Cypress Gardens
Cypress Gardens
While your grandparents didn't see any alligators on the trails, they did see them in the water when they took a guided boat ride around the swamp.
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The swamp actually was man-made. It provided water for crops.
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Flowering bushes along the trail.
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View of the swamp and cypress trees. A number of movies have been filmed at the swamp.
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Cypress Gardens
Turkey buzzards. They always make Grandpa wonder if they are waiting for him to drop.
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Cypress Gardens
Gravesite of Benjamin and Elizabeth Kitteridge.
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Cypress Gardens
An alligator hiding near the shoreline of the samp.
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Cypress Gardens
A bench where passengers on the next boat may wait.
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Cypress Gardens
A turtle and 'gator enjoy the sun together.
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Cypress Gardens
Turtles injoying the sun.
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Cypress Gardens
An alligator rests among the swamp's lily pads.
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Cypress Gardens
The dock and boats can be seen here. Grandma and Grandpa enjoyed their boat ride around the swamp.
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Cypress Gardens
Bridge for crossing part of the swamp when walking the various trails.
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Cypress Gardens
The story of cypress trees.
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Cypress Gardens
Early magnolias add beauty to the swamp.
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Cypress Gardens
The swamps "black" water supports the growth and well-being of the cypress trees.
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Cypress Gardens
Young palmetto?
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Cypress Gardens
Grandpa Roy at Cypress Gardens. The jacket was new, a gift from Grandma for their wedding anniversary that week.
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Cypress Gardens
Grandpa Roy exploring Cypress Gardens.
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Cypress Gardens
An egret hides in the tall grass amongst the trees.
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Cypress Gardens
Spring time at Cypress Gardens.
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Cypress Gardens
There were several scenes such as this one as your grandparents walked the trails.
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Cypress Gardens
Grandpa Roy reading one of the gravestones.
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Cypress Gardens
The small, private graveyard of the Kitteridges.
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Cypress Gardens
Another view of the Kitteridge graveyard.
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Cypress Gardens
The boat took grandma and grandpa further into the swamp.
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Cypress Gardens
Red and green lily pads as well as an alligator.
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Cypress Gardens
Turtle and Alligator sharing log Cypress Gardens South Carolina
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Another 'gator perched upon a log.
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Cypress Gardens
Look at the length of that thing!
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Cypress Gardens
Grandma photographed a small lizard at the indoor exhibition.
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Cypress Gardens
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Cypress Gardens
The indoor exhibition included local birds.
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Cypress Gardens
Butterfly resting inside the indoor exhibition at Cypress Gardens, South Carolina
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Cypress Gardens
The indoor exhibition included turtles, fish and various plants.
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Cypress Gardens
Near the indoor exhibition were these three guys, basking in the little sun available the day your grandparents visited.
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Cypress Gardens
The park itself had three alligators on display.
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Cypress Gardens
An unusual tree with a smooth red bark.
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Cypress Gardens
Poem dedicated to the couple buried here. Grandma found it to be very romantic.
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