Monday, April 18, 2016

Portavant Indian Mound 1




This week is National Parks Week...Click HERE  to find the park closest toyou... get out and enjoy a park week.. If you have park photos, this week is the week to share them...

The walk up on top of the Portavant Temple Mound is steep, I could not get the whole view in one shot.
The mound is SW Florida's largest native American Temple Mound...the mound is 1200 years old.
Click Here    for the Trail of Florida's Indian Heritage and more info on this mound.


Below I combined two first photos to show the scope of the mound. click on photo to enlarge.


Emerson Point is a state owned park and is a protected State Archaeological Site and NOTHING can be removed, that includes shells, rocks, moss etc...


Up on the deck above and looking up from the deck below...


Spanish Moss in all the trees

Down the other side, the same but different .........to be continued




17 comments:

Ann said...

It's so pretty there. I think I would have a hard time resisting grabbing some of the spanish moss off the trees

Mildred said...

Your photos are amazing. I remember seeing the Spanish moss on the trees when my family would vacation in FL when I was a child.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sandra, I love those boardwalks and the beautiful trees with the spanish moss. Looks like a beautiful park for a walk. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Madi and Mom said...

HAPPY NATIONAL PARK DAY!!
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PARK I LOVE THE SPANISH MOSS..YOUR PICTURES ARE GORGEOUS TOO...OF COURSE
HUGS CECILIA

Dory and the Mama said...

What a beautiful park!! I'm going to check and see if we have any National Parks around here, most of ours are State or County parks.

Gail said...

Another place where I could spend hours. I love Spanish moss.

Cranberry Morning said...

That looks like a wonderful boardwalk walk! And the trees are beautiful - and a little spooky! :-) I'm taking my walk out to the clothesline. Washing sheets again today to get beds ready for weekend company. Then I hope to spend time outdoors just enjoying our marvelous weather.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those trees are so pretty with the moss hanging on them. I love all the pathways they built are lovely.

jandi said...

It looks beautiful!

Ruth Hiebert said...

This is a beautiful place and also a great place for photos,by the looks of it.

Rose said...

I would dearly love to visit this place!

Inger said...

Lovely pictures as always. I have never seen Spanish moss, it must be quite something to see.

Lois said...

Beautiful pictures! There are some native American mounds not far from my house and they look a lot like this, but on a smaller scale.

Linda said...

I don't know why but Spanish moss hanging from trees seems a little creepy to me!! My favorite photo tonight is the one of Bob!!! We used to go to a couple of State Parks here like Cedar Hill State Park which is only a half hour away!!

SweetMarie said...

beautiful photos, Sandra! I'll definitely get to a park this week. :)

Denise inVA said...

That must have been a great walk. I remember going to Florida and enjoying all that Spaish Moss hanging from the trees. Such a picturesque state.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful.