Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak
"Spacious Skies"

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

An Octopus Garden In the Shade

"I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden in the shade
He'd let us in, knows where we've been
In his octopus' garden in the shade
I'd ask my friends to come and see
An octopus' garden with me
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden in the shade."  Beatles 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Dark Clouds Drooping Over Pellicer Creek

The rain started as soon as I took these pictures.  I love the formation of clouds; their shapes take on characteristics of many creatures, earthly and sometimes Divine. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Gothic Trees of Faver Dykes

The Spanish moss was heavy and the strong wind swirl around the trees.  Several of the tree branches were entwined like growing vines with far reaching fingers of hanging moss.  It was a most unusual scene. Should be in a Gothic movie.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pellicer Creek

Pellicer Creek winds along Florida's east coast highways down to the Matanzas River. Pellicer Creek is a birding site with nature trails; it has more than one hundred bird species seen during spring and fall migrations. Definetly plan to go canoing on the creek later in the spring. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

An Old Wash Pot and a Rusty Red Truck - Aging Can be Beautiful

An old wash pot sits in the front yard and a rusty red truck is parked on the side.  I sure do miss my great-grandma Dink Brown!  She lived in a house similar to this one 50 years ago in Cherokee County. Someone must love this place; after all, the grass is cut, there are no weeds and the house looks as good as my great grandmas before they tore hers down.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!  I think this place is beautiful!

The Door Will Open through Understanding

Sometimes the door will open only when you understand why it was shut in the first place.  Some of us are ordained to be artist, teachers, writers, counselors...  Our emphasis should be "Lord, here's what I want" to "Lord, what do you want?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Fishing for Life's serene moments

This area was a favorite place to pull up your chair and cast a fishing line.  Fishing from the river banks is still popular on the Intracoastal creeks and rivers.  Quiet, blissful, a place to contemplate life's serene moments.

Friday, March 4, 2011

A Drowsy, Dreamy Influence Where Artesian Water flows....

"A pleasing land of drowsy head it was,
Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye;
And of gay castles in the clouds that pass,
Forever flushing round a summer sky..."
Castle of Indolence, D. Knickerbocker

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Crossing Over Cherokee Grove

The original name of Princess Place Preserve was Cherokee Grove.  On a small island they built a park with picnic tables and a gorgeous veiw of the marsh and river.