Thursday, February 20, 2014

North vs South

At this time of year the southeastern part of the US and the Great Lakes region are polar opposites... pun intended!

Here is a blue heron that lives at a pond on the grounds of a residential complex we visited.


These trees cover the state park and the shoreline roads near Gumbo Limbo Environmental Center. They might be banyan trees, but I'm not sure.


Here's a view of the beaches along the Atlantic with palm trees and a lifeguard stand, which is more like a little shack...very cute!


On the way back home we were treated with a live view of something I've only seen via TV or photographs: a frozen Lake Erie... but no longer completely frozen as the ice is breaking up everywhere, which has to be an early sign of spring, doesn't it?


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