Peace River or Peas River?

An interesting cross cultural homonym (well, almost).

Punta Gorda lies on the shores of the Peace River.  That is the English translation of Rio de la Paz as the Spanish named it.  The indians had a name for it too.  Talakchopcohatchee which means river of the long peas. Peas or Peace, sound almost alike with different meanings.  This is an early morning shot near the source.


There are an abundance of pea-like plants growing on the shores.  Here are a few of them.


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About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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