Friday, November 25, 2011

Ochlockonee River Floodplain

My previous post "Sand Patterns at St. George Island State Park" earlier this month was the essence of simplicity ... a few blades of grass and subtle patterns in the white beach sand.

The landscape of the floodplain of the Ochlockonee River north of Porter Lake is the polar opposite. The river is so low that there only a few pockets of standing water. I wandered by foot on dry sand, among tall cypress and tupelo trees, searching for the deep gullies. Cypress knees, roots of other types of trees, downed logs, and leaves provide a myriad of textures, shapes, and colors with a black-water and bright-sand background.

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