Friday, August 28, 2009

The Poles - Saturday Sunrise

This shot was taken right before the sun had completely risen for the day. After this moment, the sky became very light, and dawn had passed.

This is my first week participating in SkyWatch Friday. There are lots of other neat skies around the world -- go check them out!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Poles, another shot

Just another shot of the poles. Wait for tomorrow. Tomorrow is the real prize winner ;)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Poles (part 2)

Here are the poles, the actual poles for which this break is named. They draw the line between Hanna Park and the Mayport Naval Base. A surfer walks out to the ocean with his board.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Poles

The Poles is one of the better surf breaks here in Jax Beach. If a surfer really means business (and they're aggressive enough), they'll fight the crowds for a good wave at The Poles. My husband is an example of one of those guys. Always looking for good waves -- even if it means fighting others for the ride.

This weekend we saw some of the biggest waves we ever see around here due to the enormous swell sent by Hurricane Bill. My husband was checking the surf report and talking about going for days beforehand. So, on Saturday morning at dawn, we drove down to The Poles. Here, you can see him carry our daughter out to the beach as we arrived.

Over the next few days or so, I'll post some photos of that morning at the beach.

Monday, August 24, 2009

And Finally...

With this shot of a greenhouse, our garden tour has come to an end.

I don't know why I like greenhouses so much...maybe it's the idea of a greenhouse. The idea that there's this little enclosed space, and within it are all kinds of growing things, beautiful things. This particular greenhouse was a very simple set-up, but it served it's purpose well, nevertheless.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Yesterday's Sky

I decided to interrupt our little tour of the community garden so that I could give you this. I love it when light hangs out on the edges of the clouds, usually right after it has rained, or right before it's about the begin, as was the case here.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Concrete Flower Box

This caught my eye because I liked the juxtaposition of the hard and heavy concrete box holding these delicate little flowers. I think it makes a nice statement.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Little Flags

Several of the plots in the garden were personalized with figurines or statues or little fences. Most of the decorations were nice, but ordinary -- things you could buy at any hardware store for your garden. I loved this decoration, though. These little flags were obviously handmade, hung with bits of string and sticks poking out of the ground. And each flag had a different message. The only unfortunate thing was that the messages were so faded it was difficult to read what most of them said. The exception was the one that you are now looking at. "Breathe". I like that. Very calming; perfect for a quiet garden on a Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Minding His Own Business...

This little guy was perfectly perched atop a bamboo pole that enclosed someone's plot in the garden, practically begging to be photographed. So I complied, and now you too have the pleasure of enjoying his company.

(click on the picture for a better view)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Water in Black and White

I found this neat little drainage ditch in the creek that runs along the edges of Jarboe Park. I wouldn't trust the water enough to drink it, but I did think the ditch was pretty visually appealing.

With this shot, I'm contributing to Monochrome Monday. Lots of cool stuff over there -- go check it out!
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