Sunday, 30 November 2014

Picture This #279 ~ Wood

Hi all and Happy Thanksgiving to all our  cousins in the USA.

Thanks to Mitch for selecting my shot for the header its much appreciated. 

I decided to dig back into my archive for this weeks theme to see what I had taken in the past that would fit the bill, these are the shots I selected I hope you like them. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend ;)

Greetings from Red

Itasca State Park Minnesota, on a road trip to photograph the Mississippi River from its source in the park to the Iowa state line.
A contact of mine in the state conservation service had persuaded the Park to let me use a cabin in mid-winter even though the park was closed, this little fellow was the first living thing to greet me on my trip up to the Canadian border.
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Forgotten Wood

On the way south from Itasca a huge snow storm threatened to snow me in, so to I took a detour  East into Wisconsin, but the snow just followed me LOL!!
Out in the Wisconsin Farm country I saw many of these old deserted farm houses.

Okefenokee Night

On a road trip in Florida and Georgia I took a detour into the  Okefenokee Swamp for a few days, this was a shot taken from a swamp boat at dusk.
The Okefenokee Swamp is a shallow, 438,000 acre (1,770 km²), peat-filled wetland straddling the Georgia–Florida border in the United States. 
A majority of the swamp is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Okefenokee Wilderness. The Okefenokee Swamp is considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia. 
Okefenokee is the largest "blackwater" swamp in North America. The term Okefenokee in Native American is "land of trembling earth". The swamp was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1974.

Island View

This shot was taken on one of the last trips I took with my Dad before he passed and holds many fond memories for me.
Its one of the highest points in the Dorset Hills and although over 30 miles away you can see all the way to the Isle of Wight on a clear day!!


  1. Hi Baz!! Fantastic shots for this week's theme!! Wonderful shot of the red squirrel greeting you in the first shot. Must have been great having the park almost to yourself apart from the wildlife!! I love the starkness of the old deserted farmhouse in the snow. If those walls could talk, what tales would they tell? The shot of the Okefenokee Swamp at dusk is just stunning!! It's a place I've always wanted to visit. Lovely pastoral view in the last shot, and a poignant memory, too.

  2. Thanks Mitch, I must admit looking through these old shots stirred some wonderful nomadic memories LOL ;)

  3. Really fantastic shots. Loved them all.

  4. Wonderful pictures a nd especially the stories. The Wisconsin farmhouse is great, I like that you took it on a sunny day, making a sharp contrast between the fresh new day and the old abandoned house. Cute squirrel, too.

  5. All perfect pictures, but I love the one of the farmhouse in Wisconsin, it has atmosphere.

  6. Beautiful and sturdy bridge

    Looks like one of those rickity houses that perches at the edge of a cliff.

    Utterly lovely brilliant golden lavaglow clouds and irrideescent diamondwhite sun and the golden luminescence in the gently rippling weedfilled water.

    England's green and pleasant land.

  7. Hi Baz! I like all the four photos and the related explanations you kindly shared on here. That old farm house tells me something special which makes it be my favourite...

  8. Did you decide to live like Thoreau? Did you keep a journal? That sounds like an excellent adventure! I love the wooden bridge and the little red headed squirrel!

    Great shot of the old farm house. So sad!

    I love the Okefenokee. There is such an amazing feel to it. It's like being in a church, but outdoors. Demands reverence. Amazing colors you captured here. The sky/sunset looks painted.

    How beautiful! That last shot captivates me! There is nothing to me as lovely as green!

  9. Oh, sorry to be so late in posting this week. Your banner is lovely. The light is amazing! You are the Thomas Kincade of photography!