If the thought of strolling by hundreds of cold-blooded alligators in a little boat makes your skin crawl, SKIP my last story and pictures from the Okefenokee Swamp! THIS post is ALL on LAND!
If you ever visit Stephen C. Foster State Park, please pull your boat up to the old, wooden dock and explore “Billy’s Island.” The sunlight coming through all the tall trees was just breathtaking! There’s an old cemetery too! (Sounds perfect, right? Alligators, cemetery and probably lots of hidden snakes!)
I take a lot of pictures of other people, but I’m rarely IN them. So, sometimes that means doing it myself at the bait shop with a mirrored-wall…
Have I mentioned how relaxing it is being in the middle of nature… NO cell coverage… NO technology…
We went to bed with BEARS in the trees above our cabin. Then, we woke-up to over a dozen DEER and wild TURKEY outside our bedroom window!
Instead of focusing on the fact that Ruthie isn‘t wearing shoes, I’m choosing to celebrate the fact that Ruthie IS actually dressed (for once)!
God has given my mom many special gifts. But, I think her strongest Spiritual Gift is Hospitality. In the same way that she can prepare an enormous, home-cooked meal that could feed a small army, she also has the ability to plan, prepare and pack a variety of delicious meals to enjoy at the SWAMP! (She amazes me! I would have totally stopped at a grocery story and bought a box of cereal and a frozen lasagna! But, her homemade spaghetti & meatballs and sausage rolls were SOOOOOOOOO much better!)
Looking forward to sharing our CHRISTMAS EXPERIMENT! (We skipped presents and took a family trip instead! Check back soon!)
[…] I’m not sure who gave swamps such a bad rap. Slowly riding in an old, metal boat, only a few inches away from the water’s surface, to me, is SO relaxing and therapeutic. I would have gladly sat on that hard seat another 3 or 4 hours just to enjoy the scenery and listen to the kids yell every time they spotted a new alligator basking in the sun. Thanks for stopping by! Click the link for the 2nd part of the swamp… (NO alligators in this post!): https://blog.christymartinphotography.com/index.php/okefenokee-swamp-part-2/ […]
great pictures Christy