Everglades Morning

Posted: October 28, 2013 in Photography, Photos by Iliana C. Hakes-Martinez, Quotes

Everglades“I’ll  talk about the Everglades at the drop of a hat.”
~Marjory Stoneman  Douglas

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  1. mixedupmeme says:

    When I think of the Everglades I see alligators and those air boats skimming along. And actually I want no part of either. 😦 I will stick with the pictures.

    But bacon! That’s a different story. 🙂

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    • hakesplace says:

      You know, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the voice of the Everglades, used to say that being a friend of the Everglades did not mean you had to be in the Everglades. In fact, she really did not like to go out there that much. It’s the same with me. I respect it and appreciate its value. But, RESPECT IT! Wouldn’t be caught dead out there in the spring and summer time–unless you wanted to be carried away by giant insects. Still, it’s quite a unique ecosystem, which I love to research.

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      • mixedupmeme says:

        I think one of the great things about growing old/older is the ability or freedom to say “I never knew that!” and not feel embarrassed or stupid. I am always learning little bits of information by reading blogs and comments.

        I never knew about Marjory Stoneman Douglas. I may only do a wee bit more search about her, but I learned something. 🙂

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        • hakesplace says:

          1890-1998: when she moved to Miami, Florida, she was amazed by the way the sky here in south Florida appears lower, almost hovering. She was amazed at the birds and the orchids–and all the diverse populations of flora and fauna. I didn’t find out about her until I was in my forty’s–late bloomer I am. She became the voice of an ecosystem she said had no voice. Exploitation cut the size of a once huge area to less than 50% of its original size–it’s still dwindling and flora/fauna also. She tried to make people aware of the importance to the planet, specifically through her book, “Everglades: River of Grass.” It’s just one of my interests since I discovered her. 🙂

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  2. PigLove says:

    The everglades – one of my favorite places to talk about. What – wait – is that a Skunk Ape I see in the back far right hand corner…. oh my bad. Just a leaf from a tree – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

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