Sunday, January 31, 2016


Returned home yesterday evening after 2 weeks away on Anna Maria Island - again.  Spent the whole 2 weeks in a large, pretty, violet house that had so many smart appliances that both Sweetie and I felt dumb (especially when the alarm on the refrigerator started going off and we couldn't find the manual to figure out why!! = turns out I had the door open too long!!!  What???).  The place was large, pretty, clean and had a little pool in the back (which was unuseable due to the temperatures - which sometimes went down to 45F at night = brrrrr).  

We had tornadoes touch down close by the first week, then cold, windy days; then warming enough to bring more rain rain rain.  I think we may have had 5 days of sunshine total, but still checked out the beach each day and, especially, at sunset.  So...until I catch up with things, here are some sunsets on Bean Point (the north end) of Anna Maria Island.  Enjoy!


Debbie Nolan said...

Rhonda - so glad you managed to capture these beautiful sunsets in spite of the rain. Looks like a wonderful place to vacation. Take care and have a great week.

E.M. Corsa said...

That alarm on the fridge would be going off all the time if I had been there! Glad you had fun in a violet house, how wonderful is that?!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Delicious! I could do with some of those lovely sunsets here. Best wishes.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Forgot to add - I love the new title piccie!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

our fridge make a noise at us too if we leave the door open too long, prob good if you keep forgetting to close it but annoying otherwise

gorgeous sunsets :)

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
It's about time you two headed south for a break. Great photos, too.
Did you write to the Chamber of Commerce to complain about the weather? Just kidding.
Glad you enjoyed the stay and welcome home.

RH Carpenter said...

Glad you enjoyed the photos, Debbie, Elizabeth, Jennifer Rose and Lisa :)

Gary, no, I don't think they can do anything about the weather - can they? ha ha It wasn't a great trip this time - but it was still warmer there than at home!

Caroline Simmill said...

These photos are so beautiful!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Caroline. Glad you enjoyed the sunsets :)

MILLY said...

Lots of interesting work been going on. Love your work on the toned papers, great birds. It is good to find new ideas in books, fun trying them out and creating new textures. I always enjoy seeing all your techniques.
Glad you have visited this lovely place, no doubt been inspired for some new paintings, sunsets are gorgeous.
Thank you for your lovely comment, so nice to find. Millyx