Sharks Along the Coast of Florida and Why We Don’t Care

You may have heard the recent story of a half eaten shark washing ashore on New Smyrna Beach, in Florida. This is where I live, and it’s the beach I visit most often.  Usually shark stories involve people being bitten, but this time the shark got chomped, presumably by a much larger shark. And he…

The Deadly Bacteria in Florida Sea Water

My son, who lives in Florida, called me last night and said there had been nine deaths there from people simply going into the ocean water. Of course that news won’t be widely reported (and I hadn’t seen anything about it up here in the northeast) since Florida is a tourist state.  And the ratio…

Florida Waterways, Lakes, Backwater, Ocean and Gulf Water

Florida is not only surrounded by water, it is full of water.  There is literally water everywhere in this state that sits barely above sea level in many places.   That little lake in your backyard may dry up and become a shallow hole when a drought hits, but it will fill up again nicely when…

The Ocean For Your Wall

I have a friend who I work with at Zazzle and he takes beautiful scenic photos of the Pacific northwest, including the ocean along the Oregon coast. I live in New Hampshire and have never been west of Kentucky, but viewing Tom’s photos take me to beautiful places I will most likely never see in…