The New Gateway Gallery and Emporium in New Port Richey, FL

Gala opening of the Gateway Gallery and Emporium in the midst of Hurricane Hermine in New Port Richey, Florida. A great turnout and lots of art seen and sold, despite the rain and local flooding. The gallery is the culmination of many years of dreaming and scheming by the owner, Lauren Carr.

Historic Lutz, FL, Train Station – and new subscription method!

Before we get to the train station photos:

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Picking Blueberries in Hudson, Florida

Earlier this week I accepted an invitation to visit a blueberry farm in Hudson, Florida, and pick my own. It was my first time doing this, although it’s a popular draw this time of the year for many.

We visited Owen’s Blueberry Farm on a bright, warm, sunny morning. My friend, a repeat customer of the farm, explained that they did not use pesticides on the blueberries, something I was very impressed by. She said they use “cannons” to scare the birds away sometimes, so be prepared in case PTSD might be a problem. Fortunately, there were no cannons that day. read more