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Apr 252015
 

Poking around the Louisiana swamps in great fun, if you can get the mosquitoes to stay away.  Just crossing the border from Texas begins to change the flavor and the swamplands become more prevalent.  When traveling through I would often move off the main road and find an area with some semblance of trail just to immerse myself in the environment.  Awesome.

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Apr 122014
 

It’s spring and love is in the air.  Those interested in coupling come out of their winter hiding, lock eyes, and the pheromones take over.  I guess it doesn’t matter what specie you are, human with our own version of shell or reptile with theirs.

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Feb 132014
 

I love a good swamp.  Maybe because I didn’t grow up with them.  I just love the growth in them; creepy, slimy, often stagnant, algae invested still water.  And the trees, so often covered with Spanish moss, crawling and extending its life down, down, down, seemingly reaching out toward the water.  Magnolia Plantation here, is quite close to Charleston, South Carolina and a fun place to hike around and explore, if you like a good swamp.

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Nov 232013
 

I love a good swamp.  And they’re hard to find here in California.  So, when in the south I tend to seek them out.  They’re kind of like redwood trees or the Pacific ocean here, or cactus in the desert.  Common and familiar if you live there, unique and inviting if you don’t.  So, when in New Orleans I spent a morning wandering around City Park, which, of course, is filled with many swampy bayou’s and trails to walk.  It’s a great place to soothe one’s soul in the  city.

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Jan 122013
 

One of the features I like best about the South are the swamps; wet, moist, mossy, thick, green, sometimes a bit eerie.  It’s probably due to the fact that they’re not found in the west and thus they’re different, unique.  Whatever the reason, the ones we went to in South Carolina and Georgia were great; perfect for walking and finding photo ops.  This one is at Magnolia Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina.

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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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