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I followed-through on my idea to spend some quiet time in the swamp by myself yesterday.


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If you have the chance to spend an hour by yourself, seeking out beauty and listening to the lush sounds of nature do it.  I was there for just under an hour.  My only regret is that I didn’t stay longer, didn’t go slower.  I plan to do this again in a few weeks, when the area will be awash in an explosion of Fall colors.


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  1. That is one of my favorite places to go. We don’t go very often, but when I was a child my parents were always taking us for walks there and bike rides, too.

    1. I live right up the hill from there, and I really should go way more often then I do! I usually consider it a family outing, and coordinating that (aka, unplugging certain people from their electronic devices) is sometimes more trouble than it’s worth… I’m so glad I thought to go without all of them 😀

  2. i love this.

    i love the idea of having a sort of ‘date’ with yourself where you can be alone. i thrive on what little alone time i get, i think it makes me a better, more relaxed person. i wish i could do it more often.

    1. I know what you mean. These days, with both kids in school, I get plenty of time by myself, but I really don’t think I use it wisely. I rarely use it for nurturing purposes. I have to do more of that, definitely.

  3. What a beautiful place to spend some ME time. Glad you got to enjoy it.


    1. It really is quite serene. My 10 year old saw the pictures and immediately declared he wanted to go with me next time – amazing, because I often have to draaaag the children there (they enjoy it once they arrive, but the initial sell is often tough!)

  4. […] there was extra tweaking done.  On the leaf, I used a script that I made up specifically for my swamp photo shoot, called “Turning Foliage.”  (all of the images on that post use this technique, if you […]

  5. […] The last time I went to the swamp alone, it was a weekday morning and I had the entire place to myself.  Today, being the last of the warm and sunny days for the foreseeable future, the locals were out in droves.  Even crowded, though, the swamp is a peaceful place.  I wish I could remember to go there more often. […]

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