Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I look so young!

On September 20th, just before I came down with the dreaded H1N1 virus, I went to St. Pete Pier with friends for 1905 Day at the Columbia Restaurant. I'll be posting about this annual event soon, but today I thought I would share this drawing done by local artist, Lars-Erik Robinson.

I've decided that instead of photos I'll only be posing for caricatures from now on. Why? Because I look so young.

The nice thing about these type of quick drawings is that there is no time to add in the fine details such as wrinkles, drooping jowls, or that double-chin that is trying to make its presence known. Even my breasts have a perkiness that hasn't existed since the birth of my first child! Thank you Lars, for taking 30 years off my appearance and giving me a good hair day. I believe you are my new best friend!

I had such a great time yesterday visiting my blog friends and I still have many more to go. Trying to catch up on what you've all been doing for the last two months means it's taking me longer than usual (much longer) at each blog. If you haven't heard from me yet, know that I will be there soon. The sweetest news I found was from Sunshine Meg at Float On. Her wedding occurred just weeks ago and she is basking in that newlywed glow. I wish her and Greg the very best and may their heads always rest on the same pillow. She was a stunning bride and the cake was unique and beautiful. I can't wait for her to post the photographers pics.

I also found a recipe that is just perfect for the holidays and I'm going to share that with you in the coming days and introduce you to one of my favorite bloggers.

Before I go I want to share what was blooming at the hut in October. While most of the United States was getting the first Fall cool down, we were still in the high 80s. This is what was brightening my days:

I have about a dozen bromeliads and this one was just starting to bloom.

Here it is just a few weeks later in full bloom

Isn't it lovely?

What are bromeliads? According to the Bromeliad Society, they are members of a plant family known as Bromeliaceae (bro-meh-lee-AH-say-eye). The family contains over 3000 described species in approximately 56 genera. The most well known bromeliad is the pineapple.

The family contains a wide range of plants including some very un-pineapple like members such as Spanish Moss (which is neither Spanish nor a moss). Other members resemble aloes or yuccas while still others look like green, leafy grasses.

My lovely orchids bloomed in early October and still look beautiful today.

Well, that's it for today my lovelies, I'm off for more visiting!

10 Thoughtful Comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Rhonda!!! It's so nice to see you back! :)
Thanks so much for your comment on my blog, I've been scrambling a bit too, trying to keep up with my new life on P.E.I. and following the blog world!! I usually do my catch ups on Sundays. I love your carricature! So, this Lars fellow can make me perky too? I want to meet him, lol!!! ;)
I'm going to write you an email soon!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Love the drawing! And we do have the power to see oursleves anyway we want!! I want to see myself through the eyes of Lars too, ha!

Sierra said...

Glad you are back and thanks for your lovely comment. You look so pretty in your drawing and don't worry, I am sure that you look lovely in real life too. :) I love those flowers, gorgeous.

Kat said...

I really need to hire Lars if he can take away the wrinkles, jowls and age spots! I laughed when I read your description of Spanish Moss, I have a high school buddy who lives near St. Augustine and he used the same caption on one of his facebook photos. Hope you are having fun catching up! Kathy

Lillian Robinson said...

That is an awesome looking flower! I love the really unique looking ones. Maybe they're not so unique down there.

I've run across several good holiday recipes so far. Bloggers are always eager to share the best!

Lillian Robinson said...

Oops! Forgot to mention... you look sooo young! I think I'll find a caricature artist near me!

Sue said...

We just happened to be in Sarasota for 1905 day at the Columbia on St. Armands Circle. How fun was that? Pass the Sangria!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Rhonda... that is a really cute caricature of you! Love it!

And I'm jealous of your pretty plants. Mine are fake. Shhhhh... don't tell! ;-)


Sheila :-)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

You are hilarious! I have a caricature from an office party a couple of years back...I've kept it because I look better than I did at my prom. :-)

How are you feeling?! I hope you are 110%. It's good to see you up and blogging and not in bed (and hogging? Sorry it rhymed and I couldn't resist.) It sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving. And so funny about the Florida "cold" -- it's 55 degrees in NYC today and I'm wearing a tank top at work. It's like a tropical heat wave! :-)

LarsEr Arts said...

Wow it soo great to see my work on here, you can always follow me on my website and blog http://www.larserarts.com

I love the beach and everything that goes with it! I love the waves lapping at my feet. I love the feel of the sand between my toes. I love the roar of the Pacific and the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. Let's talk about beaches around the world, bonfires, building sandcastles, swaying palm trees, flamingos, clambakes, sunrises and sunsets. If it's tropical, it fits this blog!


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