|santa fe river - from suspension bridge|
last saturday we did an overnighter at O'Leno State Park. weather was perfect.
30's at night. sunny and in the 60's during the day. great sleeping & hiking weather.
(quick side note: we left kitties at home. sam built a kitty door.
before we left, neighborhood cats started showing up. emo slyly chased them away.
hmmmmm. we think they were early...not supposed to show up 'til we were gone.
oh well. at least they cleaned up before we got home sunday.
no furballs, signs of food fights, piles of poop or puke, or dragged in frogs or lizards.
anyway...some of these pic's aren't the best. hiking early on sunday morning...
the sun was BRIGHT and so some of my pic's look kind of washed out.
|santa fe river sink|
in O'Leno, 900 million gallons of water per day flows underground
at Santa Fe River Sink...flowing into a complex aquatic cave system...
and reappearing 3 miles away at Santa Fe River Rise.
(at River Rise, the Santa Fe flows for another 35 miles until it reaches the Suwannee River.)
at the river sink...all that gunky green algae stuff collects & coats just about everything!
|weeeeeeeee! get ready for take-off!|
|and the creature from the green lagoon rises from the swamp...|
|native wild azaleas grow all along the river|
back to the woodsy part of the trails...
|i am fairly certain...pretty sure...that this is a Palamedes Swallowtail. (right? wrong?) (or Black Swallowtail?)|
if you know me...then you know i like to ID SCAT & TRACKS.
so here's a pile o' pOOp along the trail. BIG pile. scratch marks around it.
Coyote scat! of this i'm certain.
the moon, saturday night from the campground.
life's a journey. enjoy the ride.
be cool. be safe.