Category: Sundays in My City

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2013: A year in photos

These past two weeks were hectic and crazy with all the Christmas prep. A near constant drizzle added a dreary dimension. I stayed inside most of the time trying to stay warm and dry, and working like a maniac to get handmade gifts finished and mailed in time for the holidays. I wasn't completely successful, ...

What’s your sign

I tried going to the beach for my hike this week, but it was just rainy, windy, cold and miserable. I drove downtown instead, and snapped a few photos of street art and old signs. You can click on any image to see a larger photo, or the series as a slideshow. (Photos shot with ...

Graceland

Purchased for only $100,000 in early 1957, Graceland is almost as iconic as its famous owner, Elvis. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006 My fam made the pilgrimage to the King's Memphis house to help our daughter cross off one of her Bucket List items. We wandered around the sprawling "farmhouse" listening ...

No trespassing

I got busted this weekend. When I set out of for my photo hike, I decided to just drive around looking for interesting stuff. That means old buildings, abandoned buildings. There is an old gas station near Crestview. I've stopped there many... many times. Saturday, while I was circling around, trying to get different angles ...

Longleaf Pines

Whenever I drive through Santa Rosa Beach, along scenic Highway 30A, I pass a sign, "for trail parking." Until today, I thought that was for the bike trail that runs parallel to the highway. My daughter and I are planning a day-long bike ride soon, so I decided to check out the site. To my ...

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The Truman Show

This weekend, I invited a friend to join me on a drive out to Seaside. For movie trivia buffs, Seaside is the actual cottage community in Northwest Gulf Coast Florida where "The Truman Show" was filmed. It really does look like a movie backdrop. Our intention was to hike around Grayton Beach, then check out ...

A day at the office

I didn't get out for a dedicated photo hike this week, but I did get a chance to spend some time at the beach, writing and reading. I planned to take some pictures, but it was just so beautiful, all I could do was soak in the sun and ocean breezes. You can click on ...

Hint of fall

Florida is well behind most of the country in its autumn preparations. We are still hovering in the 80s during the day, with a few cool, mid-60 mornings. It will be November before I can wear a sweater comfortably. Even though the fall foliage mainly stays green year-round, we do have a hint of color. ...

The beach is back

Finally! I have my beaches back! My first weekend with room to actually roam, and I had Crystal Beach and parts of the National Seashore all to myself. There are still a few stragglers, but the beaches in Destin and Fort Walton were gloriously sparse. The seagulls were even slightly less vermin-y. There is a small ...