Turpentine pines

It was gorgeous this weekend. When I headed out on my photo hike it was a crisp 55F, and it only rose to the low 70s. The skies were cloudless and pale blue.

I went back to Grayton Beach State Park to hike along the lake trails. The evergreens there are remnants of the turpentine groves that were heavily tapped for resin used in the production process. The turpentine industry in Walton and Okaloosa Counties in Florida, dates as far back as the late 1870s. There are still stumps showing tap holes scattered among the long needle pines at Grayton Beach.

(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, Nikon CoolPix S205 and/or iPhone4)

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