Jekyll Island, Georgia

A lightning show over the marshes and their beautiful driftwood beach which was such an eerily surreal scene. This was taken on my trip back to Florida from Savannah; decided to stop by as I’ve seen photos of this place previously. It was a great decision to do so. You’ll notice a ghostly figure in the second image; that is me standing in the photo for a portion of the long exposure so you will get a sense of scale. Loved how it turned out.

P.S. A week from now I’ll be in the Philippines for a month long vacation! Sooo excited!! 

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil  

White Pitcher Plant flower  (White-topped Pitcher Plant)

Sarracenia leucophylla (Ericales - Sarraceniaceae), the White Pitcher Plant, has large, nodding flowers of a deep red, and having a sweet scent. Borne on a long, slender, leafless stem, each flower consists of five colorful, petal-like sepals, in addition to the true petals, which hang below. The pistil is an unusual and distinctive umbrella-shape.

This carnivorous plant is native to the United States and can be found in wet savannahs, from northeastern Florida to eastern Mississippi.

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Photo credit: ©Julie Tew | Blackwater River State Forest, Florida, US

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