The Everglades Seafood Festival marks the approximate halfway point of the winter dry season.
From this point forward -- and until the rains start back up in mid May -- we'll be plodding our way through the second and hotter half of the dry season:
Water levels begin to drop more precipitously, standing water becomes more and more scarce, and the wildfire season cranks up into full gear.
Here's a look back to the wet season that was:
When the swamps were an open road of water.