Panhandle places

Posted on Sunday, Jan 23, 2011
WATERCOLOR, Fla. - A hallucinatory morning mist hangs over Western Lake, which is rimmed by long-stemmed sea oats set in the spongy banks and water lilies anchored just off the shore. On the other side of the dunes, the rhythmic breathing of the Gulf of Mexico is punctuated by a cacophony of quacks, honks, cackles, and excited waterbird jabber.