Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tall Cypress Trees

As I continued my journey, I kept photographing the tall cypress trees reaching for the sky. The sky was beautiful with few clouds. These were taken sometime after 3 p.m.

Continuing the Green Trail

Blue skies combined with the tall cypress trees made this my favorite part of the green trail. There were plenty of large roots to photograph as well. A few times I had to remind myself to look where I was stepping.

Old NAD Trail

Before I knew it, I had made full circle - hence the “loop.” So this time I chose the green trail, also known as Old NAD Trail. I never did find out what “NAD” is.

Last of the Upland Loop

As I entered this part of the trail there was a canal along one side. Just as I made this turn an egret spotted me and flew off. It was feeding at the giant bird feeder.

Friday, June 26, 2009

More of Upland Loop Trail

Here are some more shots I took as I walked the Upland Loop Trail. I made a point of waiting until I found interesting spots to take photos. Some parts seemed monotonous.

Shade along the Trail

Even though I had my hat, I still appreciated the shady spots along the trail. It was rather hot that afternoon. Also, I had rubbed on some sunscreen to protect my skin.

Upland Loop Trail

The first trail I hiked was the Upland Loop Trail. It was marked with the color red. Before leaving the kiosk, I reviewed all the trail rules.