Archive for August, 2010

The Diary of Preston Plummer

Tonight is the last night of filming on Amelia Island for the cast and crew of The Diary of Preston Plummer, an independent film that’s been evolving on the island over the last three weeks – and it’s ending with a party scene in the house next door.  When the location manager told us that […]

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The Lilliputian Huts Are Back

We usually get a pretty good crop of mushrooms this time of year, but with all of the evening showers that we’ve been getting over the last week, there are some pretty impressive crops popping up.  The conditions are just about perfect right now and I have to say that this is the best one […]

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The Shaggy Dog?

This is either a Disney character or a friendly bear enjoying a nice ride through Fernandina.  Either way, he seems to be enjoying the nice island breeze through his window.  Maybe he’s in town for the big Amelia Island Great Southern Tailgate Coo-Off this weekend.  I’ve smelled a few bbq practice rounds wafting on the […]

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Oh I Love a Rainy Night

We finally seem to be getting into our evening summer thunderstorm pattern.  I’m trying to ignore the fact that we’re two weeks from Labor Day and the “summer” is almost over and just be grateful for the rain that we’re getting now.  Everyone’s lawns look pretty sad:  so sad that the Florida Times Union did […]

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Beautiful Clouds

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. ~Rabindranath Tagore Fairbanks House – Amelia Island

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Fernandina Construction Boom

In addition to several restaurants being added onto or spruced up, there are houses that are actually being built in the Historic District.  This one right here, on Ash Street, seemed to go up overnight.  It’s always nice to see any sign of economic recovery, but it’s particulary nice to see it close to home. Fairbanks […]

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Our Neighborhood Red-Tailed Hawk

We have a very large and very old oak tree out in front of Fairbanks House that was hit by lightning several years ago and was subsequently left with a naked limb.  It’s been like that for several years but doesn’t seem to be showing signs of coming down anytime soon.  So, by night, two owls take up […]

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Jazz Jam at Indigo Alley

Bill and I dropped in to the Tuesday night jazz jam at Indigo Alley last night.  It’s a small place but there were quite a few musicians – including a great singer – that showed up, and they managed to sound as if they’d been playing together forever.  Indigo Alley has music just about every […]

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The Shops at Amelia Island Plantation

We’re really fortunate to have lots of good shopping on the island: in the Historic District, at the consignment shops and at the resorts.  We frequently send our guests down to Amelia Island Plantation because they’ve got a nice collections of interesting shops, a spa and a good deli (and ice cream shop!).  And it’s […]

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Darts in Fernandina

I know that I told you about the Dog Star Tavern last night but I neglected to show you the dart area, which I think is really cool.  I just love the look of exposed brick in a bar.  And there are lots of opportunities for that in Fernandina.  The Dog Star has used it […]

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