Manatees instinctively swim to this protected Florida Spring to stay warm in Winter, while people admire them from the boardwalk. Beautiful.
Bring your binoculars and a sense of wonder to observe an osprey scouting the territory with keen eyesight and incredible neck flexibility. Marvelous!
Beautiful spring-fed river to rent stand up paddle boards on the West Coast of Florida. Later this day, we paddled alongside a manatee. Great exercise, too. You can paddle the river from Weeki Wachee State Park downstream and get a shuttle back to the park.
I purchased these gladiolus as bulbs (corms) as a gift for Chas, uncertain if they would bloom in the sandy soil of our Florida garden. He planted and tended them for these lovely June blooms.