Archive for July, 2008

The Trolley House

Back in the day, the trolley (originally horse-drawn) figured prominently in public transportation on the island. Not only did it ride throughout the downtown area – including right past our house – but it went out to the beach as well. Transportation options were few; unless you had enough money for a carriage or a […]

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Nice Day for a Jet Ski Ride

Looks like these folks are probably headed over to Cumberland Island for some wild horse spottin’. Jet skis are not allowed to land on Cumberland but the drive-by is still nice.

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50 With Attitude

This must be the year for all of the cool women to turn 50. Witness this fabulous group that checked out today. Just like last week’s group, Denise, Susan and Ann attacked the milestone properly – by celebrating Amelia Island style. In fact, these ladies had such a great time at the Ritz Carlton spa […]

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On a Flower Kick

There are so many pretty flowers out right now that I can’t help but point my camera in their direction. I never get tired of them. I hope that you don’t…

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Pretty Garden Visitor

This lovely butterfly was showing his (or her…anyone?) appreciation for our new drought-tolerant gardens today. I found that a happy bonus to xeriscaping is that most of the plants that we’ve used would be natural selections for a butterfly garden. Now that the new gardens are blooming well, we’re attracting our unfair share of butterflies […]

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Her Pots Runneth Over

One of my favorite houses, the Easter Egg Cottage (my name for it), has so many flowers in the yard that the owner has finally decided to make a new garden on the sidewalk. Good idea; arrange the pots any way that you want and then change the whole garden tomorrow.

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Pretty Entry

This house three doors down from us actually has two entrances and I only look at the one on Seventh Street. Just for the heck of it I walked around the block the other way and just noticed how pretty their other entrance looks after their new paint job. Take a new route tomorrow; you […]

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Heavy Metal Cats

Or maybe light metal cats but they make me smile anyway. In fact, almost everything at Patricia Ezzell’s gallery makes me smile. Lots of whimsy, bright colors, fun pieces and a happy little house for a gallery; what more could you want?

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Jumpin’ With the Girls

We had a particularly wacky group of girls all celebrating their 50th birthdays this weekend and, since this is my big year too (I’m the oldest in the group), I was invited to join in the traditional jump.On closer inspection you’ll see that it wasn’t me, but a serial killer in a wig. What the? […]

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Whitby Quinn

These locals did a nice concert on Centre Street this afternoon featuring songs from their new cd “She’s Gone”. I enjoyed it very much. If you’d like to take a listen or buy their cd (I am), here’s their website where you can hear the first four tunes. Pretty catchy.

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