Urban Exploration

Urban Exploration

Urban Exploration

The Westin in downtown Sarasota is a new way to take in the aerial views of our exploding downtown. Come for a weekend stay when its a full moon and enjoy dinner then drinks on the rooftop! http://www.westinsarasota.com/

 

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Forms in Nature

Forms in Nature

Forms in Nature

Today we painted with flowers during a floral demonstration luncheon at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Bella Meyer, Founder of fleursBELLA, and the granddaughter of Marc Chagall had us laughing through our afternoon as her silliness and artistic abilities were shared, discussed and enjoyed. It was a beautiful day to spend at The Gardens with the current Warhol exhibit continuing through to June 30th.

Since Jennifer Ozdoba Rominiecki, President and CEO, joined the “Gahdens” (just how a friend of mine, Tom Luzier, and I always referred to the gardens years ago, me as the event manager for a few years and he as a board member at the same time) two years ago, visitors are just astounded what has sprung in such a short time frame. Jennifer has an amazingly talented team and local Sarasotians are so incredibly lucky to have such a jewel in our backyard. It’s not just me that thinks that either. As Jennifer concluded the program this afternoon, she shared that USA TODAY listed Selby Gardens as the #1 botanical garden to visit this Spring! So visit the “Gahdens” and for those in the 52-week photography challenge, there are many other various forms in nature to be captured should you still need this theme for 2017-18.

Amazing how I seem to fall in love over and over again with both Selby Gardens and Sarasota while I’m on those enchanted, beautiful grounds.

From Where I Stand

From Where I Stand

From Where I Stand

I thought that I had gazed upon everything beautiful in nature as I have spent many years traveling thousands of miles to view the beauty spots of the earth, but I have reached the climax. Never again can I gaze upon the beauty spots of the earth and enjoy them as being the finest thing I have ever seen. Crater Lake is far above them all.  — Author Jack London, 1911

The Ballpark at Fenway

The Ballpark

The Ballpark

Surprisingly, this Rochester, NY girl who fell in love with baseball as a spectator at the Rochester Red Wings while watching Cal Ripken, Jr. play, talk, walk, interact, smile, (well you get it!), and later at Camden Yards at the series where Cal Ripken tied and then beat Lou Gehrig’s record for most consecutive games played, I’ve actually fallen in love with the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park and Boston overall. Fenway is full of charm and some of the worlds most loyal fans. Fenway is also the location of the film Fever Pitch with Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon, and it’s the oldest and the fourth-smallest in the MLB.

One of Fenway’s most popular features is the Green Monster wall. A definite bucket list for many. The 37’2″ wall was built as part of the original ballpark. The wall includes a scoreboard that is updated manually. Though it wasn’t painted green until 1947, the wall turns many would-be line-drive homers into doubles it also allows some high fly balls to clear of play for a home run.

I’m in Boston for a marketing conference and had the opportunity to attend Monday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. We had great seats and one of the guests near me had a picture sent to her of us being on TV (see below)! It was a fun ballgame at Fenway Park!

Cheers to this year’s hopeful world-series playoffs as a contender!

If Flowers Could Talk

If Flowers Could Talk

If Flowers Could Talk

Hey…you guys! Wake up! They’re here! Where? I don’t see them? Can you move your head so I can see them? Move over. I want to see them too! Oh, now I see them! They’re coming to say hi to all of us. How exciting! Just in time before we release our seeds and gently collapse into our great Earth for a long winter’s sleep. Oh, but wait! What is that? All of you, please come closer and fast! We’ll protect you from that huge mosquito! Come on guys, wrap your petals around them. We can do this!