Monday, August 17, 2009

Swamp and School

Yesterday was a good day...a long and exhausting one, but good! After church, we stopped at KFC and got a 10 piece bucket of their KGC (grilled) and headed out to Phinizy swamp in Augusta for a picnic and hike. So much fun! I am sure we walked miles and miles, and in the hottest part of the day no less. I thought I was going to fall on the ground before we made it back to the car. Water never tasted so good. But I still loved the experience! Next time, we're going in the late fall. I'd love to see the swamp once during each season to photograph the leaf changes there. Such a beautiful place. Surprisingly, the mosquitoes didn't bother us at all. Must have been all the dragonflies taking care of that! My only regret is that I didn't take my Canon camera with me. I only had my point and shoot. Having said that, here are some photo highlights.

We looked for gators and thought we may have caught a glimpse of one or two but were never sure.

We walked for what seemed forever!

I LOVED all the spanish moss and cattails around.

Here are the creatures we saw most...many varieties of dragon and damsel flies. (Click on photos for better view)

Now wouldn't you hate to run into this in the dark? She had a dragonfly as a dinner guest in her ginormous web.

And finally, I couldn't let this post end without posting the traditional back to school photos. Yep, the kiddos headed back today. I know it sounds cliche, but hey....where did the summer go? It wasn't nearly long enough!!!

Little man starts 2nd grade today.

Big guy here starts 7th grade!

I hope and pray they have a wonderful first day and year!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE your photos...the one of the walkway to the shelter has great leading lines...makes your eye follow to the building! Even with a point and shoot, you have some great quality photos here! And the boys sure do look happy for school! We start on Wednesday...can't wait to take and post MY 1st day pictures!