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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday -- Greetings from Guam

It looks as if we are finally going to be getting some summer weather here in Northern New Jersey (could it be because a friend from Kentucky is due to visit today?). To get us in the mood for hot, steamy weather . . .

. . . I've got a few of the zillions of pictures my daughter Anne took this month when she was on Guam, singing in the Pacific Music Festival.

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Anne called me on her first day there. It was 5 AM in Guam, 7 PM the night before, in Jersey. She had waked early, and so as not to wake her roommate, went out on the balcony of her hotel room to watch the sunrise.

At 5:15 . . .

At 6:45 . . .
It was a busy couple of weeks, with rehearsals and performances,
but Anne and her cohorts managed to squeeze in a lot of fun.

They swam in the Philippine Sea:

Same beach, looking toward land:

They hiked the jungle:

Swam in a "hidden pool" in the jungle:

One of my favorite shots -- a coconut, fallen to the beach. Look closely;
there's a baby palm tree growing out of it! I never think of coconuts as giant seeds!

Crazy wacky looking fish, just swimming in the sea:

Anne was charmed by Guam, and the people who live there; they are gracious and generous. Plus it was nice to be 7500 miles from home and able to use U.S. dollars!

Happy Summer! -- Cass


  1. What beautiful pictures!

    It looks much more appealing than south Georgia this morning :)


  2. Cass, I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Guam. Oh how I would love to take a dip. The heat in N FL is awful.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  3. Cass...the pictures are awesome!
    If your friend from Kentucky brings the hot, steamy weather we are having, you'll be wishing she'd stayed home! The South is in a virtual OVEN ! 104 yesterday with a heat index of 111!

  4. I know this is an experience she will treasure for a lifetime. I enjoyed seeing the photos. Thank you for sharing.
    Mama Bear

  5. Ah, how beautiful. I wish I could dive right in. And down in Jersey you have better weather! Up here (in RI) it's still as it has been in the last, hmmmm, I lost count of the days, weeks... Have a great OW.

  6. Gorgeous and beautiful seem inadequate for these pictures!!!

    Oh - - - do I have a GHOST story for you!!!

  7. Great photos - thanks for sharing your daughter's photography work.

  8. Ohh, all that tropical beauty really calls out to me right now!

  9. Thanks for sharing these beautiful tropical photos....

  10. What beautiful pictures. Husband Jim has been there and found it interesting.

  11. Beautiful pictures. Make me want to go see Guam!

  12. Oh, I think this is the link, or address, to Kim's blog for Teacup Tuesday.

    I need to figure the whole link thing out!

  13. What spectacular photos. I couldn't pick a favorite if I had to. The pink sky came close, then I saw the coconut and threw my hands up in the air. Thank you for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful day.

  14. How absolutely beautiful...What a beach, I could just feel the cool water...xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  15. Breathtaking pics. All make me dream of sun, blue sky and sea. It is the paradise you shared. Thank you.

  16. Cass how pretty is Guam...My aunt and uncle were stationed there in the fifties and just love it and the the Coconut tree...great photos...May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  17. Oh, Cass! What great pictures - loved them!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. Fantastic!
    I have never seen a tree growing out of a coconut!

  19. beautiful pictures, now is that your house in the banner...if so I LOVE IT

  20. Oh what a great experience, she will never forget. Gorgeous photos. You are right about the coconut. I don't know if I could swim in that pool in the jungle though, but that's just me.
    Thanks for sharing!

  21. Beautiful pics..look at that the coconut too!
    Hope we don't get what the South is getting..I'd like a little su, but not the steam bath!

  22. How lucky your daughter is to have seen such a beautiful place! Great shots!

  23. Lucky Anne - she's having quite an adventure. Between both daughters you can tour the world.

  24. Enchanting...

    I can hear "Bahi high" singing off in the distance.

    Thanks for sharing.


  25. What truly glorious photos! Love the tour you gave me of a place I'll likely never go!


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