Last week, my husband and I went on an outing so that I could capture pictures of the fall colors. While we were out, we happened upon a swampy area along the Natchez Trace Parkway, and discovered unexpected, stark beauty tucked away in between towering cypress trees.
The green sludge on the water gave everything a wintry look, but the sun peaking through the trees and the faint hint of autumn provided warmth.
The photos of the leaves on the water were some of my favorites, especially of how the colors contrasted against the sky’s reflection on the water.
I’ll be the first to admit something, though. Deriving enjoyment from hanging out in a swamp does mean that I need a life! However, God made us each unique and loves us as we are.
He also blessed me with a husband who adores me in spite of my quirks. Even though I doubt that he got the same thrill from seeing the swamp, he was very patient as I spent time photographing it.
I cannot figure out why God gave me such a loving, faithful husband, but I am so glad that He did. Discovering his love was one of those unexpected blessings in my life. He didn’t know that swamps were part of the equation when he married me, though!
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Thank you so much, Sue, for sharing these. There is such peace in your photos and something about the water in this unexpected spot. Inspiring, dear friend. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Thank you Heidi. I hope you have a blessed thanksgiving too.
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Thanks for sharing these photos. It is quite beautiful.
Thanks, Stephen. Means a lot that it was a blessing. Happy Thanksgiving
Awesome pictures, Sue!!!
Thank you Jane. Hope you have a nice, relaxing day tomorrow.
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I love the reflection in the water. Like a mirror.
Sue, I am with you on wanting to photograph a swamp. Your pictures turned out wonderful!
Blessings ~ Wendy
Thanks Wendy. Glad I’m not alone in finding the beauty in unlikely places. Blessings on your Thanksgiving
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Those photos are beautiful Sue! Great job.
Thank you very much. I value your feedback. Blessings back
And I just discovered that you did a Reblog- how nice! 😃
I like to throw some quiet and gentle beauty on my site once in a while. It balances some of the tough topics I bring up on occasion.
I really enjoyed how you captured the swamp. I know there is a lot of stagnant filth and decay in a place like that, but it was beautiful in your pictures.
Have a very blessed week. Listen well to the still small voice of the Good Shepherd.
Thanks, Doug. wonderful advice
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