Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Some Things Along the Banks of the St. John's River!

 This is an interesting plant.  I don't know what it is.  I am not much of a botanist.
 And then there is this.  What a strange fruit or whatever hanging down from a tree.

I know what these are.  These are cypress knees.
 There are river people who put of shacks of a sort along the more secluded parts of the river.
 The wild life on this river is wonderful.  Birds, Alligators, turtles, etc.
 This is an old branch of the river.  You go down this and you have left the 21st century.
 Spanish moss all over the trees.  Early 1900's Spanish Moss was used to stuff mattresses.  It is loaded with bugs though...thus the saying...don't let the bed bugs bite.  It was given the name Spanish Moss as it supposedly resembles the beards of the spaniards who settled Florida.
 I love the trees in Florida....especially the large oaks.
This is a bridge that crosses the river.  One county is on one end and another county at the other.


  1. Carole, these are awesome photos, The river is beautiful and would be so fun to drift down and see all the amazing plants, trees, and wildlife. Minus the alligator's, those I don't want to see in the wild.

  2. I LOVE those spiky flowers! Great shots! Waterfront cottage for rent! LOL (Saw more gators crossing I75 than in the rivers and the everglades...don't tell Marlene - there was even one in Dad's backyard :D )

  3. Linda Ronstadt - "Blue Bayou" Now she's in my head! :)

  4. Looks like a beautiful place. Would just love to see the great blue heron. The alligators not so much! lol

  5. Cool photos, Carole =) ewie - I didn't know that about the Spanish moss =p

  6. There are some lovely photographs here. I have often taken photographs on country walks and wished I knew what the plants or birds were called.

  7. wow, that would be cool to see! definitely wouldn't want to run into an alligator though. :)

  8. Thanks, Kathy, thanks, Dave...Thanks photoblog.

  9. Love these photos! Wow, thanks for sharing.

  10. What a beautiful place! I love the moss on the trees..gorgeous photo reading!