This is another Everglades painting. I like looking out over the vast river of grass and imagining all the creatures living there, unseen. The place is teeming with life, and I hope after the oil disaster is over it still will be. And for everyone up north who is afraid to come down because of the oil spill, it isn't here. Maybe it will be eventually, but it won't be sudden, and it's not here now on the East Coast. In fact, it is just gorgeous here right now, even in my own back yard.
Here's a photo I took in the Gumbo Limbo forest, and I have never seen a more human-looking tree. It's a Strangler Fig.