Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fortune Teller Monkey Monday (Plus Twelve Hours)


I had high hopes of posting these cute fortune teller monkeys last night when I got home from Florida. But my flight was delayed for two hours and my computer was doing an upgrade. The fates were against my posting, but I had good fortune for the rest of my travel. I arrived in relatively warm weather -- none of the ice storm that I missed still lingered -- and there were lots of cabs at the airport.

I was entranced by these adorable little seers at one of the airport gift stores. They were a little pricy for an impulse purchase, and I was happy to settle for pictures. They are fortune tellers. When their hand is pressed you can ask a question and you get an answer when you press their little foot. Note the question mark on the right feet.

I had two posts prepared on my phone while I was away, but neither would publish. I'm not sure what the problem was and I think figuring it out may be beyond my technical skills. Happily I can post the old-fashioned way from my computer. I'll be able to share pictures in the next day and I've got lots of them, especially of our trip to Fairchild Tropical Garden. It was spectacular, a word I don't use often, but deserving of this excursion. As a preview of a coming post...


It's tough bundling up in layers after the wonderful (and warm) weather in Florida. Yes, there was a little rain and a time or two of overcast, but it was lovely and I especially enjoyed not wearing boots, gloves and a heavy coat. I wish I could have shipped some of it north and boxed it up and brought it back with me. I'm back in wintercoatland and it's time to head for the gym and then the grocery. Real life calls!

As always, thanks for visiting and keep cozy.

16 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Real life may call, but isn't it nice to have the memory of warm to bolster you against the cold!

Simply Linda said...

You know, I loveeeeee the monkies. Glad you made it back and safe. Welcome Home, You were missed. Blessings

Nellie said...

Cute, cute monkeys! It would seem that your memories of Florida's warmth will be relied on in the next week. There is a bit of winter weather returning. Welcome back!

TARYTERRE said...

LOVE the fortune tellers. Very sweet. Those memories of Florida will linger so those colder temps won't bother you.

Susie said...

Buttercup, So glad you enjoyed your vacation to the sunshine state. Love those little monkeys. Be careful now that you are back to the cold and snow. xoxo,Susie

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Cute little monkey trio. So happy to hear your Florida trip was a good one!

Terra said...

I have heard of the Fairchild gardens and would like to visit them. Those monkeys are so cute, how could you resist? And then you would know your fortune too.

Melinda said...

How fun, bit it does make reality
hard to swallow.

Spunds like you had a great time!

M : )

Theresa said...

Cute little fortune tellers:) Isn't it nice to get away? I can't wait to see all of the pictures from your warm trip! Enjoy your day! HUGS!

Kerin said...

Oh, it sounds like you had a great time on your trip.. I'm so happy for you!

It's hard to live in a colder climate, isn't it?!
I long for the sunny beaches of Hawaii, all winter long..... *sigh**.

Looking forward to seeing more pictures from your trip.

~K.

peggy said...

did you ask the monkeys anything?

Pam said...

Cute little monkeys, sort of like a Magic 8 ball. Glad you had a good trip!

Dee said...

Welcome back and the monkeys are really cute... :)

Mary said...

Those monkeys are adorable! Glad you had a wonderful trip and am looking forward to your garden photos. :)

Entrepreneurial Goddess said...

Hello there.
Thanks for sharing. Just stopping by briefly on my way around the 2014 A-Z Road Trip!

Entrepreneurial Goddess

Annesphamily said...

A beautiful trip for a beautiful lady! Glad you enjoyed it! My nieces in-laws are elderly and they spend their winters in Florida They were missing their two grandkids so Holly and Steve packed up the kiddos and flew out there for a few days of fun in the sun! Always a pleasure to stop by to visit with you. Hugs, Anne