Fine Arts, Family, Flowers and Music

Traveled South to Florida to see buds,
blossoms, palm trees, lizards, birds and
more. Even heard a young alligator.

The reason for the trip? HUGS. Lots
of them for my son and his wife. He
is a couple flights away from us in Upstate NY.

No flowers yet in Upstate but abundant in
the South. Unaccustomed to bright sunlight,
I squinted until I donned sunglasses.

Warm temperatures were welcome as I
became acquainted with Florida State University.
What a music program at this university!

The Tallahassee Community Chorus numbers
upward of 300 voices. Add another 200, and
the Tribute Concert for Dr. Andre Thomas was

superb. So many voices raised in beautiful
music inspired me. Add to all this was a short
visit to the Fine Arts Museum to see undergrad

and graduate students with their creations.
What a perfect long weekend of family, hugs,
music and no social media.

A perfect respite. My heart and spirit
soar as I hear the music over and over.
What a great remedy travel and visiting

loved ones is. Even encountered young
ladies in prom finery and their beaus in
tuxedos at a State Park. Ah, sweet youth!

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18 Responses to Fine Arts, Family, Flowers and Music

  1. Oh so wonderful! ♥ Wishing you a blessed and beautiful Easter, Mary Ann!

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  2. Peter Klopp says:

    Thank you for this cheerful post on your trip to Florida, Mary Ann! Music, choirs, sunshine, flowers and beloved family. No need to describe your happiness. Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  3. What a marvelous trip! Thanks for sharing it.

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  4. Ernst-Arno Bode,Cologne,Germany says:

    Liebe Mary Ann,
    Deine Begeisterung über deine Florida Reise ist beeindruckend.Interessant ist die Berichterstattung über das zeitnahe Familiengeschehen. Dir,liebe Mary Ann, Russell und deinen Kindern wünschen wir ein gesegnetes Osterfest. Liebe Grüße aus Cologne wünschen Euch
    Eure Lilly und Euer Arno

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    • Lieber Arno,

      Vielen Dank für diese freundlichen Worte. Es sind die einfachen Dinge im Leben, die für mich am wichtigsten sind. Familie, Schönheit in der Natur, Musik, Reisen und Freunde. Ein schönes Osterfest wünsche ich Dir und Deine Familie, Arno.

      Thank you for such kind words. It is the simple things in life which are most meaningful to me. Family, beauty in nature, music, travel and friends. May you and yours have a wonderful Easter, Arno.

      Deine Mary Ann


  5. Clare Pooley says:

    What a happy trip that sounded, Mary Ann!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I love this upbeat post. I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Easter.

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