Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Silver River Adventure - Part II


One of Florida's famous bald cypress trees


An 19th century village supply store




This is a replica of the old Fort King.  The original site is about 5 miles away in Ocala.


Turtles getting some sun

20 comments:

RedPat said...

Looking at your pics I get this feeling of peacefulness. What a great way to celebrate the birthday! The pics are beautiful - did you take your good camera out in the kayak?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My idea of a perfect way to celebrate a birthday! Loved both posts. Beautiful river.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, a fun way to celebrate indeed and such a beautiful place!! Love your captures as always, Lowell! Thanks for sharing the fun!!

Kay said...

Gorgeous! This area looks like classic tropics!

hamilton said...

How did you manage to get such good pics while in a kayak? you must be very good ;)

Jack said...

A calm day in Old Florida.

Lois said...

You really got some good shots there! I wonder how old that cypress tree is.

William Kendall said...

Very pretty shots. What strikes me is how different the vegetation is from what I'm used to.

Randy said...

Are there gators in there?

cieldequimper said...

Lol, I didn't even ask the question, Randy did!!! I would have absolutely adored this with the log cabin shop and fort! Fantastic!

Halcyon said...

Beautiful landscapes. I just love that Florida green. That shade just doesn't produce itself anywhere else!

llandudnopictures said...

Kayaking is definitely the way to get around!

EG CameraGirl said...

If I'd thought there would be no alligators there, I'd have wanted to tag along. ;)

Small City Scenes said...

What a great adventure. Love the old fort and buildings.
I can feel the happiness. MB

Sharon Anck said...

Your photos give life to the words "down on the bayou".

VP said...

I love to see gorgeous trees and lovely turtles around, instead of those scary gators...

Karl Demetz said...

If this is Florida, then what is the Amazonia?
Great photos of this beautiful and calm place, Lowell, especially that with the big tree!

LOLfromPasa said...

Quite a contrast to our local lakes and pools around Coventry. Looks amazing. Wonderful photos!

Glad to see you back. Had a look at your recent shots...all grand!

Kay said...

Me again...the only post I've made 'til now is the one above. I haven't mastered virtual disappearing ink...yet.

SRQ said...

Nothing like the bald cypress tree! It's so old Florida -- very nice.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson