Friday, March 25, 2016

Florida in its Natural State

This month I am participating in the Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life Challenge.  Please visit their site to read and comment on other Slice of Life stories.


We had some issues with Internet connection when on the beach, so I'm a few days behind in posting.   I'll be spending the next few days catching up with all the stories I've collected while on our spring break trip.

There is something to be said about pressing the pause button, which is exactly what I've been able to do this week.  My writing has taken on different forms other than writing on my blog.  My eyes have been open wide to possibilities, not only for topics but for ways to communicate my message.

As we floated down St. Johns River in central Florida, I wondered how I could share the beautiful images I was capturing on my camera roll.  We got a glimpse of what wild Florida looked like hundreds of years ago before it became so commercialized.  The music we heard was that of birds calling to each other.  The characters we saw were real...wildlife and flora on the stage of the river.  Slowing down gave me the opportunity to take it all in.  Here's a brief glimpse into our afternoon on the river.



Natural Florida

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful video of the flora and fauna of your trip. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Beautiful video of the flora and fauna of your trip. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Love seeing this, but really adored seeing the manatees. We saw them a lot last summer on Captiva Island, and my granddaughter studied them last year for her special unit. They are amazing, and of course I enjoyed all the rest, too, Julie. It's lovely that you're taking this trip!

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  4. Beautiful. I recall a family vacation to undeveloped Florida in the late 60's what a difference from today.

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