This past week I have had family visiting from Germany. Luckily for me my cousin and I share the love of the outdoors. So I have taken her on a series of adventures to show her natural Florida.
There is so much inspiration and beauty right in your own back yard if you only know where to look.
Here are a some pictures from our adventures.
Hillsborough River State Park.
Weeki Wachee River
Lake Parker, Polk County
It is no secret I love being outdoors. I love seeing the different environments and ecosystems. It is this love that is reflected in my artwork and that has led me to a career in the environmental field. Last week that day job sent several of us to a training for underwater resource identification. The objective was to learn how to recognize and identify the underwater marine resources that are present in our area. This included a day on the water in Tampa Bay, and ended with a pass under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. I was lucky that there were more than a couple of underwater cameras. I would love to use these images as part of a larger artwork sometime in the future. But for now check out some of the photos of our adventure.