Sunday, October 23, 2011

Swamp Gas & Cypress Knees

Best spring break I ever had was a four-day solo kayak trip across the Okeefenokee Swamp, even if some of the alligators were longer than my boat. I suppose it was a indicative of my personality and interests that every available moment of free time was spent tromping all over the Barrier Islands or paddling a river somewhere. I never grew tired of marveling at the characteristics of the trees in this neck of the woods: the signature style of live oaks and cypress knees have sunk deep roots in my memory.