St. Mary’s River

St. Mary’s River from the bridge near St. George, Georgia, facing up-river, to the south.   June 16, 2014 . Florida is on the left and Georgia is to the right, in this photo.

St. Mary's River ⓒBearspawprint 2014

St. Mary’s River ⓒBearspawprint 2014


What Could Be More Interesting Than A Mud Puddle?

Even Karate’ Kid(s) about to be in a parade have to check out the mud puddles.
Just outside of the photo frame are fire engines, motorcycle police, a Wells Fargo Stage Coach with four horses, an antique Jeep, the Beauty Queen in a convertible, people in odd costumes, marching bands warming up, floats, and more ….. so what do small boys  observe?  Well, of course, they study the mud puddles.  Wouldn’t you?
ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

PARADE PREP MAY DAY ⓒ Bearspawprint  2014

PARADE PREP MAY DAY ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

The Island

….As we continued our errands (which my husband calls “rat killing”)   last Tuesday, February 25,  leaving Jacksonville we headed to Amelia Island driving almost as far as it is possible to drive to the East in Nassau County, Florida, before turning back to the West to head HOME.  HOME is as far West as it is possible to drive in our part of Nassau County. Our property line is the St. Mary’s River, which flows north by HOME, the opposite bank is Georgia.

Amongst other things, our veterinarian is on the Island, my dentist is there, Moses, Dear Son III, went to High School there, and has many of his music gigs there, my favorite county library (where I used to take Roy, Dear son IV, when he was little) is there, and the Island is where I go to view July 4 fireworks.  Even the dentist’s exam rooms have picture windows overlooking a scenic small freshwater lake with turtles, fish jumping, and birds of all sorts, as well as the surrounding gardens.   The only hospital in Nassau County is on the Island.

The day was so warm and sunny, before this little chilly snap, that tourists were milling about, and over half of the car tags were from out of state .

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There has been enough rain lately to wash the skies clean.

Bear … 03.01.2014