Monday, April 9, 2012

Sunshine, Sponges and Saganaki

my mom lives on the gulf coast of florida
and when we go, we love visiting the greek coastal town of 


this intimate little coastal town is known for its sponges
they're everywhere 
from swinging on fishing boats
to bins overflowing with them along main street
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 merchants waiting for tourists to touch and squeeze them
in hopes they'll buy a few


 
and sponges aren't all that can be found
in fact, i found a couple of adorable summer dresses....
who can resist colorful beachy fabrics that are swaying in the gulf breezes?



now, let's turn our attention
to the opposite side of main street
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where the birds hang


and observe


look at that luscious red beak....

 
the better to kiss you with, my dear


just watch those feet, please

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now...movin' on to the boats

 
that line the inlet beside main street



they come and they go


smiles are everywhere


and the day wouldn't be complete
without having an early dinner at dimitri's
where the saganaki is superb
then, dessert at hellas
where the greek pastries are to die for!
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i hope you enjoyed this little stroll around tarpon springs
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sorry, i haven't been around much lately,
but i will soon be making my rounds to visit all my peeps
i've missed you guys!