Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ponte Vedra Beach

Sand painting
Photo by Mark M.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ponte Vedra Beach

Atlantic Beach at low tide
Photo by Mark M.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Ponte Vedra Beach

Forster's terns
Photo by Mark M.
I.D. by Mike M.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Ponte Vedra Beach

Atlantic Ocean
Photo by Mark M.

This is a panorama. Please click on image for best viewing.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ponte Vedra Beach

Photo by Mark M.

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

St. Lucie County

Sandhill cranes
Photo by Mike M., our Central Florida correspondent

Thursday, December 18, 2008


St. Johns River
Watercolor by M. Gayle M.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Ft. Caroline National Memorial


Photo by Mark M.

From the National Park Service:

Three hundred colonists left France to establish a permanent settlement in North America. The colonists consisted of some of the best as well as some of the worst elements of French society. Included were some of the leading families of France, wearing gilded armor and brightly colored clothes. Other representatives of French society included artisans to provide entertainment and produce drawings, and laborers to build the fort. The desire for permanency was illustrated by the inclusion of women, of whom at least four had husbands. Most were Huguenots, but there were also Catholics and agnostics. The colonists were seeking opportunity and freedom in a distant land.

Capturing the Events on Paper

French artist Jacques le Moyne de Morgues came with Laudonniere to Florida in 1564. His job was to paint images of the people, flora and fauna, and geography of this part of the New World. Le Moyne was one of the few who escaped from Fort de la Caroline when the Spanish attacked in 1565. He found refuge on a French boat, along with Laudonniere and several others, and returned to Europe, where he recreated from memory scenes of the New World.

More can be found here.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Eagles at Huguenot Park

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Bald eagles with juveniles
Photos by Maria M.

A total of six eagles on the beach. Very, very rare for North Florida

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ft. George River


Photo by Mark M.
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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Passing by

For those of you who are just passing by, you might want to click on the ad for Florida's three ads in. It's Lake County's eco-tourism website and very much in keeping the La Florida website. I hope to get down there next year.

Nathan Krestul Park

Spanish moss
Photo by Wes Lester
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Friday, December 5, 2008

Camp Milton Historic Preserve

Southern magnolia
Photo by Wes Lester
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

St. Augustine


Roseate spoonbills
Photo by Mark M.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008