Movie Dome

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Another beautiful early morning with the mist gently rising off the grass. We headed out to Movie Dome. This is a Cypress Dome that the Park takes groups of folks into in order to explain the ecosystem of a dome. Eric had told us that the bromeliads were abundant in the dome, so Clyde decided to photograph it. We were… Read More

My first time on Anhinga Trail

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I was looking forward to seeing Anhinga Trail. Since I live in the Everglades/Big Cypress ecosystem, it may sound strange to say that I have never been on the most popular trail in the Everglades National Park! Clyde doesn’t photograph birds, so we never made it to this particular spot. However, for this project he wanted to see if he… Read More

Mahogany Tree

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We decided to beat the wind and woke up before the sun came up to ‘high-tale’ it out to the Mahogany Hammock Boardwalk. Normally, dawn is a very quiet time until the sun cracks the horizon, then the change in temperature creates wind. Clyde needed complete stillness in order to photograph the tree. The hammock is dark to begin with… Read More

Snakes and Orchids

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Today we took a spiritual journey with Eric and Katy Raits. They guided us into their favorite Cypress dome to share their place of peace with us. Several of the images in this blog were taken by Eric and Katy. The hike into the dome was absolutely glorious. We were surrounded by bromeliads in bloom. The bright red, purple and… Read More

Time to Photograph!!!

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Once again we ventured down the boardwalk at Mahogany Hammock in hopes of taking a picture of the GREAT tree. However, the wind was still too much… With disappointment, we returned to the parking lot and was thrilled to see the Southern Cross Astrological Society setting up their equipment in the parking lot! …and I thought Clyde had big cameras!… Read More