Wednesday, June 07, 2006

November Landscape

Tombigbee River, Columbus, Mississippi. (Click picture for larger view) Posted by Picasa
"A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature." ~ Henry David Thoreau
The road leads to a favorite park and boating area on "the river"; runs past a low-lying stretch with water on both sides, prone to flooding. This is one of several swamps at the edge of the Tombigbee; and water snakes were common travelers. It was November; dark, damp and rainy. I was here to move the last of the furniture and sign the sales papers on the house and to visit places I knew for fifteen years, one last time. I love the somber look, the clouds, the dead tree skeleton along the bank; they matched my mood.

Submission for Tuesdays Photos topic "landscape". (end of post)

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