Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sunset on an offshore island

The colors were extraordinary. We had taken a sunset cruise to several islands northwest of Cedar Key...this is what one shoreline looked like as the sun began to set.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pizza first, then fishing

A young lad scoffs down his pizza while his dog waits patiently on the new concrete and steel pier in Cedar Key. Other members of his family will join him soon to bait their hooks to feed the fish.

Amazingly, the dog neither begged nor made a move toward the pizza!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Meet Robert Goodlett - Landscape artist

Robert Goodlett is a Florida Landscape Artist with great talent. He is also part of the artist coop in Cedar Key which runs a small shop called the Cedar Keyhole which displays and sells the works of a variety of Florida artists - much of their work, of course, focusing on Cedar Key.

Robert, a very fine gentleman, lives in Dunnellon, Florida, just west of Ocala and drives to Cedar Key twice a week to help out in the store. The painting below is just one of a number of his artistic endeavors hanging on the walls of the Cedar Keyhole. You can obtain more information about Robert and his work at his website here.

The Uber Amazing Blog Award

We were delighted to learn that we have received the Uber Amazing Blog award from Frank at Tampa Daily Photo. (The word, uber, Frank says, is synonymous with "super.") Frank has opened my eyes with regard to Tampa, Florida, and shows it to be a vital, exciting and dynamic city! Please check out his blog.

The Uber Amazing Blog award is given to a site that:

1. Inspires you
2. Makes you smile and laugh
3. Provides amazing information
4. Is a great read
5. Has an amazing design

The rules say the award should be passed on to five other bloggers, but because I believe the award system has grown unwieldy, I am going to pass on that for the moment. Perhaps I will pass it on to one blogger in the future. I hope you understand, Frank!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Island Hotel

The Island Hotel, located on Main Street, has been a Cedar Key fixture for many years. It is still here and has become something of an icon.