Partly man-made and partly from nature, this green rock-scape caught my eye on a beach on Route A1A in northeastern Florida. Damage from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 was evident with many of the homes overlooking this beach still in ruins. I suspect some may have fallen in.
I’m sure there is a story behind the placement of these pieces, maybe they were part of a wall or dock. The green algae or seaweed that now covers them was a gorgeous shade of green and the whole thing looked like a back drop in an old Star Trek TV episode.
A storm was brewing with dark skies over the ocean adding to the eeriness of this scene. I would have liked to stay and watch how the incoming tide would work its way over this but that didn’t fit the day’s schedule.
The sun was going down behind me and cast a pink glow in the east that reflected on the pond. The Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets were still sorting out their roosts for the night and a number of Cormorants had settled into the trees on the island.
It’s not just the fences that are works of art at Magnolia Cemetery. Statues and monuments giving tribute to the departed of all ages are scattered throughout all of the sections.
The lush landscaping and massive trees, evident even in December, add to the peaceful feeling of the cemetery. I’m usually more interested in the birds that share this space when we walk here but the man-made beauty attracted my camera this day.
We see much of the Great Blue Heron nesting and flying action that we witness from the path that runs through the trees on this end of the pond. The pond is a man-made, roughly a rectangle, with a paved path that runs along three sides.
The portrait oriented photo above gives a better sense of the height of the trees, but doesn’t show the width of the pond the way the landscape oriented image does, below (click on image for larger view).