Hundred Acre Wood

Saturday, I wandered around trails at Blackwater River State Park near Holt. The recent rains made everything extra soggy, so I was grateful for the beam boardwalks wending through the woods. And… yes, I did execute my best Olympic gymnast dismount arm flourish when I reached the end of each segment without falling off into…

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Conservation Park

Professor Google rescued me once again. I’ve visited so many of my nearby state parks, and so often, that I really wanted to find someplace new. Perusing the Florida National Trails website, I found just what I wanted. A local park (within an hour’s drive), and a hidden gem. If you don’t know where this…

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Moss in the trees

I ambled around Eden Gardens State Park this week, enjoying the nature trails there – a hidden treasure that not many people realize are there. The park’s main feature is the rose and camellia gardens, and the old estate, Wesley House. It’s all very Antebellum. The paths were free of traffic, and the weather, for…

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Blizzard of ’14

We finally had our two days of winter. It actually snowed in Florida this week! Saying it snowed is a little misleading. There was an accumulation of white stuff on the ground, but it more closely resembled hail or sleet. Whatever it was, it was crunchy and not the lovely, fluffy snowball making stuff. Temps…

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Spring is in the air

While the sun seems to have returned to my beaches and woods, I think there will be a few fits and starts of cold and rainy weather. Spring is making Her presence felt, and it’s a welcome change. I ventured out to my local State Park, just a few miles down the road. It had…

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Treasures from the sea

At the risk of jinxing it, Sunday dawned cloudless, sunny and warm. It was just what I needed to pull me out of my winter blues. I headed to the beach and was welcomed with wide open sand and calming ocean breezes. The rest of the week promises to be as beautiful. This weekend’s photo…

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