Greetings with masks doned
Eyes smiling from both of us
Humor moves us forward
Nerves nearly worn thin
Greetings wash all fears away
Moments of normal
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge
Ponce de Leon Lighthouse is the tallest in Florida at 175 feet (53.34 meters) high and the second tallest in the United States behind the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina. It is equipped with a Third Order Fresnel lens and shines out 17 nautical miles (32 kilometers or 20 miles).
Work started on the tower in the fall of 1740 by the Spanish to guard the Matanzas Inlet which was at the mouth of the Matanzas River and could provide a backdoor to the City Of St. Augustine. St. Augustine’s primary defense system was centered around Castillo de San Marcos, the main fort in the now historic district of St. Augustine.
There was so much character in this shell that I had to stop and take notice. I shot its front side and then turned it over and shot the back side. Looks like a heart, not just in shape, but possibly with the valves pumping life. This shell hasn’t seen much action in years, maybe centuries!
My fascination with lighthouses goes back over 15 years when I started collecting them. It wasn’t until this year that we actually drove over to the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge that I finally checked this off my bucket list. It was a two-fer because we went over looking for the American Flamingo.
Signs, Signs, Everywhere are Signs
The feature image if you can see it is the Church Doors to the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida.
Once of the things that Texas is known for is the elaborately built County Courthouses. My hometown has one of the most iconic courthouses in the state. This is top of the Wise County Courthouse in Decatur, Texas. It is the masterpiece in the… Continue Reading “SQUARE TOPS – Looking at the Top – Wise County Courthouse”
Today, I present to you the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse at the Ponce Inlet near New Smyrna Beach, Florida between St. Augustine and Cape Canaveral. This cylinder lighthouse is the tallest in Florida at 175 feet high and the second tallest in the United… Continue Reading “SQUARE TOPS – Looking at the Top – Ponce Lighthouse”
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