Gallery (Updated 4.5.2014)

The Luncheon - Brownies!

The Luncheon – Brownies!

These are addition photos just arrived from the Governor’s Mansion official photographer. Enjoy!

Menu - Quiche Lorraine, and Mts. Scott's own Chicken Salad recipe.

Menu – Quiche Lorraine, and Mts. Scott’s own Chicken Salad recipe.

Mary Lois & Tom with First Lady Ann Scott

Mary Lois & Tom with First Lady Ann Scott

 

MLS and First Lady Ann Scott

MLS and First Lady Ann Scott

Secretary of State Ken Detzner, Co-Host of the Luncheon.

Secretary of State Ken Detzner, Co-Host of the Luncheon.

 

Tom touring the Florida Room ... looking at the First Lady Miniatures Collection.

Tom touring the Florida Room … looking at the First Lady Miniatures Collection.

The Winning Books on Display in the Florida Authors Collection in the Governor's Mansion Library.

The Winning Books on Display in the Florida Authors Collection in the Governor’s Mansion Library.

"Florida's Finest" Sculpture in the front garden of the Mansion. Sculpture by W. Stanley Proctor.

“Florida’s Finest” Sculpture in the front garden of the Mansion. Sculpture by W. Stanley Proctor.

"Florida's Finest" by W. Stanley Proctor

“Florida’s Finest” by W. Stanley Proctor

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The Birds on Our Pond

New Ducks on the Pond – Tree Ducks!

Wood Ibis (some call them storks!)

Egyptian Geese

Common Galanule or Mud Hen

Great Blue Heron & Ibis

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Click the “Mission to China” link and journey with us to China.

MISSION TO CHINA

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In 2005 Tom and I traveled to PRC – the Peoples Republic of China – to the city of Nanning, GuangXi Province. There we joined a team of Baptists to teach English conversation to Chinese Middle School and High School age students in the University of GuangXi’s summer English program. We played tourist only one weekend with a visit to Gueilin and the Dragon’s Teeth mountains – a visit to another time as ancient as these sandstone formations.

A boat trip down the Li Po took us through the heart of the Dragon’s Teeth.

All Aboard for Yongshuo!

But we were not alone!

Rice farming – little change in 5000 years

In China the ancient ways resist change, while the new generation embraces it.

Cell phones & MP3s

Rice paddies and MP3s. A world apart, sitting side-by-side.

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I like that last few minutes on CBS Sunday Morning, when the camera just lets us see and hear nature. I can’t povide the sounds, but here’s the nature – from our 2010 trek to Colorado!

Colorado sunflowers

Wind farms of Eastern Colorado

Prong Horn

Aroyo School – Echos of children’s voices of the past

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  Fiction Among Friends Writer’s Retreat, St. George Island, FL

Sunrise on St. George Island

 Me (in pink) with my mouth open. I seem to always have an opinion!

Critiques and Brainstorming

1st Row: Judy, Sue, Evelyna, Alvarez, Perky; 2nd Row: Susan, Adrian, Pat & MLS

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§ 5 Responses to Gallery (Updated 4.5.2014)

  • Claudette Parmenter says:

    Interesting Blog. You’re off to a great start! Enjoyed the photos and learning more about you. Will look forward to peeking in regularly and see what’s new in your neck of the woods. Wishing you the best along your creative journey.

  • Donna Beard says:

    Your blog is great. Thoroughly enjoyed the refreshing photos and reading about your interesting background. The Sunday’s of your youth sounded so familiar. I appreciate the energy you use to ‘transfuse’ better writing methods to those of us who are new writers. I look forward to more info on your blog.

  • Dorothy Hanson says:

    Thanks for the photos, Mary Lois. I’m also a big fan of CBS Sunday Morning and love your Colorado photos, particularly the one of the wind farm. I pass a number of wind farms on my trips back and forth from FL to MN, but never take the time to stop and photograph them. You’ve inspired me. Maybe next time I’ll stop!

  • Hi ML: My most sincere congratulations on the Vision Seeker success! (I always knew it would come out awesome in the end, and now it has! Bask in the moment my friend, you have earned it through your dedication to writing and hard work in getting it exactly right!
    Warmest regards,
    Wilma

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