Rough areas are amazing to me. Pine scrub, dunes, beaches, sandy burr-ridden roadsides – many of these tough environments still contain a profusion of species that thrive despite the poor quality of the soil.
I took these shots a couple of weeks ago on a nearby prairie. The terrain is mostly comprised of a few shallow wetland areas near sandy hills containing pines, grasses, cypress and rough brambles.
Every time I go for a hike I always find something worth seeing; what a blessing it is to live amidst such beauty.