Yesterday (President’s Day) my son and I took off to nature, to a preserve we’ve been to once quite some time ago. The photos here are not the absolute gems of the day’s yield; those will be coming up over a languid stretch. These are to document memories and such highlights as encountering Sandhill Cranes for the very first time.
It’s also to continue personal therapy for me, a way I’ve used in difficult times before; nature + creative endeavor. Going through them and posting here continues the relief of being there.
These are selected to showcase this environment, which is the last northernmost portion of the Florida Everglades. It was a crisp, very windy day, with cloud cover and sunshine.
A pair of Sandhill Cranes. They hung out quite a while then in an instant took off with a flurry. Huge wingspan. Kept feeding all morning around the same area.
Living in Florida, one appreciates the subtle beauty of the Everglades. This northern portion has observable differences than the southern part and Everglades National Park.
Mostly a flat environment that stretches for miles and miles. This expanse is what gives it a special quality, at least to me.
And some pretty great sky!
Thank you Nature!