Our first stop was Big Tree Park. I was on the boardwalk and I looked over the side to see a shallow pool of water. It captured the reflection of the trees above it and became this shimmering natural tapestry.
This is The Senator - a 3,500 year old Cyprus tree. It is one of the oldest trees on the planet. Up until now I had no idea that I was living so close to it. I wasn't even able to stand far enough away to get the top of the tree in the shot.
This is the top of the tree - 118 feet in the air.
Freddy and his friend Elena.
We were lucky enough to spot a wild king snake.
On the way out of the park I couldn't help but notice this wooden railing. It looks like a monkey sticking its tongue out at me.
Marya, Freddy's girlfriend, was able to join us at Wekiva Springs.
At one point I looked up to see a banana spider so large that it created a five foot web between two trees.
A beautiful display in the clouds as the sun sets over Wekiva Springs.