Valentine weekend

Hello Sunshine…..at last it has realised that it has not visited us for a while, and here it is just in time for holiday weekend,,,,,,and we have visitors, somehow you feel personally responsible for the weather when they expect there always to be sunshine here and it decides to take a break!!!!!

What a fabulous week it has been….I mentioned the tile mural last week which is going to be placed in the children’s area at St Andrew’s Church, well it is looking very goodnow and is taking shape at a good pace.image 3The lovely thing about these projects is that you get to work with people you had only passed the time of day with previously, image 6and suddenly you have time to chat as you paint and you discover all manner of interesting things about them. You also discover that there are some very talented people around and even more amazing these people discover talents they never thought they had as they arrive to paint a border or flat colour and then become very brave and paint a shape, and the shape becomes a leaf, and the leaf becomes a tree and then they want to paint a flower or an animal and another artist is born! if you feel like taking part and coming to paint, there is someone there every morning, it would be lovely to see you!

We visited the new manatee lagoon and museum on North Flagler in the old Florida Power and Light building, it is very interesting and they have done a great job.I do not think they estimated the interest that would be shown in this new venture as the car park was full to overflowing and we parked outside.image 9 There is a huge amount of information about manatees and lots of interactive displays which are fun and the the four lagoons containing the manatees, we were in Zone A which at the time we were visiting held 231 manatees! They are huge, I hadn’t realised just huge and they look so cute when their nose pops out of the water when they come up for air.There were lots of babies around swimming very close to their parents who are very battle-scarred, apparently through being hit by boats or grazing rocks…..well worth a visit!. 12654407_1271798659503566_5933353145220051544_nShrove Tuesday saw us at St Andrews for a pancake supper which was fabulous in many ways……food was great, people were fun company and it was an all round success.

imageThe Norton was 75 years old and celebrated in style with music from the forties, costume displays, lindy hop classes, painting sessions, fantastic displays of photographs and painting that spanned the ages……a thoroughly fabulous event.

There was a beach cleanups  right here at Lake Worth Beach with friends and neighbors 12688281_935579379882659_2598405828918326340_n

And The Festival of Trees was a delight….we met up with The Lagoon Keepers again and have arranged another lagoon clean up, this time Snook Islands if the weather holds up for us. they do such a great job and are little about. If you become a member of the lagoon keepers, you can use the kayaks that they keep at the beach club and as long as you return with some trash from the lagoon, you can borrow them for free, that is without doubt, an offer you cannot refuse.

imageAnd, of course yesterday was Valentine’s Day. At home this is generally for couples so I love when I am here and it is for EVERYONE, what a great day when people simply let everyone know how special they are….and to make the day even more special we spent the evening with friends for a gorgeous meal with fun and lots of laughter….what better way to end the weekend! And a new week begins, it is windy this morning but will, I am sure, soon give way to the sunshine once more. Have a great week and do not forget to come and paint at St Andrews if you would like to put your mark on another Lake Worth tile mural!!!!!

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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