10.26.2008

A Concert!

What a great weekend! Go, go, go yesterday. Then today we chilled out! Wonderful. So here is how it went.

First, I took some early morning pictures of the city from the parking garage at work. Best part of the day...it went quickly downhill after that.

City lights
City at Dawn


Under the bridge
Under the Bridge


Then work was over and the weekend began. Saturday had all sorts of action. It began with breakfast on the way to a destination. This dining establishment was new to us, but not new by any stretch of the imagination. When we passed by it, I shouted, "Let's eat there!" It was a block from the ocean. So, it had the beachy casual feel. To a fault. It was crusty. It had all the windows open. All doors open. No screens. A dog was laying on the cab of a truck parked in front of the cafe, looking in the cafe at his owner. It was 9:30 AM, and this was a conversation heard behind us. "Would you like a beer with that?" "Sure, why not." D is not one to frequent such dives. I, on the other hand, have a cast iron stomach, so I'm fool-hearty. (Nikki and I have eaten tacos in Tijuana, Mexico from a Guatemalan that brought said tacos out of an alley. Obviously we don't give much thought to our intestinal well being.) I told D it would give him character. I'm sorry to say, the food was not good. (Unlike the alley tacos...some of the best I ever had.) But, you have to take chances.

On top of truck
Waiting at the Pomars


Pomar's
ummmm....charming?


Ice Cold BEER
Ice Cold BEER


Snow Cones...Cold Drinks
Snow Cones...Cold Drinks


After we dined, and I use the term loosely, we headed on down the road (A1A) until we got to Fort Matanzas National Monument.

Fort Matanzas
Entrance


Live Oaks
Live oaks at the park


There is a ferry that takes people over to Rattlesnake Island where the fort is. But, when we were there, it was on a some sort of delay, so we didn't make it to the fort. But, we did see it from the dock.

Fort Matanzas, built 1740-1742
Fort Matanzas, built 1740-1742


Rocks & Water
By the ferry


No ferry to the fort, so we took a nice nature walk. Beautiful.

Matanzas Nature Walk
Beginning of the walk


The Pass
The Pass


Massacre by Menendez
Massacre by Menendez


"The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine!Feels at each thread, and lives along the line."

"The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine!Feels at each thread, and lives along the line. "
¸.•*´¨`♥ Alexander Pope ~ An Essay on Man


"Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods, And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt..."

"Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods, And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt..."
¸.•*´¨`♥ William Allingham


Gray clouds
Gray Clouds


Going in
Going surfin'


bikin & fishin
Biking and fishing


Stern
Stern


"Your done, once you're a surfer you're done. You're in. It's like the mob or something. You're not getting out."

"Your done, once you're a surfer you're done. You're in. It's like the mob or something. You're not getting out."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Kelly Slater ~ Step into Liquid


After enjoying the morning at the park, we went home. And we got ready for The Steve Miller Band concert! It was at the amphitheater in St. Augustine. What a great crowd and lovely night for a concert.

Bridge work at dusk
Bridge work on the way to concert


Steve Miller Band 14
Steve Miller Band


Steve Miller Band 8
Rockin'


Steve Miller Band 7
The Crowd


feelin' it
Feelin' it!

10.23.2008

Laid back Sunday

A little ride into St. Augustine for breakfast. Have I ever shared that I dislike cooking breakfast on most days? Too many dirty dishes too early in the morning. Occasionally I will do pancakes or waffles on a Sunday morning. Occasionally. This Sunday was not that occasion.

"He was my cream, and I was his coffee - And when you poured us together, it was something."

"He was my cream, and I was his coffee - And when you poured us together, it was something."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Josephine Baker


A1A!!!
At the foot of Bridge of Lions


Castillo de San Marcos
Castillo de San Marcos


"Another tired afternoon, another dusty motel room"

"Another tired afternoon, another dusty motel room"
¸.•*´¨`♥ When the Day turns into Night - Busted


"The elf's eyes suddenly open, and Frodo falls face forward into the marshes"

"The elf's eyes suddenly open, and Frodo falls face forward into the marshes"
¸.•*´¨`♥ The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers


Black & White
Black & White


It's all about pink   >
It's all about pink


Pumpkin & friends
Pumpkin & Friends


Corn, pumpkin & mums
Corn, pumpkin & mums


White center
White center


"Someday, I will be a beautiful butterfly, and then everything will be better."

