Do you come here often?
Nice view, hey?
What's your sign?
Do I know you?
Pigeons on top of the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, St. Augustine, Florida.
©Laine Quinn 2018
In between the sky and the sea.
Rain clouds closing in from the south and the north.
Whenever a boat takes to the water,
there is a story to tell.
Storms, sea creatures,
and the one that got away.
There is always a story!
Crescent Beach, storms brushing by and a shrimp boat minding it's own business. 7.10.2017.
Nestlings are so very vulnerable.
This little one endured severe thunderstorms, only to be stalked by a crowd of noisy crows
and survived that too.
Nature provides lots of drama for her creatures.
Perhaps we all have a nestling within us...our inner hatchling.
It's the part of us that has come through the storms
and evaded or slayed the scary monsters -
sometimes with grace and other times not -
but through it all have come to trust the deep instinct to grow stronger and to thrive.
Spring is upon us - a good time to acknowledge our strengths
and our connection to the fragile new arrivals.
After all, we were once just like them.
Baby Robin, reprinted from Laine's Blog, March 2012.
Ducks still swim in ponds and the sky still reflects beautifully on the water.
The sun rises and sets and the moon too.
And so we must also,
rise and set with the rhythms of life.
Ducks at Treaty Park where a historic treaty was signed with the Natives and subsequently broken.
St. Augustine, Florida.
Oh, and a white one.
And a duck.
Pals on the edge of the turtle pond.
Even though our art show is closed,
the good news is that
I have been accepted into the Butterfield Garage Art Gallery!
You can see a smaller selection of my photographs anytime!
Pat Arenas is already a member and her work is always on display.
That being said, here are the promised photos of the show.
Thanks to all for your love and support,
friends and family,
far and near.
We love you!
Pat and Laine's Art Show at
Butterfield Garage Art Gallery
has been extended one week,
through May 3rd.
(So all of the procrastinators in the building still have a chance to see it!)
Butterfield Garage is located on King Street in St. Augustine,
137 King Street.
Front window display, Butterfield Garage Art Gallery.
Pelicans coasting up and down on the air currents,
as graceful as anything that flies.
Watching them reminds me to relax and lighten up.
They seem to know that life is meant to be enjoyed
and that there's time enough for the important things,
and that play is one of those important things.
From the Archives, November 29, 2012.
St. Augustine Beach.
After a day of storms,
the beach beckons
and there's a wedding against the backdrop of the green water
under a canopy of clouds.
Life goes on-
and birds scamper for their food,
while folks walk or ride their bikes or swim,
oblivious to the special moment that is paramount to the people attending,
especially, one could hope, to the hapless couple!
All best to one and all!
St. Augustine Beach, Anastasia State Park, September 12th, 2015.
Standing in line at the Winn Dixie one morning,
someone said something that stayed with me...
It went something like this in response to another person apologizing for taking so long...
If I was in a hurry, I would have gotten here earlier...
I liked that.
Once in awhile, we do hurry, but it is all the same in the end, isn't it?
A minute here and a minute there.
As Rumi says,
We are all going through the same gate.
Egret in a great hurry! Or so I imagine in St. Augustine, Florida!