Double Shot Wednesday! What a great way to start April, and I "ain't" foolin'...
First I have to say that I'm not feeling the blues today. If you are reading this, it means I've done my work and posted as I should, and I'm doing a happy dance, excited that April is here. So, though I have my insecurities, as usual, I'm not indulging them today. Instead, I'm writing about North Florida, my birth state, for the A to Z Challenge, and I'm going to share some of the reasons why this state will always, no matter where I live, have a special place in my heart.
First, how can I write about Florida and not write about alligators? Impossible. They are everywhere, north and south, and such a part of FL that they should probably be on the state flag. There are quite a few alligator farms/tourist attractions all over the state, but the one I've frequented the most is one with a long history since its founding in 1893.
|Albino alligator in 2005. He's much bigger now!|
|Tortoises, who are also bigger now than in this photo!|
|Roseate Spoonbills in flight|
Some images from:
"Seal of Florida". Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Seal_of_Florida.svg#mediaviewer/File:Seal_of_Florida.svg