The steady flow of Florida’s aquifers minutes beneath this peninsula holds the land like a barge. Many who inhabit this state often harbor expectations that this will be a temporary stay and soon they will have enough money, enough reason, enough of the shallow paradise and sweltering summer heat to move on or move back. But more times than not, even when dreams disembark, their bodies remain. The seduction of time suspended, of waiting for the arrival or the departure, is insidious. Where to from here? Ponce de Leon searching this land for the Fountain of Youth remains an unquenchable human longing barely touched by time, history, tragedy or loss.
Walking Trees (Mangroves) + Fish That Live In Trees (Killifish) Endangered tree and fish species found in estuary habitats throughout Florida.