Tuesday, March 23, 2010


That's what I am - completely and utterly swamped. I haven't been taking pictures and I haven't had any blog-worthy thoughts in ages. I've got a one track mind about getting back into our house at the end of the month, not that I'm anywhere near being ready, other than having been READY for about four years, and the only other thing I can fit in right now is music stuff, which I am always delighted to fit in at all times. My house blog is also in a state of extreme neglect at the moment.

Quite coincidentally, a swamp caught my eye recently. I've seen this swamp before - it's right near the intersection of Routes 198 and 32, a little bit east of Laurel, and it usually just looks kind of depressing. We were coming back from visiting a house that was built in the 1920s that friends of ours are planning to buy and fix up (their very first house) and since the swamp was looking a little more pleasant than usual that day I decided to take a few photos.

There were exactly two geese there. I think the Canadian geese are starting to be as plentiful as deer are around here these days, but they'll stake out their own personal pond (or swamp) if they can.

I soon started paying more attention to the jazzy reflections in the water than I did to the actual things making the reflections.

It's all upside down, kind of like my life has been for these last five years. That will be changing soon though. It's going to be rightside up from here on out and I can't wait!


Bowie Mike said...

Glad to see you back on-line. Nice reflection shots. With the recent heavy rain, I think we have more swamps than usual. Good luck with the house stuff.

bozoette said...

You really found the beauty in that swamp!

Barbara said...

This all looks rather Reya-esque! Great photos. I hope the move back "home" goes well.

Cyndy said...

Mike - Thanks, I haven't been in the mood to post anything lately with everything else going on. Hopefully that was just a temporary phase.

Bozoette - The extra blue sky that day made the murky brown water look much prettier than usual.

Barbara - I'll take that as a compliment! I really like the way she shows us things with her photography. The ones of reflections on shiny cars are really cool. Thanks for your well wishes on the big move.

Barbara said...

Definitely a compliment. She is the master of shadow and reflection! I think it's cool that you turned an icky swamp into something so beautiful.

Cyndy said...

Thanks Barbara, but I think the blue sky and the gentle breeze had a lot more to do with it than I did.

Kristin said...

Swamped. I feel ya there.