Thursday, October 29, 2009

My Star by the Sea

Monday I got into the house and it was just amazing!

I can't express how happy I am with our choice of house. Everything that has happened over the past few days has just reassured me that this is our perfect place.

I am unfortunately on our way back home...well, let me rephrase that! I am very excited to get back with my family...I need them. I function much better when they are all with me.

I miss them terribly. I just wish that they could have joined me at the new house. It was hard to leave it today! I left a present for my hubby for when he arrives on Saturday...wanna see?

I do not know where to begin! The grounds are just beautiful...and I even found some surprises that I had not seen before. I know that you have probably read about the hanging orchids that are all around our city in Brasil...but now I have two of my very own! I am worried because though I can produce beautiful flower arrangements, I am not the greenest of thumbs! I hope that I can take care of these...look how beautiful they are!

Then there is this guy that I found by the stairs to the water from our boat dock.

Now for another creature feature, I unfortunately do not have pictures, this!
I have seen baby hammerhead sharks, sting ray, and a baby black tip (I think) swimming in the waters RIGHT IN FRONT of my yard! Can you read the excitement in my words? I was just sitting on my foldable table and chairs listening to some muzak on the other end of a hold line on my phone...and to my absolute astonishment, I saw this shark swim by! I thought I had seen wrong, so I ran outside onto the porch (luckily I was on my cell phone so I could still listen to that beautiful music, hahaha). I was right...there he was, just gliding past. Now I have seen sharks many times through my life, up close and personal. I was positive. It doesn't end there...
Then who should glide past? A baby hammerhead shark! I was so excited that I thought I was going to scream. By this time, though, I was talking to Mr. Somebody on the phone and I practically screamed in his ear. I told him about the shark because I could not keep it inside! So, from that point on, I was on the lookout. Sure enough, when I was talking to my Dad, there goes by a sting ray! I can not express my excitement. Then I saw two baby hammer heads this morning, and again this afternoon. I was in heaven!

I wanted to end with that, because I was so ecstatic about it, but I will include a few photos that you have all been asking for. Furniture is still to come....

and I will end with this beautiful sunset that I woke up to this morning


Nicole said...

OK, this is most def. more than gorgeous and I am more than a bit envious :D
Just kidding.
I am so glad you found a perfect home, I know how hard it is!

Lucy said...

Wow, that sounds wonderful! I'm so glad you are so happy with it.

Maybe you posted about this earlier and I missed it, but, is this a vacation home? Are you eventually moving here after you leave Brazil? This is in the Keys, right?

mythopolis said...

It sounds and looks wonderful!!!

BLOGitse said...

oh wow, b e a u t i f u l!
sharks?! autch!
Are you going to swim there?

Stephanie said...

Lucky, lucky! Glad you are so happy with your choice! It looks absolutely stunning! Be safe traveling home! And that is a lot of sharks by the way!

Betty said...

WOW!! I can´t imagine living in such a beautiful place! You are one lucky girl!
I love the kitchen. Beautiful tile floor!

FancyHorse said...

Your house looks wonderful! I am so glad you are happy, just think how happy you will be when you are moved in!

Scriber's Web said...

It looks gorgeous! I am so happy for you!

Are you doing Nablo this year?

Fabiola said...

Your house looks gorgeous.
One of the few things that I miss from the time I lived by the beach, is the sunsets.
And yours is just gorgeous.