Kathy & I are in Florida for a few days trying to escape the (relative) cold of home. We’re currently in Captiva Island waiting out a wet and windy day. But I’m not looking for sympathy – even at a chilly 62 degrees it’s a lot warmer here than at home, and even warmer than those of you farther north!
Getting close to the end of this visit, probably the best sunset so far, other than the one with the boats. Toss-up….
This one is for my buddy Monte – wishing nothing but the best for his upcoming adventure. Hoping for no complications and a complete and speedy recovery! 🙂
A little chilly and windy today, so we stayed close to the ground. Not Ohio or Minnesota chilly – 50’s – but chilly for the beach. 😉
I didn’t take too many photos today but ended up with a couple of interesting ones. This is one of them, I’ll save the others for later!
We’ve been seeing these guys around since we got here but I hadn’t gotten a good look at them while I had a camera and was in a good position for a photo. Caught them this afternoon on our way back to the beach. Some of the weekenders had been feeding them carrots, so I think they were looking for another handout from us. But we know better!
I really love the look of a wide angle lens on the beach at low tide. Lots of interesting foreground, and a dramatic sky just adds to the appeal! Not a lot of big-time color, but enough to be interesting.
We took a road trip to Georgia today and visited St. Simon’s Island and Brunswick. The Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick is surrounded by these amazing Live Oak trees, complete with Spanish Moss. This photo just begins to do them justice.
From the local tourism board website:
The Historic Brunswick Courthouse is situated in a grove of live oaks within Magnolia Square—one of the historic parks and squares used to house livestock as a community pasture. The parcel was purchased in 1905 from the City for $1.00. Today it is still surrounded by mossy live oak trees in addition to trees of foreign origin including Tung and Chinese pistachio. The courthouse was designed by New Jersey architect Charles Alling Gifford of the New York firm Gifford & Bates. Gifford’s work is notable within the National Historic Landmark District on Jekyll Island, principally Sans Souci Apartments (1896), Mistletoe Cottage (1900), and Jekyll Island Clubhouse Annex (1901). The cornerstone was laid on December 27, 1906 and construction was completed on December 18, 1907 at a total cost of $97,613. Restoration work began in the early 1990’s. Noted as a fine example of Neoclassical Revival style or Beaux Arts (fine arts) architecture that flourished, 1885-1920, this impressive building is still widely known for its exceptional beauty. Beaux Arts combines ancient Greek & Roman forms with Renaissance ideas and is an eclectic Neoclassical style. Design suggests interlinking philosophy of justice: four identical entrances complement interior columns leading to justice; an intricate iron stair rail suggests delicate balance and the frailties of man. The new Glynn County Courthouse is located immediately north of the structure and opposite the Courthouse at 1709 Reynolds Street, the Mahoney-McGarvey House is known as one of the finest examples of Carpenter Gothic architecture in Georgia.
Nasty big waves and wind at the beach today – there was essentially no beach at all at high tide! Spent some time walking through the neighborhood and liked the rows of mail boxes with sequential numbers. Especially the one with the upside down 7!