Monday, October 08, 2007

Forgotten Florida


Limestone, Florida

This past Sunday we headed south into the deep interior of the Florida peninsula in search of wild unadorned nature and to experience the essence of a largely ignored and forgotten region of the state. As many of y'all know I like ignored and forgotten places. The world is full of 'em and I intend to get to as many as possible before I finally expire in one.

Thank God for the forgotten places.


Downtown Bowling Green, Florida


Salvation and Full Service Beauty
Bowling Green, Florida


Highlands Hammock State Park

Frostproof, Florida


1948 Studebaker Truck in Frostproof


Downtown Frostproof


Leaving Frostproof

5 comments:

Devastatin' Dave said...

Great pics. Keep finding those out-of-the-way places.

stevesm_2000 said...

Does anyone know the meaning behind "Bowling Green"? Three states that I know of has a town named that. OH, KY, FL.

Devastatin' Dave said...

Associated with lawn bowling...

"Flat green bowls is usually played on a large, rectangular, precisely leveled and manicured grass or synthetic surface known as a bowling green which is divided into parallel playing strips called rinks."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawn_bowling

beamis said...

There is also a Bowling Green in Virginia.

akuma_46 said...

I grew up in Bowling Green, Fl. I went to Bowling Green Elementary, spent many years of my youth there, and always loved going to Payne's Creek. I still have dreams about my old home, after I moved to the city. Actually, my sister who died in my mom's womb is buried in the old cemetery going towards Wauchula. I loved those years when there was no war, just peace and quietness in that small town.