Sunday, March 04, 2012

There is More to Florida than the Shore

Wekiwa Springs
When most folks think of Florida they think of the beach.
The beach is fine, but there is so much more to Florida than it's shore. 
This is the Florida I most appreciate:

Oak Hammocks with Spanish Moss dripping,
Crystal clear springs perfect for swimming,
Grassy savannas bestrewn with Long-leaf pine
Where deer graze and rabbit and mouse supine
There is wildlife galore, that's for 'shore'
Many different birds, black bear, alligators and more
Manatee are the gentlest, water born and slow
But if you haven't experienced it, you wouldn't know
Clear water of Wekiwa Springs
Access road into Wekiwa Springs State Park
Resident gopher tortoise at Wekiwa Springs State Park
Pine savanna in Wekiwa Springs State Park

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