Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Weekend Getaway

Last weekend, Daniel and I spent a couple of days on Amelia Island, one of our favorite places to visit. The island is just across the border in Florida and such a beautiful place.
We love the area around the pier on the Amelia River, especially around sunset! 
Some parts of it seemed quite unchanged and others are still not accessible because of damage sustained from hurricane Matthew.
The little town of Fernandina Beach was as pretty as ever. It is filled with small boutiques, galleries, cafés and restaurants.
We had dinner at the Amelia Tavern, which was excellent - followed by a little bit of yummy ice cream.
The next day, we walked around town for a good bit, looking at all the beautiful historic homes, which seem to be quite intact after the hurricane.

We saw this sweet old dog and had to stop to pet him. His face reminded us a lot of Winslow.
Look at this magnificent oak tree - the photo doesn't even come close to showing the size of it. After the hurricane, I am grateful for every old tree that is still standing!
Now, this is when you know you are close to the ocean - when someone's driveway is sporting sea shells instead of rocks.
I think this was my favorite photo - someone hadn't yet taken down their Florida-themed Christmas decorations. How fun is this?!
And, of course, we saw many cats. We especially loved the markings on this one!

The weather was perfect the whole weekend and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there! On the way back we stopped for lunch on St. Simon's Island and completely forgot to take any photos...

Later this week, I'll be back with some more art to show you!

Lots of love,



  1. What a wonderful visit, it's a beautiful place indeed. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Wonderful post. Great shots of Florida. I really like it there. My kids, grandkids and yes great granddaughter live in Jacksonville. Glad you had so much fun.

  3. Wonderful pictures, Silke, and I am glad you had such a great getaway! Sometimes even a weekend can feel like a proper vacation.
    The place is beautfiul with all the pretty houses, and I love the flamingo Christmas deco, too.

  4. OH, it has been years since I saw Fernandina! As you know, I lived in St. Mary's when I was a teenager, and the kids always went to the Fernandina Beach then...uh, it was quite a few years ago now!
    Hope you are doing well! :-)