Sphinxes of the Glades

Some people drive by them never noticing …

While others might notice but never give them second thought.

For me they water structures are the Sphinxes of the Glades:

In the same way that the Great Sphinx knows the riddle of the Nile but isn’t speaking, we sort of have the same quandary here: You can’t understand the Everglades without them even if paradoxically we sometimes wish they didn’t exist.

The good news is that on this video clip I’ve coaxed a couple of them into speaking, or rather am speaking on their behalf, filmed during a recent trip on the Tamiami Trail.

As for the true Nile of the Florida peninsula?

That’s the St. John’s River.
It also flows north.

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