Deja Vu (all over again) :D

Sheba telling me she wanted to play in the water.

Sheba telling me she wanted to play in the water.

My plan this afternoon was to take a 45 minute walk on the Florida Scenic Trail and then retrace my steps, which would have been a nice walk for both Sheba and me.

Mud puddles ahead

and the Mud puddles ahead

However, after I realized that it would involve stepping into ankle-deep mud puddles, I changed my mind.

What is so funny about these photos are they are almost identical to the ones I took when we were here in both the Casita and in the Aliner on previous visits.  The same post with its tiny garden growing in the top, the same trail sign, the same wooden walkway over the wettest places.

When I saw all the exposed palmetto roots, I remembered that Dad had always told me to stay away from them because rattlesnakes liked to hang around them.  I wasn’t sure if it was true or not until the mid 80’s when we were living in Altamonte Springs.

One of our neighbors and her husband had dug up a long palmetto root to dry, polyurethane, and mount over their bed as an intriguing sculpture.  They left the root on their screened in porch, and left the door between the screen room and their living room open overnight.

Rattlesnake haven?

Rattlesnake haven?

The next morning they discovered several baby rattlesnakes in their living room carpet!!  So I don’t go digging around palmetto roots much anymore, even if there is yummy palmetto cabbage under the new palmetto shoots.

We are looking forward to new scenery.  I’ve never camped at O’Leno, so next week I’ll have some new sights to share with you.

Florida Scenic Trail Sign

Florida Scenic Trail Sign

I promise!  🙂

Natural planter

Natural planter

 

 

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