Wow! It's Tuesday already! Tonight is my ritual night. Every Tuesday at 9:50 I do a ritual for the first amendment. I have representations of the Goddess Columbia on my altar as well as the freedoms we enjoy in the form of the first amendment in a scroll. I have candles and mistletoe with crystals for healing and protection.
Today we're reaching out to the great state of Florida. As always you can join the discussion over at "What Makes Your State Great", our Facebook group or add your comments here. My facts and trivia come from 50states.com.
Let's get rolling...
Greater Miami is the only metropolitan area in the United States whose borders encompass two national parks. You can hike through pristine Everglades National Park or ride on glass-bottom boats across Biscayne National Park. Florida is not the southernmost state in the United States. Hawaii is farther south.
A swamp such as the Fakahatchee Strand in the Everglades functions in three major ways. First, its vegetation serves as a filter to clean the water as it makes its slow journey southward. Secondly, it's a major habitat for wildlife and plant life. Finally, it actually prevents flooding by slowing down the flow of water after heavy rains.
In 1987 the Florida legislature designated the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) the official state reptile. Long an unofficial symbol of the state, the alligator originally symbolized Florida's extensive untamed wilderness and swamps.
The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art in Coral Gables, is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the preservation, diffusion, and promotion of Hispanic and Latin American Art.
The original inhabitants of Florida were:
The Apalachee tribe
The Calusa tribe
The Choctaw tribe
The Creek tribe
The Miccosukee tribe
The Tequesta, Jeaga and Ais tribes
The Timucua tribe
I found this video on Youtube that was a school project tracing the Apalachee Tribe.
Everyone comes into this world with a desire to love and be loved. Take a moment to send out some love and understanding to those that need it. Just like the rule of three, it will return to you.
Namaste & Blessed Be
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