Archive for May, 2008

Shrimp Plants

It’s only fitting that Shrimp Plants do well in the home of the modern day shrimping industry. These come in yellow too but I prefer the appropriate pink shrimp color. Lots of folks grow them on the island and, if you’re not careful, they can get to be enormous. If you click on the photo […]

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Meet the Family

Anyone who has been to Amelia Island will tell you that it is an island of cats. Lots and lots of cats. There is an organization called “Cats’ Angels” who rounds up the strays and then spays or neuters them, gives them their shots and puts them back where they found them if they’re too […]

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My Camera is BAAAAAAAAACK !!!!!!

And, BOY, am I excited. I’ve gotten e-mails and calls that tell me that you will be too. Our pelican pals were fun to look at for a few days but they’re getting a bit old now. So I thought that I would shoot a self-portrait to show how happy I am to have my […]

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Pelican Pals

Gee, they make life look so easy.

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While My Camera Gently Weeps

I’ll fill in with some photos from my walks over the past couple of weeks until my camera is fixed. It’s jasmine time now as you can tell by this particularly robust vine with a crunchy letter-covered center. The whole island smells exquisite – beachy on the east side and jasminey on the west. It’s […]

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Ruh-Roh

Well, I’m feeling completely naked. My blog camera is broken! No shrimpfest photos. Nothing of the parade. Nothing of the fireworks. Nothing of the seven streets’ worth of artists and their work. Not a single photo of the 150,000 people here this weekend. And worst of all, NO PIRATES… They say a picture is worth […]

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The Calm Before the Shrimp Storm

This lovely sailboat is calmly docking completely unaware of the 150,000 people who are about to descend on this scene over the weekend. I love it when we have guests who are here before the Shrimp Festival and stay on through the festival so that they can experience the serenity and the hoopla. Otherwise, it’s […]

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The Right Man for the Job

Gil Langley has been the Tourism Director for the island for about six months here. Sometimes we find that we have to “acclimate” the new guy but Gil jumped into the fire right away and hasn’t looked back. Who knew that a Missouri boy would have so much fun mingling with island tourists?

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