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January Sunset and Venus Matanzas Inlet | by JamesWatkins
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January Sunset and Venus Matanzas Inlet

..This is hard sand with a few rocks on the point...looking West over the Inltracoastal Waterway south of St. Augustine, Fl. The Atlantic Ocean is right behind me across a little strip about 100 yards wide...and this is the Inland Waterway which is parallel to the beach. This whole area is famous for HARD (but pretty) sand...they ran the Daytona 500 on the beach until the 1960s. The Inland Waterway actually runs all the way up the Atlantic Coast of the can stay on it instead of open ocean for about 95% of the way from The Keys up to New England.


When I Leave (James Watkins)


When I leave,

I want to leave,

Like the sun-

Sailing on the horizon

When day is done,

Flung out in ardent array-

Setting in

Short, silent celebration-

Last light best-

Streaked and gloried

In colored simplicity-

Unspent, invisible-

Resting and waiting

To rise again

In eternal

Day-starred destiny

And explosive




James Watkins 07-24-08


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Taken on January 17, 2009