We tried to find a trail today, but the trail head was so overgrown it would not show itself. Instead we drove to Venetian Gardens where the chance encounter with an alligator was something I was looking forward to. It did not happen, but I saw some pretty funny birds hoping on lily pads with very large yellow feet!  They are Purple Gallinules. Dad said they have candy corn beaks!

Lake Harris is south of the Ocala National Forest where we were the other day. It reminded Mom of a much larger Galway Lake. I walked in the sand, which is so white it looks like snow!