Water Tower | Fellsmere | Florida Dominating the center of historic Fellsmere along with the Fellsmere Public School building is the water tower with “Welcome to Fellsmere” written in big letters pointed toward the main road into town. Water towers of this design used to be iconic landmarks in towns across Florida. Newer tower designs, and water systems that don’t need a tower at all, are slowly pushing this old friend into the history books. See it in Fellsmere while […]
Fellsmere Public School | Fellsmere | Florida Dominating the landscape of Fellsmere, a small, rural, Florida town, the historic Fellsmere Public School building truly stands at the heart of the community, geographically and figuratively, with nothing around it to compete in size – except maybe the nearby water tower. The overpowering dark sky is intentional, making the building small to the passage of time and history. Excerpts from the historical marker in front of the building: The Fellsmere Public School, […]
With very distinctive stripes, a Monarch butterfly larva gorges on milkweed in the final days before forming a chrysalis to begin the metamorphosis into a butterfly. Seen in the butterfly garden at Audubon House at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area.
Night Laundromat | Indian River County | Florida As bizarre as it sounds, it took over a month to get this photo of the deserted laundromat at night. You would be surprised as how many people do laundry at 3 or 4 in the morning, which to me sounds like the time it would have been sans launderers, but to no avail. So it would not be time of night that found the popular place empty, but luck. Late this […]
Club Chiroptera | Indian River County | Florida Every time I pass this old, mouldering, boarded-up building, especially at night, I imagine what a great place this would be for a vampire to live. It certainly looks spooky enough and with just the right amount of aesthetic charm to please the discerning undead.
Views of the solar eclipse of 21 August 2017 as seen from the pollinator garden at Audubon House at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. While totality swept across the continental United States, thrilling millions, down low on peninsular Florida the Moon only eked out a partial eclipse. While totality may have eluded us, this example of heavenly bodies moving stately through their paths in the cosmic clockwork was spectacular in its own right. The Moon made first contact with the […]
Castle Industrial: Approach With Caution | redundant cement plant | Indian River County, Florida An eerie, industrial leftover along the railroad tracks. Quite immaculate in its retirement, like it is waiting for another chance at life.
Make them a little bigger and domesticate them and the Gulf Fritillary looks like it would make for a psychedelic furry pet. Note how the proboscis is rolled up and stored away as this Gulf Fritillary strikes a relaxed pose.