Friday, June 26, 2009

Don't Miss the Good Stuff

I've said it before... if you insist on driving everywhere you go, you miss the good stuff. On a walk down Fairpoint Dr. recently, Margaret decided to take some photos of the unique garden decor of one of our neighbors. "There are some very interesting people in Gulf Breeze," Margaret says. Good stuff.

Monday, June 22, 2009


A skateboarder ignores the oppressive June heat at the Sunset Skate Park, a popular hangout for young people year-round.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


The Northwest Florida Gulf Coast has a unique brand of wilderness, consisting of scrubby sand dunes, stands of pine and oak, and blinding white sand beaches, populated mostly by shore birds and snakes. At the newly reopened Ft. Pickens Area of the Gulf Islands National Seashore - just across Santa Rosa Sound from Gulf Breeze - there are still stark reminders of hurricanes Ivan (Sept. 2004) and Dennis (July 2005). The recovery is ongoing...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Seaside Sepia

Just a couple more from our short visit to Seaside. The simplicity of the architecture, while extraordinarily beautiful in the soft pastels the town is famous for, is especially lovely in sepia as well. Margaret captured a sign at Sundog Books, and a pair of ocean-front cottages.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Boy and His Board

What summertime is all about - a boy heads for the beach on a Friday afternoon in the town of Seaside, Florida.

Sunset over Pensacola Bay

Margaret's latest sunset shot, taken Thursday evening looking towards NAS Pensacola from Ft. Pickens gate on Santa Rosa Island.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pensacola Beach at Sunset

At Pensacola Beach as the sun sets on Wednesday evening, the colors of the sea, sky and sand deepen.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Pick me!

Surfboards at Innerlight, waiting silently, patiently, for the chance to go for a ride...

Man's first death is the random potential
Of aeons before conception,
And the surf, merging life with form,
The surf is creation and rebirth.

- from "Cicada Sun" by Hugh Cook

Friday, June 5, 2009

Doors ~ Ft. Barrancas

One of the more beautiful doors inside Ft. Barrancas, onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

School's Out!

Local businesses in Gulf Breeze proper are wonderfully accommodating to school kids who gather to socialize in the afternoons. Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream is just one of the after-school destinations for friends throughout the school year. Margaret took this picture Friday as she and her friends were enjoying a treat and signing yearbooks.