Sunday, April 29, 2012

Alligator Lilies in the dark and mysterious Blackwater Swamp

I was running along the dirt roads that pass through the dark and mysterious Blackwater Swamp this morning. For ten miles I didn't see a single human or car. I could hear lots of strange noises coming from the swamp. Noises I don't normally hear in my high and dry scrub. Tall, mossy trees hung over the road and fat snakes whipped into the vegetation.

Eveything cheered up though when I came across a large patch of alligator lilies. Hymenocallis palmeri is a swamp lily that is relatively common, especially in the southern areas of Florida.

Happy Sunday!

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