Santa Fe River

Turtles, birds and fish fill the water and cypress, oak, pine and other hardwoods line the banks of the Santa Fe River, one of Florida’s natural treasures. Fed by many crystal clear springs, the Santa Fe’s water remains a constant 72° year round, and is perfect for swimming and diving. Taking its name from one of the Spanish missions which were established in Florida during the 1600’s, the Santa Fe River is one of the few remaining places to truly experience “The Real Florida”.

The idea for featuring cypress knees on the Santa Fe River had been in my head since beginning of the series, but once I got underway the turtle came from somewhere and took over.