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April 23rd has turned out to be a nasty wet night. I’ll be the first to admit that I enjoy listening to the rain on a lazy afternoon. Tonight I’m not feeling it. In an effort to brighten my mood, I’m posting this sunrise. I made this on Amelia Island Florida several years back. Usually after a heavy rain we are blessed with a beautiful sunrise. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

© Servando Gomez 2008


Hi, this is my best friend, Sammi.

Sammi is a green cheek conure that went missing around 6-7pm on the 17th of July, 2014. He got startled and flew into some woods behind my house in Flora Park.

If anyone in the Yulee, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, or Jacksonville, Florida area spots him, please notify me immediately.

He is an average sized conure. He is mostly green with white and black around his neck and some of his chest. There is a small patch of rust-red feathers on the lower part of his belly. His tail feathers are red. The inside of his wing feathers are blue. His feet are a mixture of gray and pink.

He knows how to say his name (albeit poorly) as well as “Step up!” and “Whatcha doin?” but tends to be shy about speaking around strangers. So if you hear him, it will probably just be screeches or squawks.

He loves sliced apples and may fly to you if you have them. He dislikes men and will fly over and attack them.

Email at:
Or contact me here.

Please, please, please signal boost. I know the likelihood of tumblr finding him is slim, but I will do anything to know he is safe.


This astonishingly beautiful 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster sold for $6.6 million at Amelia Island. 

Delahaye reportedly built just 30 Competition Court chassis, and of these, just two short chassis variants are known to survive. Of these two, just one wears a body tag indicating that illustrator Georges Hamel (or “Geo Ham,” as he’s more commonly referred to) had a hand in the car’s styling, before turning construction over to coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi.



In 1735 General James Oglethorpe, founder of Georgia, established a post manned by 50 soldiers, finding the island so beautiful that he renamed it in honor of Princess Amelia, sister of George II.

Florida, A Guide To the Southernmost State (WPA, 1939)

Images from Dan Caruso’s American Guide Instagram takeover. Follow him on his own IG account, jonnyoptimo.

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Dan Caruso is a Guide to Illinois and Wisconsin. He grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Chicago to get his masters degree in architecture. He currently works as a project manager for a small local architecture firm, is trying to break into real estate, and wishes he was a photographer. You can see Dan’s photographs on flickr and his tumblr page, He also likes to keep his trigger finger loose on instagram.