Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Random Photo


I am picking out another random photos to share.  This one was taken in Apalachicola, Florida last January.  Its name is an Indian word interpreted as a ridge of earth produced by sweeping the ground in preparation for a council or peace fire. 

We were immediately drawn to the shrimp boats docked on Water Street.  We only stayed long enough to walk around for a little while, long enough to stretch our legs and get some exercise.  We were on the road and heading elsewhere, but we saw a lot of places in between.  Oysters were Apalachicola's first seafood industry and were sold locally as far back as 1836, harvested in much the same way as they are today.  It was a lovely town and we made a mental note to go back one day.  Our list of 'go-back-to's' is getting pretty long.

18 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Great shot. And it sounds as if you need to start your travels again - soon.

orvokki said...

Looks nice.
Have a happy day.

Ginny said...

This is a beautiful photo with the contrast of the ships and the fountain. I want to run right in that fountain barefoot, it looks so inviting!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Random but worthwhile, I'd say. Glad you explained the origin of the town's name; I'd have guessed at a soft drink made in West Virginia.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty scene with the water fountains and the boats. Have a happy day!

Margaret Adamson said...

Good shot and I love the 4 fountains

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Interesting shot with the fountains and the boats.

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty scene.

William Kendall said...

The fountain is lovely against that backdrop!

Sara said...

Interesting to know the history of the name. And I love pronouncing Apalachicola but am glad I don't live there and have to spell it out for everyone when saying where I lived!!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I never say, I've got to go back, unless it's something local. The sands of time are running pretty fast.

Jeanne said...

That fountain looks so refreshing and cool though I am sure the temps in Florida are anything but cool right now.

Rose said...

I like this shot...love the boats and the sky. We even have a lot of roads we mean to go back to to travel down right around here....and that list is too long to ever get done. Let alone the places we would like to stop at on our way to and from Tennessee.

Gail Dixon said...

Where there are shrimp boats, there are usually birds. :) Its a pretty photo with the fountains in the forefront.

Kay said...

That's a lovely photo, Denise. We have a long list... sigh.... of places we'd like to go back to. England is one of them.

Mike Biles said...

Great shot!

Mike Biles said...

Great shot! Did I say that already?

Indrani said...

Great pic. Thanks for explaining. :)