Liquid Gold Flows at Myakka River State Park

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Liquid Gold Flows at Myakka River State Park

Guest Post by Nancy Dobias

If you live in the area of Myakka River State Park, I hope you take the time to visit the park in the next couple of days.  If you do, you will see a field of "liquid gold."  At least that is what it appears to be.  Few visitors could resist the pull of such a sight when I was there on Tuesday.

Car after car pulled over to marvel at the "molten gold" layered upon the field.  Visitors of all ages hurried through the trees and out beyond to gaze at what nature had painted upon the landscape of Myakka.

I kept waiting for a bridal party, or someone posing for senior pictures, or friends wearing their outfits for the Junior - Senior Prom.  Although they never came, others did.  No one could resist posing with a backdrop of such glorious colors and majesty.  Even a lonely palm tree got in on the act.

Yes, the park is alive with colors.  It's also alive with alligators.  Sometimes there are those who don't consider the foolishness of where they are getting their photographs.  Fortunately the alligator didn't make a move towards her.  He just did what alligators do....THIS time.

What visitors need to keep in mind when they see all the alligators along the banks of the river is that these animals are not puppy dogs waiting for you to take a "selfie" with them.  It is best to keep your distance and to marvel at the Wonders of Myakka from the safety of the bridge!