north florida - wild florida - summer solstice

By: marsHen , 12:34 PM GMT on June 21, 2013

07:30, 73F, very foggy. sun obscured. rooster crowing. walked old russell, who tried to be frisky this morning, and pup who played with guardian. the longest day and shortest night of the year. there is evidence that some of the shell mounds along the florida coasts were used to mark this celestial event. we know nothing about these first floridians. we are so ignorant about a lot of things..
12:00-15:00, high tide at CK. low 80's. winds east clocking to south, 5 knts. the usual birds. shrimp guy was out so got a lb.
14:10, 79F, just rained, 0.5". shearer called. will shear sheep tomorrow. got 2 eggs.
20:00, 78F. gold sunset. partly clearing.
23:00, 75F, muggy. waxing gibbous moon with large rainbow ring. cool breeze from the east.

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3. marsHen
6:29 PM GMT on June 22, 2013
oh, what a travesty, skyepony!
the information that was lost when the mounds were mined!
I do hope that we know better now.
was this around tampa??
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1. Skyepony (Mod)
5:13 AM GMT on June 22, 2013
I was raised on a road that was originally paved with shell mounds.
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marine biologist around the Suwannee River delta. Raise Cracker sheep on an old Cracker farm ~ 12 mi. (as the crow flies) from the Gulf.