December Afternoon Misty Swamp

Bear … 12.29.2014
December mist in the River Swamp
Colors and distance softened
Gentle mist will perhaps
Condense in the cooling dark
To become
Moon kissed
Quenching rain

misty afternoon river swamp ⓒBearspawprint2014

misty afternoon river swamp ⓒBearspawprint2014

America’s Great Outdoors

—- U.S. Department of the Interior.

Everglades National Park in Florida protects an unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther. An international treasure as well – a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance, and a specially protected areas under the Cartagena Treaty.