I'm a retired website builder and amateur photographer and decided to merge those two interests with this website.
My interest in photography is primarily due to the variety of birds and the abundance of wildlife in South Florida where I moved to in 2018.
Both the Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve are a short drive from Naples and where I tend to go to take photos, along with the many closer nature parks, rookeries, and preserves in my area.
The vast majority of photos were taken in Florida, exceptions will be clearly marked.
Sometimes also called string lily, the swamp lily is native to wet areas like stream banks and swamps. It's a good flower for water gardens, rain gardens, drainage swales, and on the shores of ponds featuring green, strap-shaped leaves and can grow 2–3 feet tall. It blooms in the warm months of the year with spidery white flowers that can reach several inches across and emit a pleasant fragrance.