It’s the Cypress Trees Knees, Man!

Have you ever seen a Cypress tree’s knees? 

Cypress Trees have them, or at least that’s the nickname, anyway. The trees’ roots rise up above the shallow swamp water – showing off their knees. When there’s a large concentration of Cypress Trees it’s termed a Cypress Swamp- and this pic depicts a perfect example. 

We visited Wild Florida in Central Florida a couple of autumns ago (remember my teary-eyed encounter with Guy and Ana the sloths? Same trip.) and took a walk through its Cypress Swamp. I fell in love with the Spanish Moss and especially the beauty of those trees’ knees. We took an amazing airboat tour and saw even more of the Everglades (what a rush!) and came home with a whole new take on Central Florida. 

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