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Changes in the Village​

The new Director of Planning likes to move things quickly. Once a year the Village must update it’s Land Use Plan and the Director is well on his way in accomplishing that task.  If something significant begins to develop, I’ll try to mention it here.

Having trouble with a permit application or pre-application conference application, why not contact this office for assistance.  We may be able to point you in the right direction.  Pete at 305-522-4863.

That time of year . . .

The holidays are a busy time of the year for taking pictures. Remember what Henry David Thoreau said “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see”. When you see it, trip the shutter.

Happy Holidays



The Morada Way Arts and Culture District and The Moorings Village welcome Clyde Butcher, Thursday, December 15, 2011.  For specific details of the event click here.

More HDR on Florida Bay

I recently put another series of images together to produce a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image taken of Florida Bay from the end of Indian Mound Trail, Plantation Key, Islamorada, Florida.  To see the image click here.

Butterflies and a Gouldian Finch

During a recent trip to Key West Florida, I toured the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory on Duval Street.  After many still shots I switched my camera to movie mode and filmed a few butterfly subjects and the hungry Gouldian Finch pictured here.  The full slide show is here.

From the Butterfly Garden, Key West, Florida

Gouldian Finch at the Butterfly Garden Key West


HDR A Different Look

Around our islands these past two weeks or so. The images say it all so check the slide show.

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Aerial Photography, ‘The Last Resort’, Islamorada, Florida

A recent aerial assignment took me to the air again with pilot and friend Henry Pinder. I met Henry at Tavernaero, a grass strip on Plantation Key. We took the door off of the C182 and flew 15 miles south down to Lower Matecumbe Key. Once on-station we flew squares around the subject property, ‘The Last Resort’ until I was satisfied the images covered the assignment. The owner of the resort, Greg Feeley, needed new aerial photos for his website. Actually, there’s a fascinating story about ‘The Last Resort’, who named it and why and it all involves Cyrus Eaton, his wife Anne Eaton, this house (see photos) and the 1935 ‘Labor Day’ hurricane that destroyed Islamorada. You can read more of the history of the little “conch” house and the storms she endured on the website.