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Okefenokee Swamp at Dawn and Under a Full Moon

 Sunrise over the Okefenokee Swamp

Sunrise over the Okefenokee Swamp

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.

 Dawn on the Okefenokee Swamp

Dawn on the Okefenokee Swamp

 Okefenokee Swamp Diagonals

Okefenokee Swamp Diagonals

 Okefenokee Swamp Layers of Life

Okefenokee Swamp Layers of Life

 Okefenokee Swamp ins Crosslight with Cypress, Never Wet Plants and Lily Pads

Okefenokee Swamp ins Crosslight with Cypress, Never Wet Plants and Lily Pads

 Stages of Cypress Trees in the Okefenokee Swamp

Stages of Cypress Trees in the Okefenokee Swamp

 Okefenokee Never Wet Plants in the Golden Hour

Okefenokee Never Wet Plants in the Golden Hour

 Okefenokee Swamp Golden Lily Pads

Okefenokee Swamp Golden Lily Pads

 Okefenokee Swamp Pitcher Plants

Okefenokee Swamp Pitcher Plants

 Okefenokee Swamp Wild Iris

Okefenokee Swamp Wild Iris

 Winding through the Canal Just Before it Emerges into the Grand Prairie in the Okefenokee Swamp

Winding through the Canal Just Before it Emerges into the Grand Prairie in the Okefenokee Swamp

 Okefenokee Swamp Where the Fires Burned

Okefenokee Swamp Where the Fires Burned

 Okefenokee Swamp Tannin Filled Waters Make the Perfect Mirror

Okefenokee Swamp Tannin Filled Waters Make the Perfect Mirror

 Full Moon with Reflection Over the Okefenokee Swamp

Full Moon with Reflection Over the Okefenokee Swamp

 Full Moon with Never Wet and Lily Pads

Full Moon with Never Wet and Lily Pads

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Sunset on the Grand Prairie, Okefenokee Swamp