Monday, September 28, 2009

Ochopee, FL

This is the smallest post office in the U.S. It's in Ochopee, FL. The cool thing is that it's still an operating post office. Story goes that the original one burned down so they used the next building they had which was this irrigation shed. From what I've read, it can fit 2-3 customers in there but it's crowded, it has a nice commemorative stamp collection and when the postmaster needs to use the restroom, the closest one is at the Subway three miles away.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


The cool thing about only being able to check the internet outside AND living in Miami is that one witnesses all types of mammals, reptiles and amphibians on a frequent basis. It rained tonight so that means every living thing in the yard comes to life. This frog jumped onto one of the banana tree leaves and was hanging out for a while. These types of frogs are nocturnal and can jump at amazing distances. They're the real deal. We also have jumbo slugs, a family (or maybe it's just a gang) of raccoons that passes by our cottage nightly (to avoid the blind (angry) Pomeranian dog our neighbor owns) and geckos, just to name a few.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

a classic

I saw this beauty in a Wal-Mart parking lot. The photo was taken in Texas.

Good 'ol days

While walking around the St. Petersburg Times office, they had devoted a small space to the history of their newspaper, like a museum. It was strange to see things from when newspapers were in their prime, like the relic pictured here.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sam Abell

This last weekend I attended Geekfest 2009 in St. Petersburg, FL. It was a really great experience and by the time the weekend was done, there had been an amazing lineup of photographers that delivered presentations. Sam Abell here, who shot all around the world for the National Geographic for about 40 years, gave a great presentation on Friday night, and was in attendance for most of the weekend. Sam puts an indescribable amount of thought into his photography and if anyone gets the chance to hear him speak, do it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Banana Leaf

A leaf from the banana tree in the yard.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Down South

This photo is from the "Southernmost Point in the Continental United States". I took it during a short day trip to Key West.
Key West is about three and a half hours south of Miami. The place is about as laid back as a place can be. It's a place where the Piña Coladas are abundant and the free-roaming chickens cross the street with reckless abandon.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

South Beach

This was taken while driving along the main drag of South Beach for the first time.