Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Wordless Wednesday #52 (Tuesday Edition): Suburban Wetlands


"Suburban Wetlands"
Raleigh, NC - December 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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13 comments:

Mojo said...

This ... marsh? Swamp? is in the neighborhood where I lived from between the ages of about 3 and 12. As far as I can recall, there was no swamp there at the time, just a creek that ran under the bridge I took this shot from. We used to hang out under that bridge during the summer to escape the heat, so I'm pretty sure if there'd been a swamp right next to it we'd have noticed it.

In any event, it's there now... complete with a variety of waterfowl.

It's not the nicest part of town -- never was -- so I was tempted to insert a punch line here. But marshlands are an important part of the ecosphere and I'm happy to see this one being preserved.

kenju said...

I remember seeing something like that near Raleigh Blvd., some years ago. That's a place you expect to see in Norfolk and the surrounding area, but not here.

Mimi Lenox said...

Looks like a great place for mischievous little boys to hang out in the summer. You were mishchievous....weren't you?

I would expect no less.

spiffytown said...

Looks like a great place for mob assassinations (I think it's that Stallone/ Banderas movie that makes me think so).

Thanks again for your services this weekend, the photos are great!

napaboaniya said...

Reminds me of secret hiding places! A sense of mysterious feel...

lisaschaos said...

You don't have snow? Shouldn't you get snow? Looks very - wet! :)

ramblingwoods.com said...

Nice photo..we have a lot of wetlands in this area..mostly in my yard recently, but they are important for frogs and waterfowl..

jams o donnell said...

Superb photo I love it! Happy WT and WW

Robin said...

I love the cold, wintery feeling the monochrome gives.

Great shot.

Sue said...

Beautiful atmospheric pic! We are lucky enough to live near an urban wetland too :)

Happy WW :)

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Please do stop by if you have a moment :)

Camera Totin' Idiot said...

There's just something about a great B&W shot. Great job, Mojo!

DNLee said...

Now, that's an Urban Science Adventure! - suburban style.

Isn't it fascinating how nature can creep in and make itself apart of our lives.

Thanks for sharing this photo and background info.

Tabib said...

Nice black and white conversion here with all the tone and grey.