Is it ART or is it bird shit?

ART or bird shit ?

That is the question.

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“The View”
Kayakfari ART Photography – Is it ART or is it bird shit?

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One quiet afternoon, I was swinging in my hammock on the Johnson Key chickee in Florida Bay and enjoying the light breezes and wide panoramic views.

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“The Question”
Kayakfari ART Photography – Is it ART or is it bird shit?

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The square angles of the wooden structure nicely framed the water and sky, and also Man-o-war Key due south on the horizon.

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“The framing of the Key”
Kayakfari ART Photography – Is it ART or is it bird shit?

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My attention soon shifted to the inside railings of the structure.

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“Art or bird shit message?”
Kayakfari ART Photography – Is it ART or is it bird shit?

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There were these interesting text or script-like vertical designs created by gravity and the dripping bird shit over the wood grain.

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“Guano graffiti”
Kayakfari ART Photography – Is it ART or is it bird shit?

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The guano trails almost look like graffiti. Reading left to right, or right to left?

Are the birds sending us a coded message?

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“As it was written”
Kayakfari ART Photography – Is it ART or is it bird shit?

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A sharp eyed reader has pointed out a close resemblance to Cirth script. That fictional script is based on the real Runic alphabets or Runes of pre-Christendom northern Europe.

Indeed, we may have cracked the code!

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“The message?”
Kayakfari ART Photography – Is it ART or is it bird shit?

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The birds do a lot of “business” out here on the chickee.

Maybe this is their thank you note?

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“Bird business”
Kayakfari ART Photography – Is it ART or is it bird shit?

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Who knows!

That afternoon will not be soon forgotten however, and that is certain.

My camping clothes now have that certain permanent “hint of bird shit” to them!

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“Outback condominium on Florida Bay”
Coming to you fresh from the Johnson Key chickee in Florida Bay!
Camping on the Johnson Key platform in Florida Bay.

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It’s not unusual to see lots of bird poop on the platform, actually it is the norm.

If you go for a visit, BYOT – Bring Your Own Tarps! 😉

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Enjoy!

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BLESS!

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Blessings friends!

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