A WORLD ELSEWHERE: Imagining the Southern Landscape - Suzanna Mars

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My friend the writer and activist Lu Merritt asked me to take a picture of the Ichetucknee River that she might use on the Ichetucknee Alliance web site. On this fall afternoon I set out to the state park, to the point where tubers leave the river after floating downstream. The season had just closed and the river was empty of people. I looked to the south and saw a riot of Florida's most vivid greens--chartreuse, emerald, fern, jungle, and even teal --all were like jewels to my eye. The river seemed unspoiled and natural even as I stood on a manmade structure that bobbed with the current beneath my feet.