Sunday, February 13, 2011

Gorgeous Day for Workin' Outside

 Welcome back to Lake Kissimmee. 
I returned to volunteer and the day was picture-perfect.
I got to try out my new camera to boot!
Enjoy the view!

 The differences in terrain are quite something!


 This sweet thing kept me company
while I worked on the dock.

This tree is sited on the area where rangers did a
"prescribed burn".
Notice how black the trunk is. 
It looks like something from a Dr. Seuss book.

According to the state parks website,
"Prescribed burning is one of the most successful tools used by land managers to improve ecosystems and reduce wildfire danger. Prescribed burning mimics natural fire cycles by restoring natural communities, reducing undergrowth that accumulates over time and decreasing the potential for wildfire. Burned lands experience an increase in native wildflowers, birds and other wildlife."

Even after such a devastating event,
nature knows how to heal
and continues to thrive.
Just amazing.

Hope you enjoyed our tour today. 
See you next time!


  1. Can I just say I'm a teeny bit jealous? There is still snow on the ground here. You're pics are beautiful and I applaud you for volunteering. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Here's hoping your snow melts quickly! Then it'll be my turn to be jealous-of your vast garden!

  3. Hi Daisy...It looks like you had a ton of fun on such a beautiful day. You should have many more of them in the next couple of months.

  4. Susan-It was glorious! I plan to enjoy every moment. ;0)

  5. Wow. Beautiful pictures! I can almost feel the sun on my back!

  6. Beautiful park, Daisy. I know you are loving being outdoors in such natural wonders God created.
    What kinds of things do you do as a volunteer?

  7. Hi Meems. There's no place I'd rather be than outside.

    I do whatever the ranger needs done. I've done office work, cleaned kiosks, raked mulch, hammered nails, picked up trash and gathered pine straw to place in designated areas through the park. All easy stuff, really.


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