Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


I'll be driving to Ft. Lauderdale on Route 75 today, to attend the Las Olas National Art Festival at the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art. Route 75 usually goes north-south, but becomes east-west from Naples to Ft. Lauderdale, crossing the state with the nickname Alligator Alley. It's only a hundred miles across, and on most days it's easy to count the gators sitting in the warm sun on the sides of the canal that follows the highway. The landscape changes as you travel --lots of palms on the west coast changing to wide, flat prairie after fifty miles. Usually the vistas and clouds provide some dramatic scenery. Sometimes I'll pass hundreds of wading birds perched in trees on the sides of the canal, or see a beautiful great blue heron fly up from the swamp. It's peaceful and inspiring, and the miles just fly by! I'll be setting up for the show myself this time, and hope that it's easier than the last show! Should be a wonderful show, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, so if you are in the area, please stop by!

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