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Okefenokee Swamp

Jul 312014
 

When I arrived at the Okefenokee swamp it had grown overcast and was approaching dark.  There was hardly anyone around and it was quite muggy.  Just a couple hours to explore its mystery.  And mysterious it was.  Maybe it was the ominous weather, but it truly was a bit spooky.  Perfect.  I managed to get around and walk through the brush and along the trails when I ran into this old homestead.  Nobody around.  It could have been 100 years ago.  Maybe they were off looking for alligator meat.

mossy-tree-barn

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Jul 032012
 

Bleak.  Ominous.  Humid.  Eerie.  Just a few words that describe an evening at Okefenokee Swamp.  No one around.  The Ibis birds arriving in waves into the trees around me.  The humidity so high it felt like rain.  Was an alligator lying in wait in the channel just beneath my feet, waiting for the right moment to pounce?  And then the lightning started with the accompanying thunder.  I stood and watched for a while and then headed back down the trail while I could still see.

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Dec 192011
 

I remember hearing the name Okefenokee Swamp for quite some time now.  Even back when I was a kid.  Maybe in a book or a movie?  Anyway, I’d always been intrigued by the name and it did work to conjure up images in my mind of alligators and a real place of mystery.  Well, I finally got a chance to go there (it’s in southern Georgia) and though different than my childhood image, it didn’t disappoint.  The afternoon and evening I spent there I was met by an eerily cloudy sky, plenty of humid, still air, and lightning going off over the swamp.  Certainly different than the west coast.  I found it an ominous blend of creepy and uniquely beautiful.  Have you been there?  What do you think?

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