My recent experience in the Okefenokee Swamp was magical. I want to go back alone with my Tamcorder and record all the sounds. I did post a short iPhone video on Facebook when our group was silent for a moment. So much life was waking up in every direction and the water was clean (aside from the mercury and issues from acid rain that I discussed in an earlier blog post). William Least Heat-Moons words from Blue Highways came to mind about how in a swamp in Tougaloo, Mississippi. where he felt “a powerful sense of life going about the business of getting on with itself.” May these images help you realize the importance of preserving primordial places that are the source of so much life.
Sunset on the Grand Prairie, Okefenokee Swamp