Slash pines are a common sight around Florida. The trees have become resistant to wild fires due to the lack of low level branches. This shot was taken in the Deer Prairie Creek Preserve just outside Venice, Florida.
InStride Therapy offer hippotherapy to developmentally challenged children. Located in Nokomis Florida they are considered a leader in hippotherapy in the southeast. This is one of their horses. I love the color of her mane.
Many folks don't know this, but the everglades of Florida once covered much of the state. This is what almost all of Florida once looked like. Palm and oak trees grew in wetlands and prairies alike. Taken in Deer Prairie Creek Preserve outside Venice, Florida.