“Captain Brian Holaway is well versed in the intricacies of our unmatched locale. He can guide to and through a multitude of out-of-the way tidal creeks, bayous, keys and islands. More important is his passionate interest and respect for the region. With unique insights from his many explorations and his studies, not only does he identify the birds and wildlife that inhabit our semi-tropical watery land, but he explains their interconnectedness to their environment and each other. In addition, he shares the fascinating history of rugged people who came long before us: Florida Native Indians, the Calusa, the Spanish, the Cubans, early homesteaders, and the wisdom evident in the growth of their culture.

You will come away with great enjoyment and a new understanding of this beautiful place and its history.”

Historian, Betty Anholt
Author of Sanibel’s Story

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Clyde Turns 70 in the Swamp











Clyde Butcher turned 70 years young and was having people over to his studio in the Everglades. I was happy to go to his studio today and see his new work and also enjoy his old work. He has photos of Cayo Costa that I have admired for over 18 years. Clyde signed a book of his photos of Cuba for me as we talked about Cayo Costa and Cuba. He has extraordinary photos from both places. After the signing of the book I went on a little photo safari in the swamp. Clyde's work is inspiring in many ways. Thank you, Clyde. On the way out of the glades I purchased some beautiful bead work from Veronica, who grew up in the glades and is keeping the Miccosukee tradition alive with her bead work. Thank you Veronica.