A brilliant sky blue seemed suspended, floating above the distant haze, as I approached the Amelia Island Bridge in February of 2014.

Deep Channel Inland Waterway Nassau County Florida ⓒBearspawprint2014  2014-02-25

Deep Channel Inland Waterway Nassau County Florida ⓒBearspawprint2014 2014-02-25



Just Too Pretty To Pass By

In order to keep ahead of the parade, on May Day, so I could take pictures of the FRONT of the my husband as he participated in his first parade, I had to run and cut through side streets.  The problem was that I couldn’t seem to bypass all of the other things that were just too pretty, too pretty for me to pass by without appreciating.   I really had to sprint to get back to the starting point before the parade.  Who knew they would move along so fast?

With rain having fallen heavily most of the day, the light was gorgeous when the clouds finally went out to sea.  Here is a sample of a few of the wonderful things I saw.  I also saw sea-gulls, churches, sky, more sky, clouds, beautiful people, interesting people, children, other buildings, more plants, gorgeous trees …. but I missed most of the parade by staying in front of it.  I did get photos of groups forming up to march, but sixty out of the seventy, or so, group participants were behind the veterans.

These photos are from Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida.

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