Archive for July, 2010

Fernandina Flower Baskets

The Centre Street Basket program continues to thrive in Fernandina.  Several local businesses have generously sponsored flower baskets up and down Centre Street with fabulous results.  Sadly, there were some early thefts – most likely teens – but, undeterred, the businesses just replaced the originals with bigger and better displays.  Coupled with the Shrimp Art […]

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Plumbago

This bright beautiful shrub is quite prolific this time of year, choking off sidewalks. driveways, patios and porches.  But when contained, it really brightens up the landscape.  There are alot of purple flowers, but very few true blue, so it’s a popular addition to many gardens on Amelia Island.  I love it, but when we […]

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Revolutionary War on Amelia Island

Most of our guests just think of us as a quaint, charming, scenic, bucolic island with beautiful beaches, great restaurants, interesting shopping and natural wonders. And they’re right. Except that we’ve got history too. We’re the only place in the country that’s been under the rule of eight flags, hence “The Isle of Eight Flags,” […]

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My 1000th Blog Post – Cut It or Keep It?

I mean my hair!  Of course I’m going to keep blogging!  When I checked the totals on my Blogger dashboard, I noticed that I’d done 999 posts so I decided that the 1000th should be something different.  This is what 1000 blog posts worth of hair looks like.  I’ve had it cut a few times […]

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Fernandina Beach

I post so many photos of town that some of you my wonder if I’ve ever get to the beach.  The answer is… not very much.  The busy life of an innkeeper doesn’t allow for too many beach days and I enjoy the ever-changing views in the Historic District so much that I rarely take […]

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Manatee!

It’s not at all unusual to see manatees around here in the warmer months but there have been a couple of very friendly ones hanging around the Fernandina Beach marina for the last week or so, making themselves quite at home – much to everyone’s delight.  The boaters have been obliging by hanging a hose […]

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The Chandlery Building

For my money, the Chandlery building is one of our prettiest downtown Fernandina structures.  The detail is just so beautiful.  It was built after the fire of 1876, but the third floor wasn’t added until 1901.  Today, it houses two great stores:  the Pineapple Patch ladies’ shop (known for their Vera Bradley selection) and French Market Antiques, one […]

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Fernandina Town Cat in Repose

Ahhh, the life of a cat in Fernandina.  So many porches for naps, so many food bowls for lunch, so many lizards to chase, so many nice days to soak up the sun, so many restaurants with soft-hearted cooks, so many leashed dogs to taunt, and so many friendly faces to gaze upon you.  Who […]

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Amelia Island’s Naked Cowboy?

I don’t know who this guy is, but with his silver-inlay sombrero and his Barbi pink electric guitar, I’m wondering if he has aspirations to be our Naked Cowboy.  I’m thinking that the act wouldn’t last too long here but – hey – thanks for trying, buddy.  And, if that’s your normal beach attire, I […]

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Fernandina Sunsets

Speak a thousand words… Fairbanks House – Amelia Island

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