Archive for April, 2007

Hazy Sunset

We feel bad for our friends in Georgia who are experiencing some pretty tough times with the wildfires there. Fortunately, we’re unaffected except for the hazy sunsets and brilliant red moons due to the smoke and ash way up high. We’re told that the fires are about 70% contained and there’s a shot at some […]

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Three Lions

One of the guard lions is sleeping. Just another gorgeous door in the Historic District. It’s appropriate that this is the door to the Tabby House. Smart cat.

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Watering Hole

This “watering station” on Centre Street was designed to quench the thirst of all who passed. Back at the turn of the century, horses were the primary concern as they were the main mode of transportation and commerce, so their “trough” faces Centre Street. On the other side, you’ll find a fountain at “people height,” […]

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Jasmine

There have always been four things that I’ve waited for in my life i.e. they’re either happening or I’m waiting for them to happen again: strawberry season, the Olympics, honeysuckle and Silver Queen corn. Since moving to The South, I’ve had to add a fifth: Confederate Jasmine. I never knew that anything could compete with […]

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The Port

Fernandina’s port is the westernmost deep water port on the East Coast. In other words, this is as far west as the big tankers can get by water before unloading their cargo. It’s much cheaper for companies to ship by water than over land, so this is an advantageous location. Once the cargo is unloaded […]

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Fish in the Air

And the pelicans are ready. I had to practically push through this gang who decided to get a jump on their friends waiting in the water for a toss. They were definitely much closer to the food source while on the dock. In fact they were almost standing on the food source’s feet.

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Egan’s Creek

Egan’s Creek runs pretty much through the whole center of the island. It’s a great refuge for wildlife and fishermen. It borders a beautiful marsh that connects it with Ft. Clinch State Park. Really nice for nature lovers.

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Summertime…

…and the livin’ is easy. Amelia Island kids are like kids everywhere; they just find a good place to drop a line and then enjoy the day. It seems to me that the kids around here have a few more fishing options than where I grew up, but we had a few more hills to […]

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Sunday Jazz in the Garden

The Les DeMerle Jazz All Stars played this afternoon in the courtyard of Joe’s Second Street Bistro for a great concert on a perfect Sunday afternoon. As you can see, it was sold out. If you’re a fan of jazz, you might be interested to note that Les sponsors the Amelia Island Jazz Festival in […]

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Katie Ride

David and Susan Caples, organizers and sponsors of the Katie Ride for Life, an event to raise awareness and funds for organ and tissue donation. Katie was their high- school aged daughter from whose tragic death they found inspiration to give others a chance for life. Riders of all ages and abilities participated on this […]

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