Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Paines Prairie Preserve
On the side of the road on the way to Gainesville is an observation deck at the end of a long wooden pier. All I could see was a lot of this brown sedge like stuff, then some green I couldn't make out and a pond in the distance with a lot of bird activity.
Osprey or Ahinga nested on platforms mounted on the light poles lining the highway.
About 8 people were clustered in one area on the other side of the highway clutching their binoculars. No idea what they could see.
When we stopped at the viewing platform, I saw this sign and made this picture. There's something about the image that I like but I can't put my finger on it. Perhaps it mimics something I saw that I liked very much.
This is the viewing platform. B&W captures my sense that everything was the same color until the last little bit of growth before the horizon.
Tomorrow: the wildlife we saw from the platform.