Each month I plan to choose an image from my photographic adventures to create postcards and prints. The month of October is Chaz Adventures.
The Chassahowitzka River is a place I love to visit. It’s serene. Located on the South Western edge of Citrus County, Florida, it’s full of natural springs and wildlife. It’s old Florida. Growing up on the West coast of Florida, not far from the river, I spent some time there with my father and friends fishing and enjoying the outdoors. According to The Florida Wildlife Commission, the river was named by the Seminole Indians. Chassahowitzka translates to the “pumpkin hanging place” because of a small but rare or extinct climbing variety of pumpkin. Evidence of Indian encampments have been found in the area and at one time, so I’ve been told, a railroad crossed the river. A vast Tram System in the swamps of the Chaz was used to haul lumber via mules to the railroad. The river is a beautiful place full of history and treasure. During the Chassahowitzka Springs Restoration Project many artifacts were pulled from the springs and are now on display at the old courthouse in Inverness, Florida according to the Southwest Florida management District.
Every year my family uses a local fishing guide, Randy Douglas, to take us fishing on the Chaz. I created this image from his boat, The Dammit Man II. I really like these old river homes and since I was a kid, I have dreamed of owning one. They just scream adventure, and nothing soothes the soul more than a little adventure. I have created a limited run of 20 (8×12) signed and numbered prints of Chaz Adventures. The cost will be $35.00 shipped in the continental US. If you would like a copy of this print please send an email to email@example.com . As for the Post Cards? This month I handed out 10 packs of five in hopes that I can contribute my art work in the form of hand written notes. In a digital age, we have become very impersonal in our communication with each other whether it be via email or social media. It is my hope that you will enjoy picking up a new piece of art from me and then creating a hand written note to send to a friend. I hope you enjoy this series. I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments below.