A Winter Visit to the Wakodahatchee Wetlands

It was a cloudless sky when I drove up to the preserve. The Wakodahatchee Wetlands are located in Delray Beach, Florida, on 50 acres of utility land. The area was transformed into a wetlands with public access over a three-quarter mile boardwalk that crosses water, marshes, shallows and small nesting islands. There are gazebos with benches and plenty of wildlife offering a great way to observe birds in their natural habitats.

The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department’s operates a Water Reclamation Facility that pumps approximately two million gallons of highly treated water through the Wakodahatchee Wetlands.

Flying Great Blue Heron

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Great White Egret

A Trip to Flamingo Gardens

Flamingo Gardens is a beautifully landscape wildlife sanctuary with exotic plants, birds, reptiles and animals.

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The Marvin Adams Waterway, Key Largo, Florida

Visitors drive across this bridge on highway U.S. 1 – located about mile marker 103.6. The vertical walls rise about 15 feet high and the local boaters refer to it as “the Cut”. It took a year-and-a-half to complete the half-mile cut in 1961 with a temporary bridge on the bayside. Twelve years later, a four lane highway bridge was built. Interesting story – http://www.keyshistory.org/thecut.html

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The Mangroves of the Islands

Off Key Largo are beautiful quiet islands covered with mangroves. These saltwater trees create a massive amount shade and help create an amazing environment to explore. Below is a mangrove tree with new growth.

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Sunrise Miami Style

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I met my friends at 6am downtown Miami. We walked along the waterfront and enjoying the glorious sunrise taking photos as we traveled.

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Miami Beach Lifestyle

Miami Beach is beautiful all year long, even the coldest days down here are warmer then most of the other states in the US. The beautiful skies, friendly people and the magnificent ocean make it an amazing place to visit

Miami Beach - off Lincoln Road - South Florida

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Bayside in December

Photo by Lee Smith
Met my photography friends at 6am Downtown Miami for a sunrise photoshoot

This first image is of the marina and the lighting around the water’s edge.

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