The first railroad to connect the east and west coasts of Florida running from Fernandina Beach to Cedar Key. This railroad is no longer used for commuters. It does stay busy transporting goods and supplies to the local industries.
Original photo taken in Fernandina Beach, FL on Amelia Island.
I picked up this colorful hat at a street market in Funchal on the island of Madeira, Portugal a couple of years ago. The hat is a round knit woven toque in bright colors with a flat top and embroidery - typical of the region. It sits on a bookshelf in the living room keeping company with a doll I made many years ago.
I had a great time on my trip to Amelia Island. Betty is the best travel companion. We accomplished so much. I with my photography and Betty with her paintings. It was a wonderful get away.
We planned the trip around the opening of my art exhibit at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum in Ormond Beach, FL. Fantastic gallery space - wonderful staff and the gardens outside the museum are really beautiful. The reception was a great success - lots of people and positive comments.
It was my pleasure to exhibit with Antuco Chicaiza. His mixed media art is so powerful. Check it out! Antuco's family (wife and 3 children) were in attendance at the reception too. It was so nice to meet them.
There are a number of these beautiful fountains on Centre Street and neighboring area in the historic section of Fernandina. It took several tries before I got the camera settings right to capture the water drops. I get so frustrated sometimes that I am sorely tempted to switch back to aperture priority mode rather than manual, but I did get it right in the end.
The skies are so gorgeous just before dawn. I couldn't resist taking my camera with me on my morning walk. It gets a bit heavy hanging around my neck, but scenes like this are well worth it.
My friend, Betty, and I are on our first annual girls' art week getaway. We're concentrating on our art. Betty paints - I plan to work on my photography skills. It was a 7 hour drive from Naples. We talked and laughed so much that the time few by!
We're renting a condo a couple of blocks from the Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island. It is truly beautiful!