I can’t believe how fast this summer has been flying by! I’m definitely ready for the cooler temperatures of fall.
This month’s desktop wallpaper is of the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida. The Castillo is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States being built by the Spanish starting in 1672.
In 1763 however, Florida became a British colony with the signing of the Treaty of Paris, thus beginning a 20-year period of English rule. The Castillo was used as a military prison during the Revolutionary War, and at one time it held three signers of the Declaration of Independence within its walls.
The fort was officially taken off the active list of fortifications in 1900 and it was preserved and recognized as a National Monument in 1924 and is now managed by the National Park Service.
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I hope you all have a great rest of the summer! I will have lots of photos to share from my trip to New England soon. Plus I’ve been busily working on my 2019 Calendars along with Christmas and greeting cards for the holiday season.