The Highlands of Central Florida
"Orange Groves and Hammock Swamps"
This is Highlands Hammock State Park, the oldest in Florida. It was developed in the 1930s as a CCC project, and is kept up beautifully as a place of real wildlife conservation. When I was there for a hike in December 2002, I saw raccoons, wild turkeys, gators and a bobcat.
My dad and step-mom live here in Sebring, so I visit once or twice every year.
"Heading to Market"
It's not at all unusual when driving to find yourself behind a slow moving orange truck. Passing can be problematic, given a heavy level of traffic even on rural roads. Might as well just roll down the window and enjoy the smell of fresh picked fruit.
"Florida houses - the traditional style"
It's pleasant to drive (or walk) around Sebring and enjoy the interesting examples of local domestic architecture. Compared to many other places in Florida, Sebring is quiet, and there are still plenty of neighborhoods that don't seem to have changed much in the last 50 years.