Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Living the Sanibel Life Style

I have found since I moved to Sanibel that I am far more active than I was up north. I volunteer at CROW at least 3 days a week and am usually ready to go on rescues on other days. I have met many people through the Best of Sanibel Captiva Message Board as well as through my blog and often get to meet these people who become my new friends. And of course I always have my deck and the beach to chill out on. In the past few weeks I have experienced all of these things so thought I would share.

First, I have done some rescues recently but can't share those with you--sorry. But CROW did have a fund raiser called the Giving Tree Festival held at The Sanctuary. Very talented people decorated and donated trees and wreaths to be auctioned off with the money going to CROW. Plus there was a giving tree where people would buy an ornament and in doing so would buy something the hospital needed. We also had a Boutique Unique with really neat wildlife related gifts which people could buy. I worked the Unique Boutique and was able to take a few pictures of the trees.

The Giving Tree
Here are some of the trees and wreaths that were up for auction.
It seems that now that I live on the island I don't go to the beach all that often but when I do I soooo enjoy it. Yesterday we went for a walk and came across these two squaring off.

And this guy was hysterical. He looked like he was just waiting for a handout.

As I mentioned, I have made lots of new friends since I've been coming to Sanibel. We all have a love of the island in common. This week Barb from St. Louis contacted me and asked if we could meet for dinner. Since Gail was here too I invited her and of course Tootie was included. Had Cheryl been in town or Tink hadn't had to work, they would have been there too. Anyway, we all met at the Island Cow for dinner and had a great time getting to know each other.

We had a LOT of rain last week and the creek behind our house, which at this time of the year is usually pretty low, filled to overflowing.
Looking straight down--the water is under the deck.
And of course now that it is Christmas time, I have to get my poinsettias. I can't believe how cheap they are down here. I can buy 5 for what I would pay for 2 up north. So, this is what my deck looks like now all "decked" out.
I love this poinsettia. It was a little more expensive but I "had" to get it.
So there you have a little bit of my life--Island Style.


gpc said...

Wow, you weren't kidding about how high the water is this year! (tell your friend gail to lose some weight! Poor thing.)

Karen ShamaLamaMama said...

I didn't know Gail came south! Great to see you all together. Lovely poinsettias!!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I wanna move

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

That water looks pretty threatening. Are your feet getting wet??

What beautiful crafty creations to auction for CROW!! Wish I had been able to contribute!! Wish I would have been there to bid on some of those things!!!

Looks like you all had a fun time at the Cow!!

Gayle said...

I remember when you said on FB the water was high and you were telling the truth on that one! Looks like you ladies had a wonderful lunch. What is a cheap poinsettia? They are $10 each here so I never buy one.

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bathmate said...

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