Late Afternoon – High Water – St. Mary’s River Swamp – North East Florida

. Late Afternoon – High Water – St. Mary’s River Swamp – North East Florida

The St. Mary’s River, proper, is beyond the background trees. None of that water is stagnant.  I took some photos at the water’s edge where even here, a quarter mile from the river, there is visible current  with floating woods debris. Thursday, the 22nd was sunny, but Friday there was torrential rain most of the day and night, Followed by strong wind from the North, before dawn Saturday, and gusty most of the day.  The temperature is dropping quickly, now that the wind has stopped.

Late Afternoon - High Water - St. Mary's River Swamp - North East Florida ⓒBearspawprint2015 2015-01-24

Late Afternoon – High Water – St. Mary’s River Swamp – North East Florida ⓒBearspawprint2015 2015-01-24

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December Afternoon Misty Swamp

Bear … 12.29.2014
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December mist in the River Swamp
Colors and distance softened
Gentle mist will perhaps
Condense in the cooling dark
To become
Moon kissed
Quenching rain

misty afternoon river swamp ⓒBearspawprint2014

misty afternoon river swamp ⓒBearspawprint2014

North Florida Woods, Early November

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Much of the river swamp is woodlands.

I don’t have that central Hickory oriented straight up.  There is more slope, towards the St. Mary’s, than is readily apparent. The Water Oaks, that gracefully curve, tend to disconcertingly lean towards the river.

From the top of the driveway, looking back down, away from the house.  Early November ⓒBearspawprint

From the top of the driveway, looking back down, away from the house. Early November ⓒBearspawprint

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October Sunlight St. Mary’s River Swamp

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October sun is shining over the St. Mary’s River.  This is as close as I can get.

October Sun Over The St. Mary's River .. if I could just get to it ⓒBearspawprint2014

October Sun Over The St. Mary’s River .. if I could just get to it ⓒBearspawprint2014

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Old Cypress Tree

The base of that old Cypress is  8 to 10 feet diameter ⓒBearspawprint2014

The base of that old Cypress is 8 to 10 feet diameter ⓒBearspawprint2014

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Looking down over the River Swamp.

October  St. Mary's River swamp ⓒBearspawprint2014

October St. Mary’s River swamp ⓒBearspawprint2014

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April Morning

Every Day Is Earth Day