Today I discovered there are two Keys: the Keys of the natural features and the Keys of the man-made support structure for tourism. The natural features, the islands and the ocean, form a very wide, horizontal scene. A photo of the land and ocean would look like a dark green brush stoke on a pale blue background without any detail. You need eyes and a brain to process the scenes into a vision with the wonder of it all.
I took the first photo from my bike as I crossed a bridge. It’s fuzzy, but you can see an island and the ocean in the distance.
I met a guy at the southernmost monument, who was sweeping up and offering to take pictures of people around the monument. I talked with him a bit and learned he is artist. He told me he lives on an island, eeks out a living by painting, and cleans up his island. He said, “What else could anyone want?” I think each of us has a similar desire to live simply, earn a living, and to give back to the community.