Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thematic Photographic 42: "Drab" v.4.0

"This Wasn't Here Before, I Swear!"
Raleigh, NC - December 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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The swampmarsh was not there when I was 10. Because there's no way I would forget something that cool! I don't know this for sure, but my guess is that it was formed just about the time Jimmy Carter Way (and the houses along it) were built. Most likely the construction dammed the creek (which I believe is Big Walnut Creek), caused a backup and created the swampmarsh. Which is not an altogether bad thing since it provides a habitat for waterfowl of several varieties as well as probably several other species we wouldn't normally see (and a few I'd probably rather avoid).

But aesthetically appealing in the usual sense it is not. At least not at the time of year when I took this shot (late December). Perhaps it's different in the spring when there are tings growing and blooming and doing colorful stuff. But when I was there last, it was just a lot of mud, weeds and water.Violence UnSilenced

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Mama Zen said...

Yeah, that's one is a little drab. I look at that and immediately see mud tracked in my house!

kcinnova said...

I'm with Mama Zen on this one!