It's a gorgeous day here in Miami, wow! Mother nature granted us a reprieve from the recent heat and humidity with some lovely cold weather today, so I got to wear one of my many pretty scarves (I know, it's weird that I have "many" and I live in Miami, what can I say, there are always too many good ones at TJMaxx and Marshalls)! What is it about cold weather that makes me feel prettier? I'm not exactly sure, other than my hair staying super glossy and straight as opposed to frizzy and wavy! Hehe.
This past weekend was nice... I didn't get around to my gardening plans (surprise surprise) but I went to a great family brunch on Saturday where I took some spectacular photos of my aunt's plants, particularly the gorgeous red rose above! I also got to play with my little cousins, who I don't see very often, and let me just say - they are oh so sweet and adorable! I had such a good time... Eva painted my nails a great shade of pink glitter, haha, which promptly rubbed off as if it were dry glue, hehe... kid's polish, go figure! And of course, I returned the favor!
What else? I picked flowers, took pictures of chirping parrots and creeping cats, caught a baby frog which then jumped into my hair as the kids stood oohing and ahhing over it in the palm of my hand, EEEEK! Oh well, witnessing the simple joy of being a kid was all worth it. We really don't realize how good we have it as kids until we become adults. At least I got to be a kid again for a little while! Hey, just imagine me (5'7", but probably 5'9" in my boots) being pulled around (by the hand) by a four year old girl saying "Come on, you wanna play with me some more?", and me saying "Absolutely! Nothing would make me happier!" Hahahahahaha.... *sigh* :)
So yes, I really did enjoy myself. On top of that, I got some great photographs of my aunt's garden and the incredible sunset on the way home. Check'em out below! Oh, and I almost forgot to mention my naughty trip to Homegoods on Sunday and all the money I spent. *sigh* I bought 5 planters for my succulents and cacti, a lamp, a suzani pillow, a purse and some yummy smelling ginger and lemon soaps. After a few days of reevaluating my purchases I've concluded that I really don't need the lamp or the purse, the two most expensive items, so I plan to return them. I will do a post later in the week with some photos of what I bought, as well as all the stuff in Homegoods that I went nuts over but didn't buy. :)
Red flowers in the bushes....
Green chirping parrots in the trees... the kids went nuts!
He spotted us! LOL!
Picking flowers in the yard with my little cousin Eva...
This is when I caught the baby frog for Eva and Carlo to see... and this is right before he jumped at me and into my hair!!!!! :P
Pretty kitty.... pretty serious too! Eva wanted me to photograph her :)
Sky pictures, just because I felt like it :) The sky is a work of art....
And of course, the roses! I've never been like most women who LOVE diamonds and roses, but this rose really had me captivated with its perfection and blood red beauty...
This is some Georgia O'Keeffe stuff right here! Hehe :)
A cool Jade plant hanging out on the fence in my aunt's yard... I love the way it has stretched towards the sunlight over time!
The other rose in my aunt's garden, this one is more on the pink side and definitely looks like a different type of rose.
And now for my obsessive sunset picture taking.... I just can't help myself when the sky looks so amazing!
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