Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Robinson Preserve -Tidal Basin


 Four views of the tidal basin from the top of the tower.


A tidal basin is land that was not covered by the tides, but is man made to accept the tides. Robinson preserve was a 487 acre farm left to the state by the owner, with instructions in his will that it would  be  turned into a tidal basin to preserve for the Eco system and to create a bird preserve.


 NO, I did NOT look straight down, I shot the below straight down by standing back and shooting blind.


Below are shots of the tidal basin from the ground. For more info and a slide show on the Tidal Basin CLICK HERE






31 comments:

LC said...

Whoa! You captured that straight-down look perfectly. Made me feel like I was teetering on the edge. Yikes!

diane b said...

Great idea to turn it into a tidal basin for unique plant and animal life.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! It is interesting how this was created. Happy Wednesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Kathy said...

Yes, your straight down shot is a bit dizzying! Love those plants in the middle photos that have the red -- leafs? Fronds? -- foliage.

Miss Debbie said...

Pretty pictures,,,looks like a neat place!

TexWisGirl said...

i like the straight down look! and those cool green and red plants after them. i like your first line explaining what a tidal basin is. 'to accept the tides'. i wish we could all have a built-in basin. :)

and what a generous grant to the state.

EG CameraGirl said...

The foliage in the preserve is gorgeous!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

How very interesting. Love the "don't look down" shot.

Maple Lane said...

How beautiful and interesting.

Madi and Mom said...

MOL on the cartoon ...phones with tails are hazardous to our health.

THANK GOODNESS you did not look down to take that picture otherwise we might have all had mud in our eyes.
Gorgeous pictures
Hugs C

Gail said...

This so beautiful. Makes me want to roll up my pants legs and go exploring.

Susannah said...

Love the red and green plants. Wish I could have gone here with you!

Michaele said...

What a generous landowner. A lasting gift to the earth. Great shots.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a photographer's paradise.I love the ripples in the water,that is a really cool shot.

SweetMarie said...

Just beautiful! I wouldn't have looked straight down either! I love the colors in the last few pics!

Rebecca said...

Those touches of red look great against all that green. I bet you couldn't stop snapping at that place.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

I'm missing some of your entries. :-(

How wonderful of that person, to have left money, for this purpose.

"Auntie"

Amy Burzese said...

Those plants are very cool. Especially the grass looking ones.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I would not have looked straight down either...but you caught some pretty views

EM Illustrator said...

Great photos and you did a good job with the from above picture :) Beautiful place

S. Etole said...

Such incredible views. Glad your laptop is fixed once again.

Rose said...

Okay, what is the stuff in the seventh shot...the red and green stuff? It is beautiful, whatever it is.

When I was a kid, I would have wanted to be playing there barefoot...and so would my girls.

Rose said...

Okay, what is the stuff in the seventh shot...the red and green stuff? It is beautiful, whatever it is.

When I was a kid, I would have wanted to be playing there barefoot...and so would my girls.

Ann said...

The third picture down is awesome. I love the textured look on the water. Whatever those first plants are they're pretty cool looking.
I love the pumpkins in your header too. I think this is my favorite of all your headers so far.

Dee said...

Makes me dizzy looking down...wow...cool foliage. a mad snappers paradise :)

Chatty Crone said...

Now I understand it. Gosh it sure has some unique vegetation there. And the shot you took - amazing like you!

Deb said...

such a cool place Sandra...look at you being all brave...just to get photos....

Catherine said...

I like those sprigs of color - pretty!
xo Catherine

Betsy Adams said...

You actually have some fall colors in FL... That is SUPER... Love seeing the Tidal Basin. Since I'm not afraid of heights, I'd be looking down BIGTIME at the basin below. Did you have to climb up in the tower? I'd love it... Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Betty Manousos said...

amazing angles! love the straight down look. what beautiful views too!
you did manage to capture them at nice angles.
love also the ripples in the water.

gorgeous shots!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

High places scare me. I get dizzy even when I see this in your photo. You captured it very well!
I love the plants too.