Swamp shadows

Like the desperate, and futile struggles of hapless victims caught in quicksand, pale limbed trees reach out of the swamp. Entrapped in a net of duckweed, strangling the color and life out of any competing plant, smothering it under a blanket of vibrant green, their shadows claw for a handhold, a life line out of the muck.

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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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Escaping into the woods

Last week I missed my photo hike. Probably the first time that has happened in more than two years. I was off doing the whole “my-kid-is-home-from-college-family-togetherness” thing. I’ll admit to getting a little twitchy not being able to get out, but it was nice to hang with my daughter and have everyone home at the […]

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Clearing a trail

Finally got a chance to explore one of the Florida Trails near Crestview. I spent a leisurely 2 hours tramping through the woods. I think I cleared every spiderweb and tick from along the path. Scared a few skinks and a toad too. I only walked a short portion of the trail, and want to […]

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