A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the GovSat-1 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 4:25 p.m. on 31 January 2018. I was not able to attend this launch due to a previous commitment so ended up having to take pictures of it from approximately 65 miles south of the launch pad. Click to view the rest of the photos.
The second full Moon of January 2018 rose into a cold, iron blue sky at dusk with clouds scudding by blocking the view every now and then. The Moon rises on the eve of a lunar eclipse happening at dawn the next day, 31 January, with the Earth’s shadow just starting to darken the Moon’s face before the Moon sets in the west, at least in what is viewable of the event from Florida. People on the west coast of […]
A night roost for Zebra Longwings, the state butterfly of Florida, discovered accidentally at dusk along one of the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area trails behind Audubon House. Oftentimes a large number of these butterflies will congregate in the same spot at night. The glaring light from the flash does not due justice to their actual coloration.
The cracker style house built in 1910 that Laura (Riding) Jackson and Schuyler B. Jackson bought in 1940 in Wabasso, Florida, where the pair worked on their new dictionary in which words would have only one meaning. Their work supported by selling citrus from their 11-acres of groves surrounding the house to northern markets. Schuyler died in 1968 and Laura took until her death in 1991 to complete their shared literary effort, which was published in 1997 under the title, […]
Categories: Scenery • Tags: ELC, Environmental Learning Center, Florida, Indian River County, Laura Riding Jackson, Rational Meaning: A New Foundation for the Definition of Words and Supplementary Essays, Schuyler B. Jackson, Wabasso
The Clay Theatre, one block from the St. Johns River, in the small town of Green Cove Springs, Florida, sits forlorn and empty these days after closing in 2014. The star set into the cement out front lists it as The Palace Opera House & Motion Picture Show Circa 1916, then becoming the Clay Theater in 1937 to exclusively show movies.
As with most of the b/w film negatives from the archive, okay, closet, this is an undocumented image of an unknown location, though a bar, obviously, and time, some time ago, actually. I do know it was taken in Florida. And there do not appear to be many adult beverages on the menu but, from the looks of the tables, people are drinking beer and maybe more.
I would like to say that this is a going-to-work representation of the inside of my mind on a Monday morning after a long weekend but, no, this is an impressive web seen in the morning light at the entrance to Audubon House at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). The photo was taken on Monday morning, though.