Friday, April 12, 2019

Eerily beautiful

Jilda and I had the opportunity to visit a place we'd never been a while back. The historic district of Micanopy, Florida. As often happens, we found it by accident.

We were heading to an event and took the wrong exit. When we turned to go under the Interstate and head back in the other direction, Jilda saw an old sign pointing to a historic area. 

We thought we'd venture a few blocks to see if there was anything to see and found a beautiful old village. It was close to a nature preserve. 

There was a historic battle there between the U.S. Army and the Seminole tribe. Reading the historical account made me sad. 

The trees in Micanopy were hanging full of ash-gray moss. The strands of moss blowing in the wind looked like lace scarves. 

It was beautiful in an eerie sort of way. 


  1. Serendipity at its best.

  2. Yes, eerie and beautiful.
    Hugs, Julia

  3. From my youth the 'Spanish Moss' as we call it in NC, was a sign you had been to the beach. EVERYONE had to hang some around their radio antenna to show they had been to the beach.
    Love the shot! We have never visited Micanopy, Florida. I always enjoya place I nave never been.
    Sherry & jack in RAINY NC

  4. Those who haven't seen the moss hanging from the trees have missed a fabulous sight. It is unlike anything else you will see.

  5. Lovely photo, anything historical interests me


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