Friday, September 18, 2009

Photo Friday: Cypress Trees

For the past 20 years or so, every time I visit my uncle in Florida, he takes me out on his boat. We go to Lake Santa Fe which is comprised of a big lake adjoining a little lake (aptly named Little Lake Santa Fe), a bay, and an old, overgrown canal.

Being out on that lake, I feel like I am far away from everything. It is one of the few places that always feels carefree.

Lake Santa Fe is ringed by what I used to call "creepy trees" when I was younger. They look drippy, dark, and ominous, yet I always felt safe within their confines. They are Cypress trees and every last one of them is adorned in Spanish moss. I think they're wonderful.

I took this photo just as we were about to enter the big lake from the entrance passageway. It shows off the creepy trees beautifully. As luck would have it, I managed to capture one of the many fisherman who frequent Lake Santa Fe on his way in from what I hope was a fruitful outing. You can see him in the small break in the trees, which will give you an idea as to how tall the Cypresses really are.

Happy Friday!

[caption id="attachment_1006" align="aligncenter" width="477" caption="Cypress trees with Spanish moss"]Cypress trees with Spanish moss[/caption]

3 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to see those trees! I think I need to plan a trip to Florida.

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  2. That photograph is beautiful, and eerie. You're talented!

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  3. I have a question do spanish moss affect a cyprus tree

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