Saturday, January 17, 2009

Real Florida, part I

Florida is a beautiful wonderful state. I don't want to live here forever, but I do love it, and want to enjoy as much of it as I can while I'm here.

One thing I love about Florida is the diversity. There are springs and swamps and scrub flatwoods and hardwoods and pinewoods and of course the beaches.

Yes, there are golf courses and resorts and theme parks and clubs and even beach resorts, but I do not consider this to be the real Florida. Its like determining what is a native plant. If it was not here when Columbus was here, its not really Florida. I do consider St. Augustine and Fort De Soto "real Florida" so... I guess we can add a few years to that equation.

So when I am stressed or worn out I like to go to the woods (of which there are many close by in Florida - not so in Texas) and recharge.
These are pictures from my last trip to the woods, I won't tell you where, because its my special place!

I am experiencing technical difficulties uploading my photos, so I think I may have to create a flickr account to store them and link there. So... if you want to see the rest of my pictures check them out here.
I'm totally new at this flickr thing so I welcome any suggestions! I guess I'll be learning more about in in the next few days!


  1. I love your photos. I think you have a good eye for some very interesting and dynamic shots.

  2. Thanks!
    and those are all iphone shots! I was thinking when I was out that I wish I had had a real camera with me so I could zoom and have a flash, but still pretty good!

  3. I like your nature shots. Hard to believe they came from a camera phone. How many MP is the phone's camera? I used to like to take black/white still photo's in highschool. Neat stuff especially fall/winter when everything is black and white already. Kind of lost interest in photography when a life event left me and family members wondering what to do with photos after the owner passed on.

  4. Thanks! I think the Iphone is 2MP. It was kind of fun taking them - especially with digital since you don't have to wait for them to develop or waste paper printing the junk. I think I may look into it more as a hobby. I figure its fun to do. Like my scrapbook - if it dies with me, that's ok because it was fun to make and I enjoy looking at it.
    (p.s. I'm too curious who reads this! please don't be anonymous!)


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