River of Grass

As busy as it was with our revolving door of visitors this month, it was nice to carve out some time for an Everglades trip – I forgot how much I really need the occasional breath of fresh air away from the city …      dsc_0311dsc_0313dsc_0367dsc_0354dsc_0334 dsc_0338dsc_0317dsc_0302I’m so happy with the first photo in this grouping.  I find it difficult to capture and explain the enormity of this giant, moving wetland – But I like how this picture gives insight to some of the more subtle hydrological aspects of the Everglades.

We Walked with Dinosaurs

… literally …

If you ever find yourself in south Florida, I would highly suggest you add the Shark Valley Visitor’s Center in Everglades National Park to your itinerary.

No walls, no fences, no cages:  Natalie, Jim and I got up close and personal with wild alligators, anhingas and other tropical wetland critters on Saturday as we biked Shark Valley’s 15-mile trail.

Too cool for words – I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves: