Sunday, October 26, 2008

Blogging Friends

I enjoy following a few other blogs - one of them is Cactus Jack Splash from Washington State, who sent in a comment to yesterday's posting to ask what is a sea-bean? Well, Cactus Jack, sea beans are nuts and seeds from trees and vines that grow along water that flows into the ocean. Some beans will drift for years on the ocean current before landing on a beach. I live in east central Florida, and most of the sea-beans on our beach have been carried here by the Gulf Stream and come from Central and South America and the Caribbean islands. Check out for lots more information. Meanwhile, this photo by colleague Matt MacQueen is of an unpolished seaheart - about the size of a silver dollar.

Another blog I enjoy is Amanda's Veranda. This site has some great music, so have your sound on. (How can you not love a site with an Etta James song on it?) Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom. Amanda is a talented photographer with a wicked sense of humor!

Those two sites focus on horses and ranching. The third blog I follow is by Robin Chapman. Those of you that have been around for a few years will remember Robin as an exceptionally intelligent anchorwoman for Channel 2 in Orlando. We met when she used some of colleague Jim Angy's photos in one of her books, The Absolutely Essential Guide to Winter Park. Robin talks about whatever she wants to talk about, and it's always thought-provoking and well-written.

Since this is a beach buzz blog, I don't often stray from discussing things beachy, so I'll get back to my Symposium wrapup tomorrow, but for this Sunday night, I'm going to leave Amanda's music on and contemplate life from a horse's point of view, thanks to Cactus Jack!

1 comment:

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Thank you for the answer. That is amazing and they are very pretty. Male horses get beans, it is a bit gross to discuss in public, and I am glad sea beans are not the same type of thing.
Also thank you for sharing my blog with others.