Photos from Florida's Capital City (and occasionally a few from other interesting places I have been fortunate enough to visit in my travels!)
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Our World Tuesday
More pictures from the walking trail at Okeeheepkee Prairie Park. Okeeheepkee means "disappearing waters", the Native American name given to nearby Lake Jackson. Lake Jackson is a shallow prairie lake which has two major sinkholes beneath it, causing it to completely drain into the Florida aquifer every 25 years or so, exposing the lake bed. This natural draining process has been going on for many years, and the lake always fills back up again. I have previously shown pictures of Lake Jackson on my blog here and here.
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Great nature shots.
Sydney – City and Suburbs
Very Floridian. :)
Glad you explained the difficult name of the park, I can understand now. It looks like a nice place to walk around.
I've heard a lot of good things about Lake Jackson. But let's say you just bought a lake house there and planned to go fishing in the morning and when you woke up the lake had disappeared! Wouldn't that be funny! :)
love the last photo of the glistening water!
I see some birds among the long grasses.
Great place to walk!! Hope you have a lovely day, Lois!!
Well it's a lovely name, isn't it? :-) And it looks so much like summer!
That's looking pretty good to me right now, Lois.
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