Monday, April 30, 2012

Postcards from Central Florida

Natural attractions include the beautiful Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area. Mom and Dad were disappointed that the lake was completely dried up, but I was not...


Along the way you spy what appears to be sea foam washing up alongside the trail, but you are in sandy pine lands far from shore... it turns out to be ground-dwelling deer lichen...


Speaking of lichen, I learned that Spanish moss are not lichens (let alone moss) but a kind of bromeliad, an air plant. Mom and Dad probably take their beauty for granted by now...


On the cultural side, on the drive home from Ocklawaha one should join the folks for a beer and burger at friendly Gator Joe's on Lake Weir...


 ... where the sun is always shining and the tats are enviable...


And plan a trip to the nearby Florida Carriage Museum and Resort, with its rather mindboggling collection of historical carriages and an authentic Poitou donkey, which is mighty friendly if somewhat flea-ridden...


I'm not sure what this is, but if you move to central Florida you definitely need to get yourself one...


Hat tip to LMK for photos!

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  2. Thank you! We just moved to Florida and found deer lichen on our property. Had not idea what it was. Thank you!

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