Blue Spring State Park

Date Visited: 1/6/2020 & 08/03/2022 (Camped) For hundreds of years, Blue Spring and the surrounding area provided food, clothing, shelter and the materials needed to fabricate tools and weapons to the Timucuan Indians. Later European settlers and pioneers began moving into the area and by the mid-1800s, most of the Indians had been killed or driven... Continue Reading →

Bulow Creek State Park

Date Visited: 12/31/2019 Standing as the focal point in this 5600-acre state park is one of the largest Live Oak trees in the South. The Fairchild oak is estimated to be between 400-600 years old and is a member of one of the largest remaining stands of Southern Live Oak forest along Florida's East Coast.... Continue Reading →

Eternally Verdant

Primal, dangerous and powerful; these are the words that describe the woman bold enough to wear this substantive necklace. Inspired by the sights and sounds of the Big Cypress National Preserve in South Florida this is one of my favorite pieces. The crackled effect on the green agate stones evoked in me memories of gator... Continue Reading →

Tomoka State Park

Date Visited: 12/1/2019-12/3/2019 & Various other times This was a hard post to write and I've put it off for several weeks. This camping trip we took in December of 2019 would be the first and last time I was able to go camping with my dad as an adult. Originally, I had not planned... Continue Reading →

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