Juniper Lake

gatorwalkThis week I headed back to one of my favorite stomping grounds – Blackwater River State Park near Holt, FL. Every time I hike there, I find something new.

Walking around Juniper Lake, I wandered off the trail (luckily, my smartphone has a compass and GPS), and found the abandoned pilings from an old boardwalk. The path was lost through the underbrush, but the trail head was still visible, and much too tempting to not go exploring. I had to wonder why the boardwalk was taken down… I need to concoct a story about it.

I will admit, I was also hunting for alligators, but was only able to scare up a couple of little green and brown lizards, and a fat, muddy swamp turtle. Better luck next time…

You can click on any image to see a larger photo, or the series as a slideshow.

(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)

For more photos, please visit my Flickr photostream.

Unknown Mami
Submitted to Unknown Mami’s Sundays in My City

22 thoughts on “Juniper Lake

  1. Hunting for alligators? HUNTING? Listen, Toots, whether you know it or not, alligators think that YOU are lunch – they’re out there hunting YOU.


  2. I like the swamp montage today. Nice. As far as searching for ‘gators, wait until the weather is a bit warmer, and you will find many gators napping on the banks. I lived in ‘gator country for years in South Louisiana.


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