Wednesday, November 26, 2008

ABC Wednesday - S is for Swamp

S is for Swamp.............

a new england green swamp in the spring

All of the spring rains made a very lush and green swamp in early summer.

The wildlife abounds here - many birds chattering, deer tracks in the soft ground, and gnawed down trees that only a beaver can create.

The tree on the right side of the photo has a bird house on it - put there by the people who maintain the trail.

The Audubon Society in our area keeps this trail and several others around the state in great condition.

We have hiked a couple of their trails, and they are usually centered around a swamp, or sometimes a large pond.

If you get a chance - check out the Audubon trails in your area - they are usually free to hike, and they usually have a simple map so you don't get lost.

It's a great way to spend an afternoon - just don't forget a bottle of water, and the BUG SPRAY!

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  1. It was nice to see some green again - keep it so for a while!

  2. That shot looks so nice to me because I woke up this morning to a grey and gloomy day.

    Bear((( )))

  3. Good to these kind of areas maintained for all.

  4. Yes I would definitely say S is for swamp. and you captured it just perfectly. Whewwwww...I just got back online. I wanted to pop in and thank you for your continued support while I was down.

    Now I just have a week of catching up to do. I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving Kathy!!:-)

  5. M first thought was the bugs! No, actually it was the crocodiles that I associate with swamps!

  6. Love the green Kathy,lol not much of it around here now, actually we do have a lot of swamp land around here, The mall I work at was built on one.

  7. @Rune - I wish we could keep it too - all brown and waiting for snow now.

    @Bear - Thanks!

    @Babooska - I am glad they do, too!

    @Jackie - thanks - I'm glad to see you back - you'll catch up in no time!

    @Liz- I am glad we don't have crocs up here to worry about!

    @Stefanie -thanks!

    @Bob - We have quite a few around here - not too green right now, though.

  8. Kathy, it's so cold here now, that emerald-green swamp looks warm and inviting!

    I don't know of any Audubon trails here on Long Island, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. In Maine and NH we have hiked a bit on stretches of the Appalachian trail. In the winter, I miss hiking so much!

  9. I hear you, Lynda - all cold and brown here too - soon to be all white.

    Someday I am going to check out a portion of that Appalachian Trail. I have always wanted to!

  10. Very nice lighting in this image. Lush green


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