If there is standing water anywhere in Florida, fresh, salt or brackish (mix of fresh & salt), an American alligator could be lurking. Just like any wild animal, you don’t feed them and in most cases they will not bother you.
Chubby Wise claimed the song for years and played it on the Grand Ole Opry every week. Ervin Rouse (the writer) and Wise took a trip to Jacksonville, Florida, boarding and touring the train, Orange Blossom Special at the Jacksonville Terminal.
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).
Just waiting for the fishermen to throw back those unwanted fish. Smart or Lazy? You be the judge!
These sunset photos were taken almost 10 years ago when we lived on the St. Johns River. Within a matter of minutes, the colors changed from a pink and orange sky to more of a yellow and blue sky as some storm clouds moved in.
The word “merganser” comes from Latin meaning “plunging goose”.
The feature image if you can see it is the Church Doors to the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida.
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