For many years we have traveled south in January & February and Cedar Key, Florida is our first destination. We were last here in 2020 and came home in March to a changed world. 2021 we stayed in our Waynesboro cocoon. Immunized, boostered and flu shot too; with masks along for the ride and good friend Deb watching over the home front, we decided to venture out.
Cedar Key is a small, funky what is called 'Old Florida' town on the Gulf coast in north central Florida. It boasts two art galleries, some restaurants, great old-style architecture and nature preserves. Fishing, kayaking, birding are the main things - none of which we personally do, but for us Cedar Key is perfect for just being, less doing and a deck that faces the gulf.
|Dock Street, facing the Gulf ~ Cedar Key
But while I'm 'off the grid' in many ways, I have been spending time do collage while I look at the Gulf. Everything here - especially the buildings, obviously - inspires me and I'm just having art-ing fun.
|1 Old Mill Drive ~ Cedar Key
|Beach Front Buddha ~ Cedar Key
The Cedar Key Beach Front Motel is actually the intense pink you see here, although a bit amplified in the collage. And the Buddha is indeed under the tree.
|The Prickly Palm ~ Cedar Key
The Prickly Palm is a new place to me, serving smoothies and acai bowls. I felt the extravagant fruit dish was a perfect accompaniment and the happy dog just caught my eye. I think his name is Sam.
|The Lizard House ~ Cedar Key
The Lizard House does indeed have an artful lizard on it, but he's been a bit amplified here. And if there is one flamingo, then naturally a flock should assemble.
Till next time.