Photo Friday: Back at the Caloosahatchee River

We’re back at the Caloosahatchee River today. The day was overcast and dark, and it shows in the photos, but the lack of sunlight lets you see details and colors that aren’t always evident when the sun is shining.

This is the drawbridge over the river. It goes up and down, unlike the other one, which went sideways. Remember? 🙂 Alma Drawbridge 1.2.16 sm

I’m standing in the parking lot of a vacant realty office building. I love the tree! And being on the river… I can’t believe it hasn’t been rented. I’d be outside or looking out the window all the time. River Realty Office 1.2.16 sm

This dead tree strewn with Spanish moss is in the water to the right of the broken gate in the fence in the previous picture. Someone should hang Christmas lights on it. 🙂 It would look so cool in the dark, don’t you think?Dead Tree 1.2.16 sm

Once you’re on shore, look right along the river and you’ll see this boat. Caloosahaatchee Boat on Dingy Day 1.2.16 sm

Once we leave the river and drive a few miles down the road, we come to a clearing full of trees hung with Spanish moss. No Trespassing signs are posted, but I parked and took pics anyway. Having a camera lets you get away with amazing shit! No one questions what you’re doing.

I wonder about this chimney. Was it once in a house now long gone, or was it build for outdoor barbecues? It’s so odd, seeing it standing there with nothing around it–no picnic table, no old building footings. It’s a mystery. Chimnee Barbque Fort Denaud 1.3.16 sm

And that’s it for this week. Have a great weekend!


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10 Responses to Photo Friday: Back at the Caloosahatchee River

  1. Allison says:

    I’m intrigued by the chimney. It looks like it should have been part of a building, but there’s nothing that would normally be there if that was true. Plus the top is brick, but the bottom is stones, right? Then there are all the colors. So many possibilities!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Someone liked it enough to leave it there, that’s all I know. The piece of land, mostly clear and grassy, with no fence, occupies a corner just down the road from the sideways turning bridge. It’s the perfect location for a house, but there is no sign of one having been there.

  2. Jaycee Edward says:

    Love the chimney pic too. Although it doesn’t look high enough to have been a house.

  3. Helena Stone says:

    Love the images and am fascinated by the mystery of the chimney. Maybe it’s one of those so called follies; a structure build just for the fun of it, without any practical purpose.

  4. diannegray says:

    I’m intrigued by the chimney as well. Sometimes when we’re driving through the country we see these chimneys alone, the houses long gone. There are so many stories there 😉

  5. A.M.B. says:

    Christmas lights would look wonderful on the dead tree. Great pictures, as usual!

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