Yesterday I had a fun, productive and busy day on a great weather day. I had made lunch plans with Nancy, formerly of s/v Silver Seas, to have a picnic lunch in a riverside park. Nancy is familiar with this part of Jacksonville, an old stately section called Ortega. Beautiful! We hit the weather just right and it was very obvious that Spring had sprung! Every azalea, tulip tree, and redbud tree was in bloom and much of the grasses were bright with springtime color.
Before these shots were taken, we had each picked up some fast food and met at a local used book store called Chamblin's Bookmine which has around 23,000 sq ft of retail space. I love this place and have long since completed my personal collections of book series that I read and reread by searching these stacks. They have another huge store in the downtown area of Jacksonville, FL. Here is a collage of shots from there plus one more.
|Check out the gorgeous pencil drawing, looks like |
a book cover in the making, tons of books to peruse.
|This shot is indicative of how slap full of books this place is.|
|Just barely scratches the surface, everything from|
tie-dye and batik clothes, incense, jewelry, hand-carved
Balinese wooden wall hangings and mineral stones.
|One of the many azalea banks within my neighborhood!|
|Azaleas, unusual in their pale pinkness.|
|Tulip tree in full bloom in someone's front yard.|
|Azalea hedge in someone's front yard.|