While on a walk along the Cross Florida Greenway that runs near our house, I chanced across scattered patches of blackberries. I wondered if I should be wary since bears are occasionally seen in the area and might be attracted to this food source. However, the berry patches showed no signs of any feeding bearsContinue reading “Wilder-berries”
Between Gainesville and sleepy little Micanopy, a one by two mile lowland alternates between swamp and shallow lake and is called a hammock. Known as Barr Hammock Preserve, it is mostly swamp with a few ponds this time of year. Along its margins leafless cypress and maples sport beards of Spanish moss thought grass andContinue reading “Barr Hammock”
Our hike along the nearby greenway takes us past this tree that was laid low by strong winds years ago. Now it rests on its side, its once towering branches reaching out like fingers, neither threatening nor inviting, merely resting.