On a Salt Marsh

MG_5248-EditThe transit of friendships through one’s life is interesting. Friendships will come and go as we transition through all life’s stages. Times change, situations change, and people change; we grow older, and even best friends can grow apart. It happens.

But sometimes, whether by accident or by design, there are friends who re-enter our lives picking up right where we left off. Yes, you’ve both grown and changed, but from the moment the conversation starts, the years melt away.

A long overdue visit to North-East Florida to the home of Rich and Patti rekindled a friendship that has lasted about 50 years. Their home is situated along the Nassau River and its labyrinth of salt marshes. Having grown up around the salt marshes, the smell alone brings back such vivid memories, with a soundtrack from 1969. Rich and Patti’s view of nature along this coastal part of Florida beautifully added to the great conversation, delicious food, and superb wine.


This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Those are some beautiful photos Chris.
    I hope you and Jeannie are doing well.

  2. Great pictures. Also thanks for the info on salt marshes.

  3. Never knew how beautiful salt marshes could be….thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks for helping us be warm during a snowy, cold week. Our warm 30 today turns into -7 Sunday night. I’ll use your description of smelling the salt marsh air as I shovel 10” tomorrow and spread sidewalk salt. We always appreciate your word & picture stories.

  5. Such remarkable moments with friends.

  6. Thankyou so much for your description. We love that area .

  7. Chris… I believe I called you Peyton in my post a few minutes ago…excuse my senior moment! I was confusing you with Peyton Phillips. I must have been intoxicated by the marsh grass.

  8. I love these photos Peyton! You may not remember me … Paula Robinson, now Paula Tyner, but I grew up on Trout River and we were in school together from North Shore days to Jackson years. My family spent many hours in boats fishing, crabbing, oystering and shrimping the tributaries of the St Johns River and it doesn’t take much for me to pull up the smell of marshlands. Thanks for the reminder!

  9. Thanks for sharing.

  10. What a great way to start my afternoon! Reading this and enjoying the beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing your story ❤.

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