Monroe

jsjones

Anchorage, United States

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Fog at dawn on Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River.
Sanford, Florida.
03 December 2006.
Nikon D70s.

We lived right next to the shore of Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River in 2006. I considered it a blessing to be able to simply walk across the street, sometimes with a cup of coffee in one hand and my camera in the other, just to watch the sun rise or to gaze through the thick morning fog into a vast ocean of hazy blue horizon. To lose myself in peaceful thoughts and calm observation.

The double-crested cormorants liked to bunker down on abandoned, tattered posts jetting out of the smooth face of the water. White ibis would patiently work through the grass of the shoreline, searching for a breakfast snack. A few osprey would cut through the area and red-shouldered hawks were certainly not uncommon.

At night the Cuban treefrogs, Southern toads, and North American bullfrogs would take to the grass and the shoreline sidewalk. A plethora of long-jaw spiders would build their nightly webs. The sound was thick with both the nocturnal sounds of Lake Monroe’s wildlife and the dense smathering of Floridian humidity.

But I always came back to these mornings — these thick foggy mornings when the air didn’t seem to be either that of night or day. A thick kind of mysterious blue where and when the horizon, scope and scale of the land and water would be lost in a blanket of cloud hanging delicately and yet thickly over the lake’s surface. I always came back to those mornings. I still do, even though I now live in Alaska – in a different kind of blue.

Janson
http://floridana.typepad.com

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