Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hopkins Prairie / The Hike

Storm Clouds Hopkins Prairie  16 x 20

I have written about the isolated quality of Hopkins Prairie in my posts.  The day after the alligator picture I went back to Hopkins Prairie with Jackie Schindehette.  We had our cameras and hiking shoes and started from the campground on a trail that appeared to skirt the prairie from the aerial photos on Google Earth.   We started at about 4:30 in the afternoon with the idea of getting some nice photos in the fading afternoon light.  Unfortunately nature was just getting heated up about that time and the thunderclouds started rising and approaching in the direction of our car.  This painting was done from a photo looking west across the prairie into another rising thundercloud.   The trail was great.  It is part of the Florida Trail and was nicely maintained and marked.  Have any of you hiked this part of the Florida Trail?

Doesn't that look like a trail that needs to be walked?

Thanks for looking.

Steve Andrews

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