Cedar Key continues to fill me with color and whimsy. And although the weather has been a bit cold and windy, it affords me to time to collage while looking out at palm trees and the Gulf.
This collage is a perfect capture of Cedar Key. The three main elements - the flamingo, the funky Tiki bar sign and the Pirate cottage are all pretty much as you see them. Of course, I did amplify the overall color of the composite image, but they all started out intensely colorful. Even the large yellow flower was found painted on a building. Happy.Happy.
|Pirate Flamingo Tiki Bar - Oh My|
My favorite restaurant in town is Steamers. They're open every day and have a wide variety of food. We've taken to eating at the bar, hanging in the locals vibe. The uber-competent and very nice bartender is a joy to watch as she handles drinks, food and more and perfect pours of Guinness. And it is yet another colorful building.
I first started collecting octopi images because my son likes them, but I've developed my own affection for them. Tentacles add a nice frisson to things.
Far Away Inn provided another wonderfully painted exterior as a background. Now the repeated image motif is fashion dolls instead of paper dolls. And everyone liked pie.
Now you just have to be intrigued when you come upon a sign that says "Fine Art & Smoked Mullet." Following the sign down the road presented me with this great art house trailer, complete with its own Lady on the roof. Alas, it was not open - and has yet to be open - , so neither fine art nor mullet was to be had. This is the sign that got my attention, but it is actually on the main road in town. And the 'sushi' is candy sushi, with a Gummy fish on top.
|Fine Art & Smoked Mullet|
Smoked Mullet and a dip made from it is a local favorite here. I purchased some dip at a nearby Winn Dixie. Very weird. The dip had pimentos and mayonnaise and eggs in it, so in the end this brand tasted like Pimento cheese spread gone bad. That's enough fish adventure for me. Better as art.
|Smoked Mullet Dip|
Dockside Motel at night has a very noir feel to it. Our mystic guest has left the building.
|Dock Side Motel|