Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pensacola Princess now D.C. Darling

Yes, that is the Washington monument with our Blue Altima stage left. The Princess of Pensacola has officially made the move now to D.C. or close enough, Charles Town (George's Brother), West Virginia.

I wonder if daddy's going to have any fun in Washington. Those ducks on that frozen pond look pretty cold and what's that Washington monument all about anyways? Are we really leaving the beaches of Pensacola?

Evan and I check out our first frozen pond. As you can see, Ev, isn't overly happy about his new big red jacket even though that big white building in the background looks somewhat interesting.

Daddy with me in front of that big building again.

Mama, contemplating her new Washington scarfy blouse and Charles Town sweater. This will take some getting used to for the girl from the tropics.
Well, we're all in the North East now, far from Gulf Coast breezes and hurricanes (!) but I suppose that's the life of the Princess of Pensacola!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Holiday Wishes

Holiday Wishes!

Feliz Nuevo ano!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Early Fall Louisiana Afternoon

A distant flock of birds flying yet farther south.

Venus among park trees

Late Louisiana aternoon, magic Southern garden.

Little boys digging red soil, tall gaze of Adam

Venus and her retinue, a mischievous handmaiden, cupid, the New Orleans afternoon

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Our Magic Visit to Birmingham

Who is this strange button man?
I love the water and painting and running up the steps!

We found a great spot for model posing.

I need to explore and see what this place is all about!

Look at this little flower growing here!

Watching daddy turn the big wheel!

Relaxing in a shady spot with Evan!

Sweet tea with fries for me please!

Now this foot needs a really big size sandal!

Vulcan Park statues with daddy, mommy and Evan

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Maya's Artistic Nature

Freehand Maya - "Daddy and all that Jazz!"

Monday, June 21, 2010

Gulf Coast Ballet Dancers:Theme and Variations

Gulf Coast Ballerinas.

Young Degas Ballet Dancers.

Maya Sophia Uzwyshyn's first dance recital.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day at the Beach

Cool sand waves, casting grains

Sandy kneed girls, Green Emerald Coasts.

The seriousness of sandcastles

and the cool rush of ocean waves

Brief captured thought, grains of sand.

A door, a picture, a memory,
an invitation to a magic shoreline.
A day at the beach.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Maya's First Dance Recital

A Star is born on the Gulf Coast - the one, the only Maya Sophia Uzwyshyn!

Officially certified by the best Dang Dance Academy this side of the Gulf of Mexico.

Do we detect a tinge of 'slight' nervousness before the big show!

Even her brother is in complete awestruck fascination of the ballerina's newfound beauty.

A contemplative meditative moment before the big show.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Canadian Summer Memories

Birthday Parties, Family Reunions, Folks Festivals, Sculpture Gardens and Rainbows

Monday, June 22, 2009

Swimming on Father's Day

Evan gets used to the water. Can you tell I'm a bit cold!

Maya models poolside with new orange waterwings!

Now I'm getting the hang of this!

But can I get out now, I am freezing my little tushie off!

Hey, don't I look like a little angel with these water wings!!!

Yes I was enjoying myself but do the paparrazzi need to be snapping while I'm completely in the buff!

A moment of quiet contemplation while the sun sets deckside!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

Feliz Diaz de las Madres y Happy Mothers Day from the Princess of Pensacola, Maya Sophia, baby Evan Alexander and father Ray to our mama, Melissa, baba Sylvia in Canada and Abuelita Elizabeth in Miami! Have a great wonderful day and make sure everyone else cooks you dinner - at least for today!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Magical Mysteries of Mardi Gras on the Gulf

Pensacola's Mardi Gras festivities and traditions capture myths and archetypes kept alive through four centures on the Gulf of Mexico's Shores. The Cajuns say for this period each year 'laisser les bon temps roulee' - Mardi Gras Kings and Voodoo Queens, suped out harleys, Dolphin floats, mystic societies and magic hatters,

Traces of Greek and Roman Gods and Mississippi Delta bluesmen, vestal virgins with white winged horses. Is the pirate and conquistador legacy still very alive on the Gulf Coast? Gladiators, mystic symbols and conquering armies. Magic beads, gypsies, jazz musicians - fertility rituals anticipating Spring's approach on the Gulf of Mexico.

King and Queen of Spain Visit Pensacola

Melissa dressed Evan Alexander and Maya Sophia in Royal Blue to welcome the King and Queen of Spain to Pensacola.

The King and Queen of Spain were coming to visit on February 19th. It was the city's 450th anniversary since its original Spanish Settlement.

It was a beautiful sunny February day in Seville Square, Downtown Pensacola with the Princess and Evan and Melissa waiting and dressed to see the King and Queen.

The Spanish setttled Pensacola 450 years ago, Pensacola being the first European settlement in the continental US. Early exploration was carried out by Ponce de Leon (1513), Panfilo de Narvaez (1528) and Hernando de Soto (1539). Pensacola is named the city of five flags as five governments few flags over its history (Spain, France, Great Britain, The Confederacy and finally the United States)

The Spanish king gave a speech from the balcony of the Wentworth museum onto historic Seville Square with his greek wife Queen Sophia at his side. By 1559 in Pensacola over 1400 people had settled here arriving from Vera Cruz Mexico and led by Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano.

The Spanish King Juan Carlos was accompanied by Florida's governor, Charley Christ and US Senator Mel Martinez.

Princess of Pensacola, prepare to meet the Spanish King and Queen. Make sure you do your part as part of your heritage originally stems from la patria!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Secret Garden in Mobile

As if by magic we stumbled on a secret garden in Mobile before the Mardi Gras parade.

I stood silent in front of a fountain, sunlight, the fountain, the trees, strange shade.

My brother lay asleep next to my mother. I stood next to her.

My father's friend had come to visit and had also found a place with us.

A magic day, magic park on Mardi Gras in Mobile, a secret garden.