Okefenokee Tapestry

March 13, 2014 at 5:49 pm (fine art photography, Georgia, National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Photography) (, )

Sunset at the first shelter

Sunset at the first shelter

Even though I don’t work there anymore, I am able to stay after hours at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge because of my friend Marilyn who volunteers there.  She loves recording nature’s beauty with a camera, too, and even if we don’t plan a trip on the boardwalk together at sunset, we sometimes encounter each other there.  Here she is with a Houston friend who went paddling with her this week.

Water reflections

Water reflections

Photography helps us focus attention on things often overlooked.  I, for one, dilly-dally, looking high and low for some interesting treasure.  Abstractions and semi-abstractions often catch my attention. Read the rest of this entry »

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September Sunrise Okefenokee

September 6, 2013 at 4:56 am (Dragonflies and Bugs, Georgia, National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Photography, Uncategorized) (, , , , )

First Light, Okefenokee

First Light, Okefenokee

The Honey Prairie Fire of 2011 consumed a beloved part of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge – the Chesser Island Boardwalk.  Two and a half years later, its rebuilding is nearly complete.  People who have been on the boardwalk before the fire tell me it was like walking through a tunnel of trees.  Now the vista is open, and heretofore unseen wetland pools shimmer with white water lilies and redroot.

Shelter #1 and boardwalk

Shelter #1 and boardwalk

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