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.
The Friday started out cool. At least for NW Florida this time of year, it was cool. By the time I got to Camp Helen State Park for my photo hike, it was steamy hot. The day was still beautiful, even if it was like a sauna. Camp Helen is a lovely park that offers … Continue reading Shade and sand
While most tourists to my part of the world tend to congregate at the beaches, there are so many other beautiful places to visit. The perk for me when hiking at these lesser known Florida nature spots, is that I rarely have to share the trail with other people. That means I can do whatever … Continue reading Left to my own devices
I'm going to make a new rule for myself... don't believe anything anyone tells me while out on my photo hikes. Last week I was duped into thinking I'd get to see snakes and this week, it was a gator. Liars! I had high hopes this time. I already had one gator sighting where I … Continue reading Rules of the road
Deserted footpaths Wandering through sand and sea Sidekicks are welcome Haiku Friday is hosted by Lou at LouCeeL.
From early March through Labor Day, the population around here probably doubles, maybe even triples on long, holiday weekends. Two years after the BP oil spill, and the tourist business has returned to pre-spill numbers. That means, if I want to photo hike at the beach, sans bodies mucking up the scene, I have to … Continue reading Dodging the rain