Although it's the 'Old Florida' architecture that captures my eye in photos and collage, Cedar Key is a place of wonderful natural beauty. We typically end every walk-about through town with a walk by the Gulf edge, the docks and by the small beach. There are so many birds here. This year we live by a flock of Roseate Spoonbills. An Osprey likes a perch right off our deck. And the Brown Pelicans are ubiquitous.
The 1842 Daily Grind is a great addition to life in Cedar Key and the only place to get a cappucino or latte, with superior brewed coffee as well. Add to this an excellent and unique breakfast and lunch menu and it's a special place. My personal favorite thing is the retro phonograph spinning vinyl, which I've featured in the collage. Johnny Mathis, Tom Jones ballads & Edie Gorme. No actual octopi were on the roof last I looked.
|1842 Daily Grind~ Not The Country Store collage ~ Cedar Key|
Island Arts is one of two galleries in Cedar Key. Cedar Key Keyhole gallery is just a wander down the block. We always find a treasure in Cedar Key. And although I've amplified the colors, the bright turquoise and green facade definitely was collage calling.
|Island Arts~Cedar Key|
Cedar Key Pizza is just the best. Unique pan pizzas loaded with toppings. A tiny carry-out they're well organized and set up to make pizza. Great to watch them at work.
I am usually attracted to the Coastal colors, but I came upon this abandoned cottage and just felt the past within it.
|Bygone Cottage~Cedar Key|
It was colder here this trip - the 2018 freeze came this far, but the cozy inside warm-up time made a nice space for collage. The silver lining.