Friday, February 4, 2011


02.04.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

This view shows a bit of the country side in central Florida, just north of Lake Okeechobee, that is not often associated with the state. Although the majority of the state's population lives on the coast, most of the land mass is internal, dotted with numerous lakes and rivers. The winter months are dry, so the usual green is faded and less frequently seen, especially under overcast skies, but the temperatures warmed up to the low 80's today.

Perceptions of Florida generally focus upon the white sandy beaches and the wonderland of Disney World, with an occasional acknowledgment to the Everglades or Kennedy Space Center. We so easily grasp onto a categorization (our minds seeking a pattern) to better organize massive bits of information. Generally, that is a good thing as the quantity would be quite overwhelming. The flaw is in accepting those broad strokes as the 'end all' and not seeking out the detail nor differences. State Road 70, Buckhead Ridge, FL


  1. Looks like a lovely place. I'd give anything to see something 'green' right now!

  2. This picture makes me think of spring in Finland, just before the leaves burst in the trees. You are so right about the generalizations - if I saw this picture separately, out of context, my first thought would definitely not be Florida!

  3. Thanks for giving us a view of the less known Florida.