Mangroves Are Homes to The Shell-makers and Shell Thieves

The shell-makers are the mollusks, or sea snails, which begin life as tiny creatures who will make stunning and intricate homes we call shells. The shell thieves are the hermit crabs who take over the shells once the mollusk has died and left it empty. Let’s be clear, they have to steal these shells to […]

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ocean view from the two story pavilion

View From the Two-Story Pavilion at Smyrna Dunes Park

This time, on my visit to Smyrna Dunes Park, I walked up to the second story of the tall pavilion located along the boardwalk on the ocean side. It seems there are always people up there, but I went up anyway and got some photos once they left. It was a coolish day in January, […]

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Fun Times In Florida 2018 and Happy New Year

What have I done over the past year? As we say hello to a new year, I’m viewing photos to remind myself. In Spring we visited St. Augustine when my son’s girlfriend came to visit. My two sons and I went down to Merritt Island to watch the SpaceX rocket launch. We ate at our […]

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rocket launch

Spent the Day Waiting For the Falcon Heavy Rocket to Launch

Yesterday I mentioned the launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket (well, 3 rockets together) going up from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. ¬†We live fairly close and could have seen it from our house, but we wanted to find a spot on the water (Mosquito Lagoon) where we could also see the space […]

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