Rye Preserve Manatee County, Florida

Rye Preserve, Manatee County Florida

Rye Preserve Manatee County Florida

Located on Rye Road north of Florida Highway 64, (Florida Cracker Turnpike) the Rye Preserve is a small park located on the Manatee River.

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Secluded trail in Rye Preserve

Quaint path leading to the Manatee River

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Manatee River in Rye Preserve

This 145 acre property located just northwest of the Lake Manatee Dam. The preserve features nature trails, horseback trails, picnic areas, a playground and a canoe/kayak launch. 

The preserve’s trail system leads visitors through four distinctive ecosystems, including sand pine scrub, xeric oak scrub, oak hammocks and the river community. A variety of interesting creatures can be seen in these areas including the rare gopher tortoise and Florida scrub-jay. 

A quaint path in Rye Preserve in Manatee County Florida

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Patriot’s Park Venice Florida

 

 

 

This park was created by the Leadership Sarasota County Class of 2002 to remember those who perished on 9/11, as well as the heroes who saved other lives that day, and those who have made sacrifices in the name of freedom in all wars.

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911 Memorial in Patriot Park, Venice Florida

Location: 800 Venetia Bay Blvd. (U.S. 41, just north of the intersection of U.S. 41 Bypass North and U.S. 41 Business.)

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The flags at Patriot Park

 

 

Conveniently located at the intersection of  US 41 business and bypass 41 on the north side of Venice, Patriot Park is available for a quick stop before continuing on your way.

Fountain in Patriot Park

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

Florida Cracker Cattle

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It’s hard to imagine the “New World” without cattle, but they weren’t always here.
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Cattle were brought to North America by Ponce De Leon on his  voyage to America. I don’t know about you but I don’t think I would have wanted to travel across the Atlantic Ocean with a bunch of cattle as my travel companions.

Florida Cracker like so many other terms began as a complimentary term associated with the early hard working cowboys of Florida. It was only in later years the term “Florida Cracker” was meant to be something derogatory. 

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 The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Miami After Dark

 

Miami After Dark

In spite of all the social , economic, and cultural difficulties, Miami is still a beautiful city downtown and along the water front, as these photos taken from a cruise ship exemplify.

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

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Your comments appreciated

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Lakeland Florida

The Lakeland area was first populated by the Paleo Indians near the end of the last ice age. As the ice melted , they ended up staying for thousands of years and at one time there were over 250,000 indians living on the Florida peninsula.

Eventually after several wars with the Spanish most were wiped out , the remaining later merged with the Creek Indians who came from the north and afterwards became known as the Seminoles.

Florida became a state in 1845 and Polk County was formed in 1861 with Bartow named  the county seat because most of the activity was around the Bartow /Fort Meade area. In later years people began entering from the north with most settling in the Lakeland area.

Like many towns , the railroads brought  people and jobs to Lakeland. Founded by a Kentuckian, Abraham Munn, Lakeland began to grow and eventually replaced Bartow as the county seat. Some of the names suggested for the new town were: Munnville, Red Bug, and Rome City. 

After the start of the Spanish-American War, Florida was used a launch point and as a result, Lakeland housed about 9,000 troops. The town grew rapidly  and was on it’s way to becoming the large metropolitan area it is today. 

Today it is not only the home to distribution warehouses for many large corporations, it is the spring training home to major league baseball teams, and has many fine restaurants, hotels and other attractions available, located only thirty miles from Disney World , it offers many alternative hotel accommodations to Orlando.

Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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The gift of a getaway

Tampa Florida

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Tampa, located on the west coast of Florida is about half way between the northern boundaries of Florida and the southern coast. With a population of about 350,000, Tampa is part of the larger Tampa Bay Area which stretches from the New Port Richey area to Venice and Englewood,  has a population of about 4 million people.

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Tampa Waterfront

The area was once inhabited by the Safety Harbor Indians and later the Seminoles. After being briefly explored by the Spanish in the early 16th century, there were no European settlements until 1819 when Florida was acquired from Spain.

The town grew slowly until the arrival of the cigar industry, the railroad, and the discovery of phosphate in the late 19th century.

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Today the area offers everything a larger city might provide, every major professional sport is represented in the area, although the closest professional basketball team is  in Orlando. Theater,amusement parks, fine restaurants abound, not to mention the many world class beaches, all make the Tampa Bay area a desired location for not only visiting but living as well.

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Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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Sarasota, Florida

Voted home of the best beach in the United States, Sarasota has become the destination of many vacationers as well as snowbirds.

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 Sunset on City Island overlooking the Ringling Bridge

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The famous dolphin fountain on city island.

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Marina Jacks,popular restaurant

Located on the south edge of the Greater Tampa Bay area,Sarasota has much to offer,world class beaches, art, theater, beautiful scenery, fine restaurants,and  minor league as well as spring training baseball. 

Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com.

Your comments appreciated

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