Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Home across from the marina

This beautiful, iconic Cedar Key home is located directly across from the marina. It's a perfect location except for the noise generated by boats and people passing by.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Photographer caught in action

The City Daily Photo theme for March is "People on the street." These people are technically not on the street, they are on a dock connecting to the street trying to get a photograph of a little pin-headed duck or something similar. It was, as you can see, a cool day.

To see other takes on the theme, please click here.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Cedar Key Playground

It was a cool day. Very few people were on the streets of Cedar Key. But on warm weekends, this playground is filled with kids and their parents.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Kayaks ready to go to sea

Warmer weather has arrived and these kayaks will soon be scooting about the Gulf of Mexico!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Deserted beach

There was no one on the beach on this sunny, but cool winters day.

Photo by Lois Anne.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

SR 24 - the road to Cedar Key

From Otter Creek, at Highway 19 and SR 24, it is about 24 miles to Cedar Key. This is what SR 24 looks like.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Big Deck Bar

The Big Deck Bar, located on the Dock, has gone through many changes (name and otherwise) over the years. But it keeps on keeping on. In this latest incarnation, you enter through an orange door. Orange, of course, is one of many colorful colors that adorn this old building!

February's theme is "entry," and you can check out how other photographers portray that theme here.

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Monday, January 27, 2014

Cedar Key scenic

Photo by Lois Anne. Nikon D40.

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Gathering Place

In 1988, on our first trip to Cedar Key, this establishment was known as Cook's Cafe.  Locals and visitors considered it the place to go for a decent breakfast!

Down through the years, it changed ownership several times and for awhile it stood vacant.  To see the site of many happy memories sit idle was unhappy for us.

Then, in October of last year, Michelle renovated the building and set up her own cafe, called The Gathering Place.  What a job she has done!  It is clean and neat and the food is "home-cooked" by a chef who wants nothing more than to tease your palate with delight!

We had lunch.  It was delicious.  And the staff could not be nicer.  Michelle was warm and friendly as was Donna Risker, a native of Cedar Key (pictured in the last photo).  Michelle is also a very fine photographer, and you'll note she's standing in front of two of her photos of the old "Honeymoon Cottage," a Cedar Key icon.  We remember when the cottage was mostly intact and it's sad to see it gradually disappearing into the water.  Now, it's almost gone.

By the way, Donna is a graduate of the Cedar Key School, a photo of which was posted yesterday.

You can check out their website here

Addendum:  Michelle saw this post and gave us a thumbs-up.  She also clarified some of the information and added to it.  I'm afraid we did not give enough credit to a couple of people, so I'm posting some of what Michelle said:

As far as the renovations here, they were actually mostly done by the building's owner, Beth Davis, who owns/runs the Quilt Shop in the building. We, my husband and I, just spruced the place up a bit ... added some more paint, the tablecloths, napkins, and the Caribbean Blue touches (napkins, window sides, etc). Beth also had the small partition brought in near her door up front.

The restaurant is actually my husband's baby who had been in restaurant for years, and I just came along for the ride. ;-). He's the cook and has all the knowledge.

Thank you, Michellle, and we wish you a long and happy career at The Gathering Place!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Big Deck Bar

There were a few people enjoying food and drink at the Big Deck Bar, but overall it was quiet on the Dock, with few people out and about.

Although the sky was bright blue and the sun shone, it was windy and quite cold; at least for Florida.

Sunday, January 19, 2014


Thursday, January 16, 2014