Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Swamp Scenes


Forget that "land of milk and honey" stuff ... WE have ice tea flowing through our swamps here in Florida.

Okay, ... you have to supply your own ice ... that's what 7-11's are for.


These scenes are from the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge ... a place I like to go when I'm feeling fresh.
The nice thing about LSNWR is it butts up to the Gulf of Florida, so if I start feeling salty, I can just cruise a little and pretty soon I'm on the edge of the ocean.

One of the swamp mallows blooming amongst the fall wildflower bloomapalooza. This is the best wildflower time of the year in Florida.



Lower Suwannee has those amazing tranquil moments too ... where things just seem to match up and come together.

13 comments:

roger said...

nice that the swamp cooled you off a bit from the previous post. a timely reminder to me to take a hike in the now nearby sierras.

SophieMae said...

Aaaaahhhhh, what a beautiful place! And that last pic is pretty dawgawn amazing! Manmade art can't begin to compare with God's creations.

All those wildflowers are a large part of the reason this is my favourite time of year... well, tied with dogwood bloom time. 8-]

nfmgirl said...

I went hiking through the Everglades swamp down at Clyde Butcher's gallery last year. Quite an experience! Afterwards they had an area where people could donate their now muddy black shoes for the needy (I presume they were going to wash them before they gave them to the needy!) I hadn't considered that when I finished with the walk, my shoes and socks would be absolutely BLACK!

cndymkr / jean said...

I feel much more relaxed after looking at these photos. It's not quite the same thing as being there but it will have to do.

Dani said...

I would love to go exploring there when it cools off some. Less blood suckers too.

Mockingbird said...

Beautiful photos. These remind me to go up towards the other end of the Suwannee-where my father's family came from. Saturday morn, I'll be at the Okefenokee Festival at Folkston and the Refuge. Then, I'll "snake down" US 441 to Lake City for the Alligator Festival to see Okefenokee Joe, the snake educator!

lisa said...

That last picture is pretty awesome!

Miz S said...

Mmmmm. Tranquility. What's that like, exactly?

Floridacracker said...

roger,
go climb a mountain.

Sophie,
The last photo was a moment where the light, the wind, and the camera cooperated.

NFMGIRL,
What a great idea since alot of people would just chunk those shoes when they got home.

Jean,
I have some soothing water gurgling swamp video too. Share that later!

Dani,
Yes! They weren't bad this day, but they sure can be!


Myamuh,
You have a great weekend planned!!


Lisa,
Thanks! It was just there, all I did was record it.


Miz S,
It's like the last day of school at 3:00 pm. That brief moment when summer stretches out in front of you and you are only responsible for your own kids.
That is it for me.

Ericka said...

very cool. i like swamps. they're neat.

Caroline said...

Gee, that swamp looks nice! It is snowing big, fat flakes at the moment and we are forecast for overnight temps at 16F and 13F on Friday and Saturday nights! Yikes....

Doug Taron said...

>This is the best wildflower time of the year in Florida.

I hope that holds true for a couple more weeks til I get down your way.

Floridacracker said...

Mockinbird,
Sorry, I spaced out and addressed you as Myamuh.

Ericka,
Definitely.

Caroline,
That sounds great to me!

Doug,
They are going strong. Should still be here.