5x7 acrylic on Canvas
It's Labor Day weekend, and I urge you to take a ride out to the Everglades, visit Niki & Clyde Butcher in their Big Cypress Gallery, and if you haven't done it, participate in a Swamp Walk.
Every Labor Day weekend, the Butchers invite you to their property for their annual Muck About. You can bring lunch, they'll have bottled water, and picnic among the cypress trees. Clyde and Niki will be on hand and available to talk with you. A guide will take you on a walk through the swamp, and introduce you to the flora and fauna of the area, and maybe some of the swamp denizens as well.
Cost in the past has been $25 for the swamp walk. This year, it's $75, but you receive a $50 gift certificate for the gallery as well as the walk. Guides have changed from rangers from the Big Cypress Preserve to Dragon Fly Expeditions, and according to the website the walks will be much more intimate. You can make reservations and learn about what to wear here and check out a video showing a walk.
It's quite an experience, and if you haven't done it I highly recommend it.