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Safe Passage

I had to do some research into swamps to relate to today’s prompt for DrawlloweenSwamp Meet. 

Why are swamps scary? Well, they are wet, muddy, and full of mosquitos. 76 more words


Freedom of the cypress

“Cypress knows how to ignore time, better than most things.”
– John Keasler, Surrounded on Three Sides

For a swamp lover, there are few settings as iconic as bald cypress swamps — the green branches of the broad-based trees looming over a languid waterway punctuated by little knobby towers of roots.

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We are So Lucky

Little Birdie sets up bear traps. Ropes, logs, rocks, big and small. I am sent on a mission for red berries. For the bear bait. He places berries carefully into the trap, and instructs: now watch out, step back, and don’t trip the trap. 440 more words


Swamp or Bog?

Lila asked, “What’s the difference between a bog and a swamp?”

“No idea. Standing water in a swamp?” JJ peered out over the cattails from beneath the brim of his cap. 513 more words

JJ In The 21st Century

08-30-2015 Journal – Miscellany!

With August in the rear view mirror, this week was a mix of this, that, and everything else.  I was a little unfocused but that’s not all that unusual anyway.  I spent part of the week back in the swamps looking for those illusive little dragonflies that were as always,  illusive.  A few dozen mosquito bites and another overexposure to bug spray yielded very little. 218 more words

Just Saying

Katrina, 10 Years Ago

The tropical depression that became Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005, and meteorologists were soon able to warn people in the Gulf Coast states that a major storm was… 705 more words


A Loafer

I try to go for a walk every day in the woods and swamps on my land even if only for an hour. I often bring a notebook to jot down the things I see and my camera to take photos of what I have seen. 298 more words