Tag Archives: Coconut Grove

Lost Cities

Road to Cocoanut Grove, 1910’s Stereopticon Image ALONG the way of one of our garage sale excursions a couple years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting noted Coconut Grove artist Carol Garvin at her wonderful home there. (Her work … Continue reading

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“By a Bay Now Called ‘Biscayne'”: a Painting Progresses.

By a Bay Now Called “Biscayne”  ___P. Crockett ONCE again revisiting the site of the Devil’s Punch Bowl freshwater spring along the shores of Biscayne Bay, this time with the benefit of a little time travel, and imagination.  Here you … Continue reading

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The Latest, As of this Moment.

ONE sitting down  to paint should have an idea of what he is going to do, but only a vague idea.                                                                                 —Pablo Picasso By a Bay Now Called “Biscayne”  ___P. Crockett IT feels like I do some of my … Continue reading

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A Work in Progress Unfolds.

  By a Bay Now Called “Biscayne”   P. Crockett    AND speaking of works in progress, here is a shot of my current studio, as configured by Alan in his infinitely creative restless spirit: Finally, I wanted to thank Meredith … Continue reading

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One Man’s Extraordinary Quest to Find "the Devil’s Punch Bowl," or Maybe a Piece of his Heart: Part 1

Or “Postcards Sent Along the Way, of a Journey of the Heart.” Grove Pioneer “Commodore” Ralph Munroe, most often behind the camera, here slakes his thirst with the cool, clean spring-fed waters of the “Devil’s Punch Bowl.” A widely-accomplished man … Continue reading

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Part 2: Gathering Clues in Pursuit of a Legend.

Punch Bowl, 1942 ALL RIGHT, so everybody and his brother had once known where the damn thing was. So why didn’t we? Beyond the “clues” to be found within these intriguing photos, there was even a map: No matter what … Continue reading

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Part 3: A Most Extraordinary Occurrence, & Journey’s End?

For the number of you that are undoubtedly perched on the very edge of your seats (or more likely, thinking, “What in the Hell is he writing about, again?”), you need wait no more. My quest was successful. I found … Continue reading

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“Awakening Into the Florida Dream” Chapter 3: A River Runs Through It.

Chapter 3 The Lay of the Land: the Mysterious Everglades   The natural lay of the land. South Florida, 1859. WELL beneath the abundance of colorful images and the frothy profusion of stereotypes that we tend to immediately recognize and … Continue reading

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