February Photos

Monday, February 29, 2016

Columbine Appliqué Quilt Block

I've uploaded a new appliqué block, the columbine, for the Buoyant Blossoms BOM.  Free download here:  Columbine Appliqué Quilt Block

Photos: Trip to Florida, Day 8 -- Pensacola Lighthouse, National Naval Aviation Museum

Today we drove from Miramar, Florida, to Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Sooo... is he checking the weather, or looking for something on Craigslist that he can stop and pick up, en route?

View from our 3rd-floor room at Candlewood Suites.

Jets from either the nearby Eglin Air Force Base or Hurlburt Field

It's so high, the morning haze nearly blocks it from view.

Double-decker bus

The sand here is white as snow.

Some has been blown into dunes.

Garden St. Fabrics & Design, and Buffalo Chips

Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum 1912-1936

St. Simon's on the Sound Episcopal Church

Just can't get away from politicians!


Cargo ship out of the Marshall Islands, the Nor Goliath

Her gross tonnage is 25,812 tons.

Nor Goliath won't be back in the Pensacola Port until September.


The structure of cormorant feathers decreases buoyancy and thus facilitates underwater pursuit of fishes. Their plumage is not water-repellent.  Therefore, they must sunbathe and dry those feathers frequently, or they could actually drown.

600 South Barracks Street Seville Harbour Marina & Fish House

Now, that's a real, honest-to-goodness anchor, not one of those pretty 'coloring-book anchors' with which people decorate their yards now and then.

Pensacola Lighthouse

In the giftshop

Unfortunately, we couldn't go up inside the lighthouse, as it was being renovated.

Look, I caught a pelican!

Larry 'greeted' it first before posing with it.

The pelican remained unamused.

Pensacola Lighthouse House

Looking across the water to the Gulf Islands National Seashore

We can see the walls of Fort Pickens over there.  Too bad we didn't have time to go see it.

Pensacola National Naval Aviation Museum

Lieutenant General Duane D. Thiessen greeted us, chatted with us for a little while, and then offered to take our picture.

You can read about here.

Paper wasp

Look, look!  Larry found the toys!

Attempting to make all the beads spin at once...

And this is the face he made when we told him we needed to continue on to Hanger One.

Mazda 370Z

Parasol West

Souvenir City, Shrimp Basket

R Bistro & Pastry


Oyster House

Ralph & Kacoo's Seafood Restaurant

Hot & Spicy Boiled Crawfish

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial on Mobile Bay

Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, BankTrust Building, Battle House Tower, Mobile AL

RSA BankTrust Building & RSA Battle House Tower, Mobile, AL

This road is called The Old Spanish Trail, and the bridge, heading northwest, is the Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge over the Mobile River. The Saint Louis Reach is to the north, where Chickasaw Creek spills into the Mobile. 

Overseas Samar

Landscaping method gone amok?

Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad

Yvonne Kennedy Business Technology Center

Government Street United Methodist Church

Mason Memorial Temple Church of God in Christ

Room at Hilton Gardens Inn in Pascagoula, Mississippi