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.
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.
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.
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!!