day. And believe me I’m just as surprised as you that it happened this early in October and this close to the Gulf of Mexico. But it did. And I’m perfectly OK with that. Normally on a day like today, I […]

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Long time no talk

sunset, florida, sky, palm trees

Hey there! Where have you been? Feels like we haven’t had a one-sided conversation in forever. My bad. Truth is I’ve actually been busy. Really, truly, contributing to society again busy. That’s right the sabbatical has ended. The summer of Sarah has come to a close. But what a summer it was! Beach time, dog walks, mid-day […]

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30!

Lido Beach, St Armands, Florida, family, birthday

I’m thirty. 30 years old! Thirty! I did it. I finally passed the last milestone birthday that all of my friends passed nearly a year before me! Being the youngest of the group, I was used to being last in line for all age-related events. Last to drive at 16, last to do whatever a […]

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