The first time I visited Cemetery Point Park in Cedar Key, FL, it was a foggy, cool morning. It looked mysterious in the gloom, with birds coming in and out of the trees and cove.
The park is essentially a boardwalk that threads its way between the cemetery and the #3 channel. Vegetation is mostly black mangrove, scrub pine and palms. A wide variety of birds forage in the shrubbery and the mudflats during low tide.
The last day I returned was a gorgeous, sunny day and the views were spectacular.
As we prepare to receive our first major snowstorm of the year, I’m grateful that I had a week of warmth and sun to get me through the months ahead.
Stay warm, Eliza! We are fortunate in looking at all rain, tho I hope not a skim of ice!
Thank you, Peter. It is only just starting now. Not looking forward to the clean up, but it’ll probably be beautiful!
That warm and comforting. Last night we got 6″ of snow with wind. Today is now 20˚ and very sunny. Cold tonight! These scenes helped offset the conditions. Thanks.
Thank you, Jim. At least somewhere it is warm and sunny!
Lovely photos. Stay safe and warm and I hope you get whatever is on the low end of the forecast. 🙂
Thank you, Judy. My hopes as well.
Lovely captures Eliza 💕
Thank you, Val. Are you getting much snow where you are, or is it a mix?
We were at the edge of the storm and experienced high winds after much rain. Luckily it dried out, so today, with frigid temps, it isn’t too bad.
Grateful I am not an outside worker though! 🙏
Agreed, ‘weather not fit for man, nor beast!’
A perfect counterpoint to the cold and snow. Lovely shots!
I hope so! Thank you, Belinda.
Beauteous! I love the wooden walkway shots.
Thank you, Cindy!
The boardwalk looks amazing, Eliza :). So green and leafy.
There was also a nice built-in bench that faced south, it was my favorite basking spot!
The Channel #3 photo is very reminiscent of Maine. Of course Maine is a bit colder right now! Lucky you to catch a little bit of warmth time!
It does look a bit like Maine, though with a whole set of different plants, but similar long-needled pines.
That little southern getaway is helping me feel a wee bit warmer as we face down the latest storm. 🙂
Excellent series. I especially like the heron picture.
Thank you very much!
Snowing here right now…how many days until Spring??
The snow here started in earnest a couple hours ago.
The equinox is only two months away – hard to believe!
All 3 are beautiful shots. I hope the snow settles gently on your landscape and provides many new photo opportunities.
Thank you, Kris. I was out taking ice photos today before the snow covers it all up. Let’s hope Ma Nature doesn’t give us too much!
Very beautiful scenery Eliza. It looks like a wonderful place for a peaceful walk.
Hope you are surviving the storm. So far we haven’t had any snow, all rain that is now turning to ice. I’d much rather had snow than ice.
Thank you, Cindy. The snow so far has an icy feel to it, and they are predicting sleet. I just don’t want to shovel something heavy or have an ice storm!
Wonderful images Eliza! Beautiful shots!
Thank you kindly, Reed!
As always this time of year (or any month Oct thru April), I miss summer. We just had our major snowstorm last weekend. Twelve inches of snow on the bird bath pedestal in our backyard. Fortunately we had no issues. Some poor souls did get stranded on I-44 overnight because stuck semis and cars kept the plows from getting through for the longest time. Hope you get through the storm with as little inconvenience as we did.
Thank you, David. It is best to stay home to weather through these big storms. The highway would be a nightmare for me!
It looks a beautifully serene place to visit.
It was a lovely spot – my favorite on the island.
These pictures tell a story, and create a setting in themselves… What a lovely eye for detail and beauty, you have, Eliza!
Thank you very much, Isha!
Lovely pictures – hope these memories keep you warm for a while! 🙂
Thank you, Cathy. Two months until the equinox! 😉
Lovely views, hope you’re staying warm!
Thank you, Andrea. The windchill tonight is supposed to be -20F. I’m definitely staying inside close to the fire!
Keep warm and safe in the coming storm!
Thank you, Hien. It is quite messy out there, I’m staying as close to the fire as I can. 😉
That heron, perched up high, has a ‘bird’s-eye’ view! Boardwalks will keep the gators 🐊🐊 away.
