Friday, November 05, 2010

A WALK IN THE SWAMP

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The busyness of this time of year has been more pronounced than usual and I haven’t had much time to stop and catch my breath or capture any moments with my camera.

This afternoon, I took a little walk through the swamp. We had some rain last week and it is finally cool enough that I don’t worry as much about snakes.  I thought I would share a couple of pictures with you.

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Nothing in particular, just things that caught my eye like these pretty leaves. We have very little leaf color this year so these stand out.

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A piece of a dead tree among the millions of leaves.

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A reflection of the dock, sky and trees. The seeds and the layer of leaves  add another dimension.
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Behind my neighbor’s house are swamp flowers in abundance. I have been planning to take pictures and haven’t had time. Now that it has finally rained, it is too wet and swampy to get in close.  Just imagine a swamp full of these pretty yellow flowers.

I apologize for the quality of these pictures. The wind was blowing and the light fading so they are not as sharp nor the color as clear as usual. I enjoyed the short time I had outdoors so much, I decided to share anyway.  I hope you enjoyed it also.

5 comments:

Karen said...

I did! I love your swamp. The cypress knee was a curious thing. You know how we like to *see* things in something. I think it looks like a big hand holding a little baby~~~now I wonder why that would be? :)

love you, miss you
lil sis

Karen said...

Oh goodness, now I'm *seeing* things everywhere.....theres a gator in your header disguised as a log!!! ;)

Jenni said...

I really enjoyed those pictures! the Cypress tree looked like a hand to me, too! It looks like it's giving the U.T "Hook em horns" sign! Hee hee. Now I know y'all are probably LSU fans.....

Thanks for the interesting "Swamp Tour"

Southern Lady said...

Beautiful pictures, Carolyn. We traveled on LA Hwy 15 Saturday, and I saw some of those pretty swamp flowers along the roadside. I'm glad I got to see what they look like up close.

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Carolyn, you have a very nice blog! I really enjoyed the vacation photos, looks like a fantastic trip, and your photography is wonderful. We've been out west but not to the Tetons. I'd love to see them after seeing your post!

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Cheryl