In Seaside near the ampitheatre. I wandered onto the grass to eat my Kahlua frozen yogurt in the noonday heat. Nothing was happening onstage or off. My mind wandered to lichens I met in the New Jersey Pinelands. I had been wondering how they related to Florida local lichens of the same Cladoniaceae family. I envisioned putting my own favorite show on the stage. I imagined inviting local lichens from the nearby forests to be an audience.
I did it in Photoshop. The guest performer is a false reindeer lichen
from the Pine Barrens, New Jersey. Some of the local lichens
gathered on the green around the stage are the same species, Cladonia subtenuis, but in Florida are known as dixie reindeer lichen. My rogue art fiction action seems to have caught the attention of the surrounding buildings, trees, and cars. I feel they are looking on.
is a planned community on the Emerald Coast of NW Florida panhandle, known for its successful innovation of New Urbanism
. The flag waves in the south over the Post Office. It faces Scenic Highway 30-A, the Emerald Coast beach, and the Gulf of Mexico. The small stage facing north opens to an expansive green grass ampitheatre surrounded with stores, restaurants, a bank, a bookstore, and other businesses. The turf supports free concerts, fairs, meetings, yard sales, exhibits, dances, and an open space for play. The Seaside Repertory Theatre
is in a nearby building.