“Mangroves, Clams and Deja Vu…”


The sky did not actually look quite this threatening when I set out this morning. I loved the sun beams peaking through the clouds. As it started sprinkling I could not decide whether to turn around or keep on going. I decided to keep on, and it never did rain. Too bad, we could have used the rain. I really love the north Florida landscape, especially this time a year when it is not super hot and buggy and you are not eaten alive by the bugs. In many ways I am getting too used to the vegetation to always notice it. This stretch of ‘wilderness’ is about twenty yards from our school’s lunch room. I always thought it would make a wonderful nature walk with little fancy plaques next to the each plant, identifying it. As it is, it is just an overgrown ditch by the side of the road.

There was a time when the City Commissioners were opposed to having front porches overhang the sidewalk. Fortunately they eventually reversed themselves and as a result we have this lovely stretch of ‘Main’ street.

It was still relatively early in the morning, and here is Mike on his bird-dog being pulled out of the water by his partner, with a full load of clams, already having done a heavy days work, with more to come.

About christian harkness

Photographer and printmaker; living and working in north Florida.
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2 Responses to “Mangroves, Clams and Deja Vu…”

  1. mike joslin says:

    What a fabulous place it looks, and your photographs nicely capture its beauty and uniqueness. So different from the North Yorkshire moors and dales.

  2. Hi Mike, many thanks! Yes, it is quite different, but I believe it probably has the same expansive horizon feeling.

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