Saturday, March 10, 2007

Short Swamp Spulunkering

After school yesterday, I went out into the swamp for a little relaxation time and to break in my new (used :-D) pair of Civil War Reenactor's boots. The green is starting to come back on the trees, and the flowering plants are starting to pop up! It has always been my philosophy to look down at the smaller things in order to see the real beauty in nature. Sometimes while we're out searching for that big cypress tree, or that huge gator, or some other big thing, we pass by the beauty right under our noses. That is what I often like to focus on in these swamp trips, so that is what you will see here...Things we may otherwise overlook, but still hold great beauty. (NOTE: If I am mistaken in my identification of some of these plants, PLEASE tell me. The only way to learn is knowing when you're wrong!!)

Swampbottom Skyscrapers

Net Fern?

Durbin Creek...Still too low for an enjoyable through kayak trip. It's been nearly a year since our last full trip!

There's more pictures...But I am tired...And we are turning forward the clocks tonight...And I am going to church early tomorrow...and then taking a kayak trip on Sixmile Creek. So I must hit the hay. Have a good night!


Paintsmh said...

Ohhh, GREEN!!!

And by the way. It's spring break time for college kids up here. Have fun with the massive influx of northerners you are going to get!

SophieMae said...

Nice knees! 8-] And real nice to see a post from you. I love looking for those small treasures overlooked by (most) others. I get so tickled when I upload my pictures at the end of the day and find surprises I missed at the time.

Hurricane Teen said...

paint - You really think they come to REAL Florida? Nah, they go straight on through to Fake Florida...Miami Beach and the likes. But we don't mind :-D

sophie - The little things are always important in every aspect. I need to get back into the blog world. I phased out for a while :-D

gramgoldshoes said...

Hurricane Teen thanks for the new entry. I too love to see all the new green growth. I am glad you do not overlook the small things they are very important. It has been years since I have seen knees like these Keep up the good work but be very careful in thes swamps

Hurricane Teen said...

gram - Those knees back there are really something. I'm always careful, too. You can never be too careful with all those snakes back there.