jump to navigation

Meteorites to Manatees to Moonlit Marina October 7, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Nature, Travel & Leisure.
trackback

The South Florida Museum hosted a family friendly event on Friday night that was “Out of this World.”

Center Stage:  Fe~Ni, a 138-pound fragment of the 4.5 billion-year-old Campo del Cielo meteorite which plummeted to earth around 2,500 B.C., raining down on an area now called Campo del Cielo (“the Field of Heaven”) in northern Argentina . . .

Sharing the spotlight:  Snooty, the Museum’s mascot, a 64-year-old manatee  who weighs considerably more than 138-pounds . . .

Supporting Acts:  an extensive  collection of Election Memorabilia ~ Vote for Me!  Vote for Me! ~ The Marketing of Presidential Campaigns and Clyde Butcher photography exhibit, Preserving Eden, with larger than life dramatic scenes from Florida . . .

Final Curtain:  a walk on the waterfront to admire the moonlit marina . . .

Aah . . . that’s better!

Comments»

1. ryoko861Irene - October 7, 2012

Sounds like a nice night out! The marina is gorgeous! I’m always happiest when I’m near water!

nrhatch - October 7, 2012

Same here . . . it’s like a magnet, pulling me close. When we travel, I have to stop at EVERY waterfall, lake, babbling brook, rushing stream, ocean, sea, and rocky river.

Peace like a river. _/!\_

2. sweetdaysundertheoaks - October 7, 2012

The moonlit marina shot! Aah..that’s better! You said it Nancy!! Just so you know, we are cold here.

nrhatch - October 7, 2012

So I’ve heard, Pix. Everywhere in the country is cooling off . . . except here.

Let us know when you’re ready to come down and warm up.

sweetdaysundertheoaks - October 7, 2012

OK!

nrhatch - October 7, 2012

Yay!

3. barb19 - October 7, 2012

Sounds like a good outing. The moonlit walk on the marina appeals to me. Why does water attract us like a magnet? The peacefulness, the stillness perhaps?

nrhatch - October 8, 2012

Maybe we’re “pre-wired” to enjoy water? Water is “womb-like” . . . drowning out sound, allowing us to float freely, suspended in our own little world.

Or maybe it’s because . . . Kids + Puddles = Perfect Together. 😀

4. Three Well Beings - October 8, 2012

I love the marina shot! And what a great museum. I was so surprised to hear about a 64 year old manatee, but then I thought again…4.5 billion year old meteor! You had a BIG weekend! 🙂

nrhatch - October 8, 2012

I know! All things being relative . . . I feel like a KID again! 😉

5. bluebee - October 8, 2012

Gosh, I didn’t realise manatees lived that long. Nice night out.

nrhatch - October 8, 2012

The average life span in the wild is much, much, much less. Snooty is setting “world records” for manatee longevity.


What Say YOU?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: