Legs – Merritt Island – August 2016
I pity those whose entire life and energies are devoted to money making, who have never revelled in the beauty and freedom of the great out-of-doors. – Charles Torrey Simpson from Lower Florida Wilds
This picture is naturally black and white with a touch of green in the upper left. Trying to decide if it “works” oir not.
They are black neck stilts and a Gallinule family.

Swamp Hibiscus

Swamp Hibiscus – Mullet Lake Park – August 2016

“Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections” – Bob Marley

Flower also known as swamp mallow and rose mallow.

Quote found at https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/happiness?page=8

Partridge Pea

Partridge Pea – Mullet Lake Park – August 2016

“Man is merely a custodian of many things and when he passes on he leaves everything behind, even the ruins of what he destroyed.” -John Clayton Gifford.

Quote found in “Florida’s Pioneer Naturalist, The Life of Charles Torrey Simpson” – Elizabeth Ogren Rothra