French Toast and Bacon for Macro Monday

OK, this picture is makin’ me hungry, y’all!

This was the breakfast of raisin bread french toast and bacon that I had last month in Key West. The place where we stayed, The Inn at Key West, has a little cafe that serves delicious food in an elegant-but-casual al fresco spot by the lushly tropical swimming pool. They also have a Tiki Bar right by the pool, which just happens to be the largest swimming pool in all of Key West!

If you are looking for a reasonable, but upscale place to stay in Key West, I highly recommend the Inn and the Cafe for breakfast. I found this little jewel by (how else?) doing a search on the internet. I used TripAdvisor to read what other real people like me thought of the place. I able to view real photos that real people have taken. As opposed to, you know, the glossy magazine quality ones that are displayed on every single website for every single hotel, restaurant or anything else you might want to buy for that matter. The Inn at Key West got very good reviews on TripAdvisor and, as usual, I was not disappointed.

Today’s topic on the Daily Post is “Can you live without the internet?”  In a word, no.

There are too many reasons to list. Besides the fact that I use it to make all my travel plans, including hotel reservations, car rentals and decisions on which restaurants to try; I also balance my checkbook, pay my bills, order Christmas and birthday gifts, print and manage photos,  stay in touch with family, spy on my kids, read the news, watch TV shows that I missed, order books for my Kindle and post pictures of my grandchildren until you all want to throw up in your mouths. The internet has become so much a part of my life that I actually go about my day thinking of, and making notes on my “To Do” list, what I want to look up and what I want to post. I’m also constantly look for opportunities to take photos that I know I will use later for various photo memes.

While I was sitting by the pool in Key West enjoying my french toast, I suddenly grabbed my camera out of my bag and started focusing on my food. My husband is accustomed to all of this by now. He sat silently observing me, while the expensive camera lens hovered dangerously close to the sticky syrup.

Finally, with a raised eyebrow, he said, “Macro Monday?”

If you love photography, you have probably already discovered the fun of taking macro photos. I do and I have. I really want to buy a fancy macro lens, but I’ve found that using my regular lens that came with the camera, I can still get some pretty decent shots.

Um, as long as I stay out of the syrup.

I’ve been so lazy about posting (before I started the Daily Post Challenge on January 1st) that I haven’t participated in Macro Monday since November 1st! However, as my husband will attest, I have taken lots of a bazillion  macro photos, so I will be all set for several every Mondays to come.

For Macro Monday, you take a close up picture that you think is blog-worthy, post it, and link back to Macro Monday so everyone can visit everyone! That’s southeren-eese for leave each other comments, if you know what’s good for ya.

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A Crystal Ball for Macro Monday

I’m calling this a crystal ball, but in reality it’s not. It’s a cute little thing-a-ma-jig. This cute little thing-a-ma-jig hangs in my friend Debbie’s mother’s car. Her mother has a real nice convertible that we were allowed to drive around one Sunday for a “girl’s day,” in which we had a lovely lunch including cocktails and a walk along the Maryland shore visiting all the shops and sniffing candles.

I don’t know what kind of car it is, because I’m a southern female and we just don’t pay attention to stuff like that, y’all. But I do know it is a really pretty teal color and it has this cute little thing-a-ma-jig hanging around the rear-view mirror.

I also know that life doesn’t get much better than spending the day with your best friend, riding around in her mother’s convertible, taking pictures of her cute little thing-a-ma-jig for Macro Monday.

For Macro Monday, you take a close up picture that you think is blog-worthy, post it, and link back to Macro Monday so everyone can visit everyone! (That’s southeren-eese for leave each other comments, if you know what’s good for ya.)

Macro Monday Goes to the Golf Course

My husband gets a little “irked” with me, as we say down here in the South, every time we are getting ready to go play a round of golf.

First, I have to have  shoes to match my outfit. And a visor, naturally. I have to have nine thousand (or so) balls, because I have this uncanny ability to find the exact center of any body of water within shooting distance with my ball. I have to have my lipgloss in my pocket (because I’m Southern a girls gotta look good to play this game, y’all) and a magazine to read in the car on the way. I find it does absolutely nothing helps my game alot if I bone up on swing tips from Phil Nickelson in the Golf Digest before a round. A cooler with a few beers in it is another “must”, if only to ward off a deep depression and quit golf altogether to celebrate another successful round after the eighteenth hole.

And finally, I always insist on taking my camera. You never know what you might see out there! Why, a dern ole dragonfly might just decide to land on the end of your driver….

He was obviously posing  for Macro Monday.

For Macro Monday, you take a close up picture that you think is blog-worthy, post it, and link back to Macro Monday so everyone can visit everyone! (That’s southeren-eese for leave each other comments, if you know what’s good for ya.)

Baby Feet for Macro Monday

I’m just not tired of posting pictures of my new grandson, y’all. This here is his tiny little foot. Aren’t baby feet just the sweetest things ever? I could eat them, I swaunee. I talked to my daughter-in-law today, and Kole is 6 pounds now! I can’t wait to see him tomorrow!

This picture is for Macro Monday.

For Macro Monday, you take a close up picture that you think is blog-worthy, post it, and link back to Macro Monday so everyone can visit everyone! (That’s southeren-eese for leave each other comments, if you know what’s good for ya.)

An Interesting Observation for Macro Moday

I took this picture before our lantanas had quit blooming at the end of the summer. I like how the leaves are in sharp focus, yet the blurry background is really the most beautiful part of the picture. In looking at it, it occurs to me that it can be that way in life, as well. Sometimes, what is going on behind the scenes in the background, that we can niether see clearly  nor completely understand, can be the most beautiful part of our lives.

This picture is for Macro Monday.

For Macro Monday, you take a close up picture that you think is blog-worthy, post it, and link back to Macro Monday so everyone can visit everyone! (That’s southeren-eese for leave each other comments, if you know what’s good for ya.)

Five Little Fingers (Macro Monday)

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The tiny hand of my grand daughter. I wonder what mysteries her life line reveals. This picture reminds me of the words to a song. A song about another baby who was born to young parents, in poor times, without any doctors around.

“His mother smiles down as he lies sleeping in the straw.

As weather beaten shepherds stare at him in awe.

And all around the sleeping cattle nod.

Come and see the five little fingers of God.”

Macro Monday

Macro Monday

This picture is for Macro Monday.

For Macro Monday, you take a close up picture that you think is blog-worthy, post it, and link back to Macro Monday so everyone can visit everyone! (That’s southeren-eese for leave each other comments, if you know what’s good for ya.)

A Flower (Macro Monday)

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I took this shot in my front yard. This is just one of the flowers that I have growing in a bed next to the front door. I love this time of year, when things are blooming and growing. I’ve been trying to get outside a little more and enjoy the weather. I really haven’t been just whiling away all my time drinking Ginger Mojitos, y’all. Well, not as many as you might think.

Macro Monday

For Macro Monday, you take a close up picture that you think is blog-worthy, post it, and link back to Macro Monday so everyone can visit everyone! (That’s southeren-eese for leave each other comments, if you know what’s good for ya.)