Roger's SkyPix

Sunrise, Sunset

Everglades Sunset

Everglades Sunset

This was merely one of many evenings I have seen the sun descend past these vast sawgrass horizons. All too often I didn't bring or use my camera, but that mistake was atoned for here as I bathed in a smooth blend of blues and reds framing gold. With its wide skies, tabletop flatness and endless views, the Everglades was my personal pocket Plains while living in South Florida, and since, whenever returning to visit. From Texas to Alberta, the treeless expanses arise from an absence of surface water; whereas here the abundance of surface water holds back the timberlands and maintains the marsh. There is a marked difference in the density of mosquitoes, too!

22 WNW Miami FL (7 Jan 3), looking WSW