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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary


Run by the Audobon Society, this slice of native Florida is located east of Naples, FL. A two-mile boardwalk provides an easy way to view this primordial swamp, which is habitat for a plethora of species of plants and animals. Some good gator pictures inside.

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St. John's River


What happens when I rent a boat at Hontoon Landing and cruise the St. Johns River in north central Florida? A lot of pictures of birds, reptiles, and the occasional cow! These photos were taken during two different such outings, one in March and the other in November.

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Here and There Around Florida

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While Barb was in Florida, I took the opportunity to travel around the state and show her some of our "native" scenery, which to a British Columbian, is kind of exotic, sort of. Here are some photos from the east coast, the west coast, and the center of Florida, including Captiva Island and Anna Maria Island.

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Random files - Florida - Nov. 2003
Poison Ivy75 viewsAhh, the leaves turn such a nice shade of red in the fall!
Strap Fern71 viewsThese grow everywhere in the swamp.
Deer in the Brush69 viewsSomeone spotted this dear hiding off the trail. They exhorted me to take a picture.
Tillandsia in a Tree65 viewsAvailable space is used to advantage in the swamp.
Fat Man and Little Boy?93 viewsTwo lazy gators sunning themselves in the swamp. The big guy had to be about the size of a Lincoln Town Car. Well, he was maybe 12-13 feet long. Not a place you would want to go swimming.
Power Plant by the St. Johns146 views
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Tree Malformation90 viewsAn interesting, gnarled, old tree in Fort Desoto Park
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Blue Spring125 viewsBlue Spring State Park is a beautiful place near DeLand in east central Florida.

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Barb Plays on the Beach215 viewsAt Sanibel Island, Barb sits and builds a sand castle or something.Jul 31, 2004
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Bubble Room187 viewsThe exterior of the Bubble Room, a veritable landmark in Captiva Island, FloridaJul 31, 2004
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Obligatory Waitress Photo #2204 viewsBubble Room, Captiva Island, Florida.Jul 31, 2004
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Dessert Selection205 viewsThe Bubble Room's dessert selection appears right behind my martini glass. Eat your heart out!Jul 31, 2004
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Bubble Room Waitress187 viewsI know you were waiting for the obligatory waitress photo. Well, this is it. Taken at the famous Bubble Room on Captiva Island, Florida.Jul 31, 2004
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Blue Spring177 viewsThe spring flows out through here to the St. Johns River.Jul 31, 2004
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Sunset, Sanibel Island194 viewsThe west coast of Florida is "the" place to view sunsets, particularly on Sanibel Island.Jul 31, 2004
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Mushroom163 viewsIt's at Blue Spring State Park, but why would that matter?Jul 31, 2004