Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Snapshots - Ala Florida

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. You may have noticed the change in photo styles, from street photography to nature. Well it finally cooled down in December and this old man is able to do some hiking without ending up in the hospital. (We had a brutal summer...plus the deluges swamped the parks anyway.) So prepare for a series of Florida starting with the Withlacoochie River State Park. A really well kept secret. Y'all locals, need to visit this park. Great, leisurely hiking.

Important to note the high water mark...this past July most of this park was under water.

This is a water-locus. Those thorns are killers.

I snapped this limb stub because in the shadows it looked like a sheep's head. Post processing...I just loved the lichen color and texture of the oak.


  1. What an absolutely glorious spot. And yes, those thorns look vicious indeed.

  2. Goodness those thorns remind me of a cactus I once lost a battle to! Yikes! Beautiful shots Mac!

  3. Hello, now the secret is out. What a pretty park to visit. Beautiful nature images. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your new week! I wish you all the best in 2016, Happy New Year!

  4. Nature is so beautiful in Florida this time of year!

  5. you have changed your profile photo as well!!Nice!

    Nature shoots of yours is soo beautiful Mac!


  6. Well happy hiking. Nice area.

  7. Wow, marvelous impressions of a wonderful walk. All the best for your health, my friend.
    Best, Synnöve

  8. Those thorns look as though they could do some serious damage. Love the views of the trees. Wishing you a healthy and happy 2016.

  9. Cool down in Florida--where--not here on the east coast, that is for sure--was really hot today here--
    smiles, di