Monday, November 4, 2013
Being new to this southern region, I'm having to forge new relationships with the flora of Florida. I deeply miss the maple trees, and grand pin oaks, day lilies, and other plantings that can't grow here because of the heat. But, I'm encountering some that I've not seen before, like cypress trees (and cypress knees), loblolly bay trees, and Spanish moss. I've been told not to handle it, and avoid nasty bugs that get on your skin, but handling it wasn't my ambition in the first place, so I'll have no trouble following that advice. These two images were taken in a small park near the St. John's River just off San Jose Boulevard. Finally now, (the beginning of November) the sun is a bit more oblique, and shadows are longer in the morning and afternoon which favor my photographic biases. I'm told that there will even be reliable morning fog in December. I'll revisit this place again when those changes are in place.