Haha, I never saw a gator, thankfully. 🙂
LOVE your first image, Eliza, and the way you processed it. Thank you for sharing your vacation with us. We too are getting a snowstorm right now with hubby outside with the snowblower. Stay warm. It’s seriously cold out there!! ❄️❄️❄️
Thank you, Amy. The arctic blast following this storm is supposed to be brutal. Stay inside where it is cozy!
It’s absolutely frigid out there, Eliza. No worries. I’m not going anywhere.
For some reason, I was so struck by the picture of the tree at the top. Made me think of arterial blood supply of the brain 🙂
Ha, the universal structure for flow is all the same. I loved the shape of these pines.
I just love the ‘boardwalk perspective’ photo, Eliza! I truly have the urge to want to walk down it. 😊 Be safe & stay warm during & after your storm, take care.
Thank you, Donna. We’ve had it all– 8-10″ snow, sleet and freezing rain. So much fun! 😉
You’ve had THAT much snow?!😮🤭😬 It’s 34°, here (south of Boston), not even 2″ of snow, but lots of rain…which will all freeze. Yucky!
Oh, wow, what a difference a short distance makes! Freezing rain is yucky. Hope you have lots of sand/salt for your walks and driveway. The windchill is kicking in now – extra wood on the fire tonight!
One of my favorite walks in CK! So glad you enjoyed. It is really cool when it’s foggy.
I concur– a great spot!
A beautiful dream of warmer times.
Yes, it is a dream I cling to, esp. on days like this!
That was a jolly good storm, wasn’t it? 😉
Gorgeous, what views.
Thank you, Chloris. A sweet spot!
Looks like a beautiful place, Eliza, so nice to see some green. 🙂
It was a lovely getaway, too bad it wasn’t longer!
I have a painter friend, her favorite plein air spot is your picture. Lovely place. I think the end of that storm is blowing through here today. Hope you have some soup on the stove, bread in the oven and a fire in your wood stove. Stay warm.
Thank you, Amelia. How did you know what I was having for supper? 🙂
Same here. With cornbread and no 🔥
I like how winter sunlight really warms the bones. 😀
I feel so fortunate that I got a chance to bask in the warm sun! With the windchill increasing tonight to minus 20F, the memory will keep me warm. 😉
Brr-rr-rr … that’s a bit nippy!
Such a beautiful place! That first shot is my favorite of all. The blue heron adds perfection. 😊
Thank you, Irene!
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Beautiful photos and I’m glad you enjoyed some warm weather to help you survive this brutal cold weather and snow. For a moment, I really thought we were not going to have winter this year.
It may have dawdled a bit, but winter is definitely being felt today!
What a beautiful place and I hope its warmth and the memories stand you in good stead through the snow and chill. Keep cosy if you can. I hope you are able to have a period of happy hibernation, albeit somewhat enforced by the snow.
My only choice is to stay as upbeat as possible. Right now at mid-day, the temps are still below zero F with a biting wind that is quite unpleasant!
Yes, I should think staying upbeat is important and those temps and biting winds likely cure any cabin fever? I would find such extreme cold temperatures rather frightening. Here, by contrast, it is unpleasantly hot with a succession of days in the high 30s Centigrade (the last three days have been 100+ degrees Fahrenheit) and everything is wilting, including us. We are fortunate (and grateful) that in our region of South Africa we do get some rain and some less hot days are forecast soon. In parts of the Eastern Cape, for example, the municipal dams have been dry for months, boreholes are drying up and water is being trucked in.
Water is becoming increasingly a worrisome problem in so many parts of the world. A precious resource, we need to actively conserve it. Hope you get a break from the heat soon.
Thanks, and I hope you get milder weather soon.
Thanks, rain and 40sF today. Always changing!
That looks like it was a lovely walk Eliza. Stay warm.
Thank you, Alison, I will.
I missed some of your earlier posts! It would have been awesome to be in warm Florida.
It was a welcome break from the cold weather. Of course, I had to come back to it!
I had a few fantasies about staying there indefinitely! 😉
Lots of rain.. we broke a record!!!
I guess you must have been south of us. We still fared better than those in VT & NH. It was the cold weather following that was the most challenging.
It’s beautiful, I’ve yet to see it!
A really nice spot, I hope you get there someday.
Such beautiful images of one of my favorite places! Cedar Key offers different experiences in different weather, but each experience is one to treasure.
Agreed! Thanks, Marsi.