Wednesday, January 21, 2009

St. Marks Time Warp

On MLK Day, there was no school, so after lunch and the chores and errands had been completed, we made a run down to the lighthouse at St. Marks. It was a gray day and some of the critters seemed to have been a little confused as to the time. We saw three deer and a small bobcat ---deer and cat were not together---at three o'clock in the afternoon. Here are two of the deer, or possibly a two-headed deer. I thought it was a nice pose.

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There were more wading birds and ducks than we have seen lately.

An eagle was near its nest.

The no-see-ums were out in force, despite the brisk breeze and cool temperatures.

Our son had been down there leading a group from UF on Thursday and said the strong north wind had blown the water out of the bay and there were just mud flats for further out than he had seen before. He said he was able to walk out on the old pilings of this dock.

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As a Christmas present for B this year, I took a carousel of old 35mm slides and had them copied onto a CD. Here are two from the bunch.

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This is how that dock looked in the mid 1970's. Time has taken its toll.

I guess we have also had our share of wear and tear and weathered a few storms in the past 35 years, but we too are still standing.

3 comments:

wlh said...

That was a nice reminder. I had forgotten that old dock.

Anonymous said...

That's so cool! Since I'm around your son's age I've never seen what the dock looked like. Please post more of these types of posts.

Kimberlee said...

Love your sighting of the illusive two-headed deer! :)
Great find!