Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Can I Live in a LIfeguard Station?

Well, here we are at another Outdoor Wednesday and this week I didn't know what I should post. After the recent freezing temperatures we've had here in Florida, outside hasn't been very pretty around The Hut.

We went from this…



to this…



and this              to this…



Not exactly fun photos to post are they? With this in mind, I decided instead to share a part of yesterday's post I did on the cottage-style furniture of Russell & Mackenna. The part where I expressed a deep desire. Curious? Read on dear readers, read on…

Now if you've been following me for a while, you know I want to live in a beach hut. When I saw a photo on the Russell-Mackenna website, it made me wonder if I could become a 24/7 lifeguard and just live in one of their stations? Of course, I knew I'd want a hunky lifeguard to go with it. (And no, I'm not talking David Hasselhoff here.)

A quick search on Flickr led to this…


I love this red & white one on Miami Beach



and a hunky surfer dude to walk the beach with would be nice…

very nice


 Now wasn't that more fun than a bunch of dead trees? If you think that was fun you should surf on over to Susan's @ A Southern Daydreamer for links to more Outdoor Wednesday posts. Have a great week and I hope to see you on the beach soon!

22 Thoughtful Comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Shellbelle sweetie...
If you get those kind of accomodations, could you make that hut for two? I am moving in too.

Love that lifeguard station, how devine is that. Especially the little watch tower up top. Yep, I could live that life for sure.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Loui said...

Shellbelle..
your beautiful Plumeria..
will it recover?
I love those trees!!
and yes..
You may and can live in a life guard station..
complete with a surfer hunk for walks on the beach..
Life is too short..
it is to be LIVED!
just do it!!
be sure to include an orange cat like Bubba..
he is SO much fun..
and the biggest lover of them all!
warm hugs..laughing smiles!
Loui♥

JBeaudetStudios said...

Well you got me laughing before my morning cup of coffee! I think it's a great idea. I'll tke the one next to yours! Oh and I want to live in a grass hut too! I love those. Have you ever seen or heard of the place in Kona that has them? That's where I want to stay someday! :)-Jennifer

Blondie's Journal said...

How sad to see those trees and plants. Such devastation. But the rest of your photos put a big smile on my face. :-)

xoxo
Jane

Regina said...

Hi Rhonda. Was it really freezing?
The life guard station is awesome. with a perfect scenery.
Its actually warm here now and the beaches are just waiting:).
Great post!
Regards.

Maya said...

I know the lifeguard stations down on South Beach are just awesome, so photogenic too! I want to live in one!!!

CrazyCris said...

those photos are so sad! any chance your plumeria will survive?

I don't know about living in a lifeguard station, but I'll take that surfer dude any day! ;o)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh, that is so sad. I'm really glad I'm not there to see it. We get used to dead and brown around here this time of year.

I have always been fascinated by lifeguard stands...that one is pretty special.

Giveaway on my blog!

Sue

Lori E said...

Be careful what you wish for. You may have to give mouth to mouth and not necessarily to the hunky lifeguard.

chubskulit said...

Don't worry, in few more weeks they will come back to life.

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Florida Sue said...

Me too. Devastated yard, but I had already pulled the huge Plumeria pot into the spa room- just like you warned me, thank goodness. Back to the drawing (planting) board, I guess. Love the look of your blog! All my best to you...

merrilymarylee said...

The flowers are painful to see!

We ate lunch on our deck today (in NC) and after seeing nothing but brown and grey during our trip to the midwest, today felt extra wonderful!

Alas, the temps are going to drop again tomorrow. If you find that hunky life guard, he'd be very handy to have around on cold days, too!

RobinfromCA said...

Oh, your poor, sad trees. Ours aren't going to die from freeze but they might just fall out of the ground because of all the rain and wind. Odd weather this year.

I love that lifeguard station! I've never seen a "stylish" one before. I think you should have it!

Robin

eileeninmd said...

Great photos, I love the beach scenes and sunset.

nancygrayce said...

I'd have to see the inside of that lifeguard hut! I live in Panama City, but on the town side.

Mary said...

It's so sad to see the damage the weather has caused this year. I loved your beach hut and your surfer dude isn't bad either :-). Have a great Outdoor Wednesday.

mbkatc230 said...

Oh heck yes! Let me know when you pick one up (the stand, silly) and I'll be right over! Wouldn't that be too much fun? So sorry about your plants, will they come back? I hope so, they were so pretty. Kathy

Light and Voices said...

I think I'll go get a towel and watch who goes by on that sandy beach sometime with you. tee hee.
Joyce M

dee dee said...

I just love the beach! Sorry about the cold weather, It's been freezing here in Ohio... so my plants have looked like this for months. Dee Dee

Quilt Works said...

I love that sunset shot with a surf board!


...Ride in a classic car!

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm really sorry about all your plants, I hope they come back. Of course all of my plants look like that right now.

Live in a lifeguard station? As long as the hunky lifeguard is there no problem. I'll be ready tomorrow.

gayle said...

The bad weather sure did a lot of damage!! Wounldn't it be fun to live in a lifeguard house!!

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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