"Someday, I will be a beautiful butterfly, and then everything will be better."
¸.•*´¨`♥ A Bug's Life


Pumpkins in a row
Pumpkins in a row


Here is our dog. He must not like the publicity, because he will never look at me when I have my camera. This is about the best I can do...short of dangling a steak over my head.

Stinky Pete...the dark side
Stinky Pete...the dark side


The day started with coffee. Ended with wine. (This particular glass of wine is
Orlinda Gold Wine from Sumner Crest Winery Portland, TN) All in all, a very good day!

"Good wine is a necessity of life for me."

"Good wine is a necessity of life for me.
¸.•*´¨`♥ Thomas Jefferson

10.20.2008

Veggie Shopping

After work today I went to the Farmers Market in Jacksonville to pick up some veggies. This market is all about business. Nothing crafty going on here. Don't even think about it. So, I suppose it is a good thing I was in the market for a few veggies. My haul? Potatoes, 2 bunches of asparagus, several cloves of garlic, a bag of onions, and 2 bunches of bananas.

This first picture pretty much sums up the neighborhood I have to go through to get to the market. You have to be a die-hard farmer's market shopper to go to this one.

divorce...a bargain
Divorce...a bargain


"The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square, and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe."

"The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square, and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Lowe's Produce  >
Lowe's Produce


Red Bin
Red Bin


"—a life fed by the bounty of earth and sweetened by the airs of heaven."

"—a life fed by the bounty of earth and sweetened by the airs of heaven."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Douglas William Jerrold



Jasheed "100 strangers" #12
Jasheed "100 strangers" #12

10.19.2008

You guessed it....St. Augustine

Have I expressed my growing love for St. Auggie? Yes? Well, I won't bore you to tears with how each little street, every doorway, fence, bridge and home makes me smile. No. I won't. But, I will show you some more pictures.

There is work being done on the Bridge of Lions. The wall that was built in the river/sound amazes me.

Hole in water
Hole in the water


Working on Bridge of Lions
Bridge work



Sea flags
Flags by the water


These are from the sweetest little farmers market on the east coast. Quite possibly, the sweetest this side of the Mississippi. I'll stop now.

Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.

“Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.”
¸.•*´¨`♥ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr


"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
¸.•*´¨`♥ George Eliot


Squash in Bowl
Squash in a bowl


Wire Smoke
Wire Smoke


Limes & Swirls
Limes & Swirls


"Her colors are pink and pink"

"Her colors are pink and pink"
¸.•*´¨`♥ M'Lynn ...Steel Magnolia


Purple Jug
Purple Jug


Purple berry
Purple Berry


"The artist, like the God of creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible..."

"The artist, like the God of creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible..."
¸.•*´¨`♥ James Joyce


Aqua Bowl
Aqua Swirls


"Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits."

"Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits."
¸.•*´¨`♥ Samuel Butler


From there we went for a drive through Anastasia State Park. It was stunningly beautiful. The seashore, trees, marshlands and seaoats. Oh. The seaoats. D wanted pictures of seaoats for a while...so here they are. And one more over at Sharondipity Photography.

The dune
The Dune


Purple Grasses
Purple Grasses


Over the marsh to the ocean
Over the marsh


Seaoats
Seaoats


Dune fence
Dune Fence


Against the wind
Against the wind


Beach hats...his & hers
Beach hats...his & hers


Lighthouse on horizon
Lighthouse on horizon


Seaoats & blue sky
Seaoats & blue skies


"here's to the hearts an' the hands of the men, that come with the dust and are gone with the wind"

"here's to the hearts an' the hands of the men, that come with the dust and are gone with the wind"
¸.•*´¨`♥ Bob Dylan


"Every time you pick up a grain of sand you hold a universe in the palm of your hand."

"Every time you pick up a grain of sand you hold a universe in the palm of your hand.
¸.•*´¨`♥ 7 Faces of Dr. Lao



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