Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Short Walk Through The Solar System

The relative distance of the planets from the sun is laid out on a long flat stretch of the 8th Avenue flood plain in Gainesville, Florida. Right after Mars is an entrance to hiking trails in this mesic hammock.

The confluence of Hogtown and Possum Creeks can be found in the shaded interior.

This flood plain is surrounded on all sides by typical houses of suburban Florida.

In the land where I grew up.


chuck b. said...

That style of house is familiar to my childhood too, so I've always liked it, at least from the outside, and especially when they're kept up. Otherwise they don't age well.

Some of those houses tend to have the rooms all bunched up in one corridor and I don't like that. Others have many hallways and sometimes I like being able to walk around. Makes a bigger footprint tho'.

Siria said...

Hi Christopher! Don't know if you are still visiting in Gainesville, but I am here for a few days visiting my daughter and son-in-law. It is beautiful here....

Christopher C. NC said...

Siria, it is indeed a small world. Now you are in Gainesville!

I leave in the morning for Daytona and my nephews wedding and drive back to NC on Sunday.

Most definitely go to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens while you are here.

Siria said...

Hi Christopher! Have a wonderful time at your nephews wedding and a safe trip back home. I am now back in S. Florida, leaving Gainesville a day early to avoid the Sunday holiday traffic on the turnpike. All these wonderful sites, especially Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, are on my list of places to visit on future visits to see my daughter. I'm missing Clyde already!