Originally posted, July 24, 2009. When we lived in Florida, St. Augustine was one of our favorite get-a-way spots. St. Augustine is a beautiful old city full of history, funky cool shops and of course the beach. I really love the contrast between the colors of the sky and the silhouette of the trees.
Originally posted January 9, 2011. Built between 1672-1695, the Castillo de San Marcos is still an imposing structure. It was built by the Spanish to protect the town of San Augustine. It was constructed from coquina and built in a star shape. Despite numerous assaults and the town changing hands the fortress was never conquered. … Continue reading TDZ Retrospective: Fortress
For Throwback Thursday, I'm revisiting (re-posting) some pictures from a trip that The Big Guy and I took to St. Augustine Beach in 2008. The Big Guy insisted on taking my picture. The Big Guy. Isn't he cute? Love you Babe. The black dots are surfers. They were about the only ones in the water … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: A Day at the Beach Revisted
Built between 1672-1695, the Castillo de San Marcos is still an imposing structure. It was built by the Spanish to protect the town of San Augustine. It was constructed from coquina and built in a star shape. Despite numerous assaults and the town changing hands the fortress was never conquered. One purpose of the fort … Continue reading Fortress
Several years ago I made a multi-dimensional painting of an owl on glass for a friend. The Big Guy has been asking me to make one for him. This past week I finally got it painted. The Big Guy wanted me to paint the light house in St. Augustine, Fl. The painting is on 2 … Continue reading Sky Watch Friday: My Latest Project
The Big Guy and I are from Texas but currently live in Florida. Today I thought I would show the contrast between my two worlds. The world where I grew up is quite different from where I live now. I now live in a world where things are green year round. Trees are very tall … Continue reading My World Tuesday: My World of Contrast
The original St. Augustine Lighthouse was a converted Spanish tower. A brick tower was built in 1824. The current lighthouse was completed in 1874 and remained in operation through at least the 1980s. I cannot remember the when it was decommissioned and could not find the date on line See more ABC Wednesday or ABC … Continue reading L is for Lighthouse