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


Clearing, daily painting by Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

A clearing sky in the Everglades, with palms and water
Everglades Clearing, 2012, Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on board, 5"x7"

The morning clouds are clearing from this sky in today's daily painting.  Many clouds in the winter months don't contain much rain. 

There's very little water on the Everglades prairies during this time of year.  Alligators who aren't near deeper water have excavated a hole to fill with water and help them survive the dry season.  Fish, turtles, and other prairie denizens will use the alligator holes for water, too.  Once the rains come, the wildlife will disperse until the dry season comes again. 


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Love the beautiful purples in this.
I must tell you that on my trip last weekend to the Panther Preserve, I opted out of the Orchid walk which I did last year on dry ground because this year there was two to three feet of water. No thanks ;)
But the swamp buggy tour was great! Lots of birds and deer.

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

You are right, Mary, we've had more rain that usual--and recently a few heavy downpours. It's such beautiful land, glad you got to enjoy it.

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