Jul 13, 2010

Fort Pickens

We went on a little explore with my stepdad when we got down to Florida. Fort Pickens is one of four forts built to protect the Pensacola area of Florida. It was completed in 1834 and was in operation into the 1940's. That is over 100 years. Because of this, some structures date to the Civil War and others to the WWII era. The fort was already closed for guided tours the day we were there but we did a driving tour. I will probably post more about this later as my husband is looking forward to visiting when this site when we have more time to explore. For more information, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/fort-pickens.htm. For now, I hope you enjoy these photos.


Jul 12, 2010

Arcadia Mill Part 2

This is part two of the Arcadia Mill photos. These are some of my nature photos from the hike back to the textile mill site. Some of these are entries for Macro Monday. For more macro photos, please visit: http://lisaschaos.com/.

Interesting Rock

Fungus on a Stump

Southeastern Five-Lined Skink (http://www.wildflorida.com/wildlife/lizards/Southeastern_Five-lined_Skink.php)

Mossy Stump in Marsh

The female of this pair of Cardinals tried giving me a shower. She shook a branch on the tree above me that was wet from the morning dew.


Creepy Unidentified Spider

Little waterfalls in streams off of the creek and throughout marsh

Little sandy stream in marsh

Pond Creek

Lichen on Tree

Various Unidentified Dragonflies

Dew on Wild Blueberry


Jul 11, 2010

Arcadia Mill Part 1

I have a lot of photos to share with you from before, during and after our move. Here's the plan. I am going to post some blogs from after our move (current photos) and then as time allows I will go back to the before and during. Don't worry, I will let you know what time frame we are on in each post.

This post is part one of two about Arcadia Mill (http://www.historicpensacola.org/arcadia.cfm) in Milton, FL. Milton will hopefully be our new hometown. We are still waiting to hear back on the house. So for now we are camping out at a few different parks and having fun discovering little gems like this place.

I am not going into a lot of information because I took pictures of the signs at the front. You can click on the photos for a larger view and easier reading. Enjoy!

Front Signs (Illustrations are copyright Dave Edwards. My photo watermark covered it on the diagram).

Old Railway Car

Various Mill Implements and Waterwheel

Bricks from the old Textile Mill

Most of the Arcadia Mill complex is an archaeological site. They are still digging up the remains of the various mills and buildings. Some of which is not visible to the public at this time. Unless you want to throw on waders and volunteer with the college students. To get back to where the textile mill was, you take a scenic nature hike. Those photos will be in tomorrow's blog.