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.
Orion the Hunter and other winter constellations rise in the east over the St. Johns River as seen from James G. Bourbeau Memorial Park in Brevard County. The St. Johns River at this location is a wide, marshy floodplain filled with sawgrass, alligators, and other wildlife. On the night I was there an airboat in the distance made its way slowly through the sawgrass marsh with bright lights being waved around the boat into the surrounding marsh in hunt of […]
Two days of visits to the Padgett Creek Ranches, made up of the Long Shadows Ranch and the Triple S Ranch in Indian River County, did not provide the bonanza of wildlife photos as in the past. Most likely due to the extreme cold weather that befell the first day and was still lingering around on the second. A conservation easement protects 1,600 acres around Padgett Creek, part of the headwaters to the St. Johns River that flows northward up […]
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