100 Word Challenge: Chaos

prickly pear bloom

This past weekend, I went on a photo hike for the first time in… I don’t remember. It once was my routine to take one weekend day to myself and go somewhere, anywhere nearby for a hike or visit to the beach. Since I live in Florida, and minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, most […]

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Chance encounter

coiled cottonmouth

Grayson Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida – one of my favorite local hiking venues – has the unique distinction of being located between the Gulf of Mexico on one side, and a handful of rare coastal lakes on the other. These lakes are an unusual mix of both salt and fresh water eco-systems. Dividing the two […]

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Three deaths

three orange fungi

Tawny fungi spread Entwined among rotten stumps Beauty grows from death

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Hot on the trail

bluemarkerH

Saturday morning, I went on a photo hike for the first time in months. It was Mojave Hot. I was grateful for what shade I did have, and for the water I remembered to bring. I stayed away from the tourist-packed beaches, and instead took a ramble in the woods around Blackwater River State Park, […]

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Mother Nature’s song

underneath a mushroom

I want to turn the whole thing upside down I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found I’ll share this love I find with everyone We’ll sing and dance to Mother Nature’s songs I don’t want this feeling to go away.” ~ Jack Johnson, “Upside Down”  

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Memorial Day Weekend

poppies

I was up bright and early Saturday morning. Well, early… not so bright. I was awake before sunrise. I had a date with 2,000 other early birds for the 30th Annual Eglin Air Force Base Gate-to-Gate Run/Walk/Ruck. I’ve been there, done that before, and was excited to join in again. The event, held Memorial Day […]

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