So when I went to Tallahassee and FSU as described previously, I was invited to the Bobby Bowden kickoff luncheon with the coach, the football team, and 1500 fans. It was great. He I am with the legendary coach:
And here I am shaking hands with former governor Reubin Askew. (I don’t think many of you remember him, but I sure do. He was the first Florida governor that I remember very well.)
Coming back from Tallahassee, I stopped by the Forest Capital Museum in Perry, Florida. I recently found out that the Cracker cabin at the museum was built by a distant relative, by Wiley Whiddon in 1863. It was moved to this location in 1972.
Then I stopped by Fanning Springs and talked with an author who is writing about the history of the park. That was not planned, but I have a habit of showing up at the right time for these things.
Today I went and talked Seminole War history at the Ah-tah-thi-ki Museum, and saw several artifacts in the conservation lab. (Sorry, no photos.)
At the museum, I saw this butterfly with a star pattern on its wings. There are a lot of dragonflies and butterflies out this time of year, and I drove slower on the reservation road so I would not hit as many. I don’t like hitting things while driving, and try to avoid these beautiful things. Some of them are believed to carry the souls of the departed.
interesting you mention that about dragonflies and butterflies! i was working on making some atlatls monday afternoon when a butterfly came over and sat on my knee for a while as i worked. he was in no hurry to leave, even with me moving around, carving and sanding...
yes it did - brown in color, white spots on the under side, the upper side was a lighter tan color,, the underside was darker brown. i've always had a tendency to be able to hold dragonflies and such...one got into my dorm room last year...and a bunch of lady bugs...