A Lush and Rocky Little Trail
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
We recently visited Grassy Waters Preserve and the short Eagle Trail, a narrow trail of sand and exposed limestone outcroppings that loops around Gator Lake, and meanders through wet prairie and cypress. It’s truly a lovely little hike, and reminiscent of some areas of Big Cypress Preserve (adjacent to Everglades National Park). Afterwards, we enjoyed a picnic in the shade, before hitting a longer trail….
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Beautiful, including the cute little Beemer.
Thanks so much!
Ah, the Mini-Cooper! A true roadster, and that little baby has been put to the test, believe me… 🙂
Looks to be a tranquil, lovely place to wander!
It truly is… On a HOT day (which this is, of course — South Florida in the summer!), it’s perfect. Just beautiful!
It’s a mini adventure!
TOTALLY! I would re-visit, despite its length — it’s perfectly sublime. 🙂
Thank you for visiting my blog…you have a very nice site! I’d love to take a little walk down that path with my camera gear!
Thanks so much, and ditto!! I caught a few lovelies along the trail (although I didn’t have my macro, drats!) — dragonflies especially — which will be appearing soon. 🙂
Oh, what a lovely trail! Now I’m really looking forward to our camping trip next week in the Upper Peninsula — and especially looking forward to the quiet. 🙂
You’re so lucky!! I’ve never been to the UP, but had a friend who was raised there…. And her stories! Wow. I’ve seen images, and such beauty!! HAVE FUN! Take pictures! 🙂
Oh yes, you know I will!
That lush vegetation makes it look friendly and inviting.
This particular trail REALLY was very inviting and relatively innocent (we only saw one gator and nest) — a secret, quiet little pathway far in the northern section of the Everglades. And in our South FLA summers, we appreciate this canopy of vegetation. Truly beautiful; I just wish it were longer! Thank goodness there are more… 🙂
Your blog makes me excited to return to Miami. There is so much more of that state I have yet to explore and I will finally have a bit of time to do it!
That’s wonderful!! There really IS so much to this state, so much more than people realize… I know people who’ve lived here their entire lives, and haven’t known of hundreds of acres of natural area in their own neighborhoods. Florida has more than 2000 state parks and natural areas — including the ONLY Everglades, of course. 🙂 There really is so very much. I just hope we can continue to preserve Natural Florida in all its beauty.
Such a beautiful looking place. I love especially how you shat the pictures into an inviting pathway leading to somewhere only the one who follows the pathway will find. Thank you.
I’m so glad that was conveyed… Thanks!! This particular trail REALLY was very much like that — a secret, quiet little pathway far in the northern section of the Everglades. Truly beautiful; I just wish this particular trail were longer! Thank goodness there are more… 🙂
Maybe in the shortness , you will discover the longness!!!
Thanks for showing us the vegetation! Very interesting!
I’m so glad you enjoyed — that’s one thing about this area, it IS lush once you get out of the concrete jungle… 🙂
Love the quote… and the trail looks inviting!!!
I love that quote, too — have a feeling it will be re-appearing at some point, heh! This was a wonderfully inviting trail… Only wish it were longer!
I like it. I’ve never met a trail that didn’t invite exploration.
That’s a great way of saying it… And was most definitely the case, here! We only wish it were longer — we appreciate canopy in the South FLA summers!
I might add, I am always pulled along to see what is around the next corner or over the next hill. Admittedly, hills are few and far between in Florida. (grin)
Absolutely!! Central and North FLA is quite hilly, alas… We’re in the Everglades! Below sea level! Which is why my guy (who adores the mountains) is hankering for a move… 🙂
Beautiful – Enjoy Your Weekend:)
Thanks so much! You too, hope you’re enjoying your weekend! We’re going to try to brave the heat and hit another trail…. 🙂
You take such amazing photos. Might I ask what camera you use, my wife will want to know 🙂
Thanks so much! In the last few months I switched from a Canon Rebel to a Canon 7D… But these were taken with the 7D. 🙂