Monday, November 18, 2019

Eat Fresh Seafood

Where I now live there is a type of restaurant that is called a "fish camp". I guess these can be found throughout the south. They serve fresh local fish and shellfish with a southern twist and in a lively atmosphere. This particular establishment is known as the North Beach Fish Camp and I can highly recommend everything on the menu, although I always order the same thing each time... shrimp and grits.

I just can't figure out how they make it so delicious.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Stuff in the tree

I usually don't have a problem titling posts, they seem to just pop into my head, but this time nothing came to mind. Consequently I have provided this inelegant inscription.

This tree was overtaken by so called "Spanish Moss" which is neither Spanish nor a moss, but created a tangle of subtle color and form.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Retention pond

All over Florida you see these ponds as buffers for holding rainwater, but they also are constructed to help drain the land, making it more suitable for buildings and roads. That does not mean that developers and engineers can randomly decide to create these pools without restriction. I know that county and state governments have strict rules about such things.

For example, in the community where I live, a section of protected wetland needed to be filled to connect a road. To compensate for the loss it was determined that a new wetland needed to be constructed in an adjacent area. Wildlife depends on the diversity of land for survival. These rules are in place to protect the essential character of the region.

Thursday, October 17, 2019


Taking photos at a zoo is always a challenge because there is always clutter around and behind the animals that take away from the subject. Close-ups are a a way to deal with this problem... in this case, an extreme close-up.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019