It is the skeletal remains of an old, Florida Slash Pine which rests on a vacant lot overgrown with weeds and brush. Lately I've noticed the wooden skeleton listing slightly to one side. How long would it be before someone declares it a hazard and has it taken down?
Fortunately I did, finally, get around to taking a few photos of the old dead pine. Unfortunately I have been too preoccupied to do any editing of this photo or, for that matter, any photo that I've downloaded in the past month or so.
The past few weeks I've been busy trying to find venues in which to sell my handcrafted jewelry. I had several leads and went to check them out only to find that there are soooo many jewelry makers doing the same that every place is booked solid and to the point of bursting at the seams with jewelry. Many venues have instigated limits as to the ratio of jewelers that they'll accept in a show or fair in order to prevent "over representation" of the craft. Though disheartened I don't intend to dwell on it.
I've also been away for the past couple of weeks. My hubby and I decided we wanted to visit some friends that we've not seen in ages and . . . well if we see these friends why not go a little farther and visit so-and-so, and things just sort of snowballed from there.
In the end we went through some 12 states and put over 4,600 miles on the little rental car. We rented a Toyota Camry, it averaged about 36 miles per gallon, even at highway speeds of close to 80 mph (other than the stretch in Texas where the posted speed was 80 mph - there we were driving at about 88 and getting passed like we were sitting on a log) .
Hopefully I can get caught up on things, such as sending out thank you cards and emails and taking care of things that had to slide for the last few weeks,. But I especially want to get around to visiting some of your wonderful blogs and try to keep my own blog fresher and more up to date. Wish me luck on that last bit. :)