Sunday, August 6, 2017

Cross Creek - 2

"It is necessary to leave the impersonal highway, to step inside the rusty gate and close it behind. One is now inside the orange grove, out of one world and in the mysterious heart of another. And after long years of spiritual homelessness, of nostalgia, here is that mystic loveliness of childhood again. Here is home."
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Cross Creek - 1942

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Cross Creek

From "Cross Creek", by Marjorie Kinan Rawlings:
“…the consciousness of land and water must lie deeper in the core of us than any knowledge of our fellow beings. We were bred of earth before we were born of our mothers. Once born, we can live without mother or father, or any kin, or any friend, or any human love. We cannot live without the earth or apart from it, and something is shriveled in a man’s heart when he turns away from it and concerns himself only with the affairs of man.”
- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, from "Cross Creek"

Friday, July 28, 2017

Thought for the Day, or any Day

“For where is the man that has incontestable evidence of the truth of all that he holds, or of the falsehood of all he condemns; or can say that he has examined to the bottom all his own, or other men's opinions? The necessity of believing without knowledge, nay often upon very slight grounds, in this fleeting state of action and blindness we are in, should make us more busy and careful to inform ourselves than constrain others.”
― John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tobacco Barn

It turns out that the log cabin I wrote and posted two images of was a tobacco barn from the early 1900's.  This black & white image gives it a much more solemn touch.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Another Historic Church in Northern Florida

Jackson County's best example of private preservation of historic sites can be found in 
Dellwood. The community's old Methodist Church, long a landmark in eastern Jackson 
County, has been beautifully restored. The grounds 
are open to the public and a marker at the front
outlines the history of the church and community.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Historic Log Cabin

Exploring once more in northern Florida and came across this historic log cabin. The lumber company that had stripped the ground apparently came across it and did no damage. I hope the historical society hears of it.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

19th Century Church

In my travels last week, I came across a quaint old church dated back to the 1800's.  Apparently, it has served as both a Methodist and Baptist Church.