Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 26, 2023

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

~ Wayne Gretzky
Canadian – Hockey Player Born: January 26, 1961

Porte Ponderings:

The Observation Tower at Edward Medard Conservation Park is the first one I’ve seen that is Handicap Accessible. The long ramps make it easy for anyone to climb to the top. There’s no fear of falling between the open grid steps, as the ramps are solid and made of long lasting materials. The view was excellent from the top where Rickie and I found a young man taking a nap.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 25, 2023

Old age has its pleasures,
which, though different,
are not less than the pleasures of youth.

~ W. Somerset Maugham

Porte Ponderings:

While at Edward Medard Conservation Park be certain to view the Sacred Trees. On top of sand dunes the sand has worn away over the years to exposed the roots, but the trees remain standing tall.

Today is National Florida Day. So glad I’m able to celebrate National Florida Day in Florida.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 23, 2023

Seeds of faith are always within us;
sometimes it takes a crisis
to nourish and encourage their growth.

~ Susan L. Taylor
American – Editor Born: January 23, 1946

Porte Ponderings:

Hike #2 of the Hillsborough Hiking Spree was at Edward Medard Conservation Park, Plant City. It was rated 3-strenuous, but only had a couple of areas that were difficult. Although it said to take your dog hiking with you to the Singing Bluffs, Rickie hated the trail. The trail was too full of scents for him and he almost had to be dragged out to the point. Coming back I couldn’t keep up with him, good thing he was on a leash 😉

The oberservation tower was the first tower I”ve seen that’s totally handicap accessible.

I’m glad I was told to stop and see the sacred trees. They were amazing. High on sanddunes with roots exposed.