“A View From Above” by Jacqui & Ed Lippisch C-23 Canal separates Martin and St. Lucie counties as does an ideology. Citrus Boulevard runs through what will become Newfield. An interesting look at some remaining natural features. Cobblestone cradled into I95, a concept once frowned upon and now popular. The C-44 Reservoir in Indiantown holding 7 feet of water rather than 15 due to seepage issues. C-44 Canal and S-308 at Port Mayaca, w/Lake Okeechobee algae free in cooler weather and standing at 16.20 feet. Sugar fields surround Lake Okeechobee and in recent years are increasing in Martin County. St. Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon – looking north over St. Lucie Inlet Park on Jupiter Island. A slender plume exits the St. Lucie Inlet, from rain and runoff of C-23/24 and the surrounding basin, but no Lake O water. Seagrass beds between Sewall’s Point and Hutchinson Island were ravaged in 2013, 2016, and 2018 due to Lake O releases and have been slowly coming back but with microaglae coating them. The once 700 acres is much lessened. Looking over Rocky Point to the St. Lucie Inlet. Rocky Point has one of the few parks that displays native vegetation, “Maggy’s Hammock Park.” Sewall’s Point was said to be “the most beautiful of all” in the topological survey description of this region in 1883. Most of the native jungle like vegetation and topography that inspired this title has been removed for today’s taste in development. You can see what was like in 1883 or near to it if you visit “Maggy’s Hammock Park” in Rocky Point. A treasure!