Friday, May 14, 2010

FSO- The Dark Side & Something Touched

New Moon- When I came up with this theme I was having one of my moods. There's so much sweetness and light in the blogosphere that sometimes I just have enough and want to shout - come on people! NanU example Where's the other side? So tell me: where's the dark side of your town? What would you change about it if you could? Alternatively, what things in your town are simply dark? A shadowed walk under thick trees, a building made of basalt, a black cat... Show us in black & white if you like. For me, any photograph any time can be b&w, but it's not often that it occurs to me to go that route! ~NanU

I am late, but last week was things I like to touch, well I rather think of it as 'Things that touch me', like you guys. All of you are my friends once you touch me with your kind words and wonderful post! Here are three people who have touched me in many ways out on Gordon's lake house dock- Hubby (right), Adrienne (middle), and her husband on the left, Bob. We have so much fun together! They like to fish too, and 'wine' with us...



















Okay now when I saw the title I felt like I was auditioning for another Star Wars Trilogy, so lets see if I cannot use some of my Georgia Okefenoke Swamp/Bog and a Florida photo to build my trailer...*evil laugh* ohhhhh ahhhhhhh haaaaaa! ~E (Gordon was not harmed in the making of this post, he still resides happily with his wife in St Augustine!)



















Above in the early morning...do spirits linger around the campfire, or do they drift out, beyond the lake?

More turtles eat our bait than bass, so we venture off to find some fun on other Georgia waters...





















As the spring night creeps in frogs and faint sounds of creatures lurking in the water are all that exist- along the Okefenoke swamp...



















Cute and innocent looking snappers pretend to be un-interested in any passerby's as they perch- other territorial predators who hunger for a nibble we unwillingly give them...


















Eerie trees dot the boggy waterway creating a backdrop or this beautiful but deadly landscape...




















...and they say don't put your hands outside the boat for good reason- they also make you sign in at the office...in case you never return for your deposit...

Now this takes 'I got crabs' to a whole new level...'Attack of the Giant Killer Blue Crab' coming to cinemas soon... LOL, I had fun catching them; it was a quick lesson and boom I was pulling them up. Nasty pincher's though, and you have to grab them from behind, but I swiped this one with my rod!

















Gordon showed us a good time down in Georgia and Florida (hubby has the other photos of him, as my camera died this trip). My FSO friend forgot to tell me some things pulled out of the water are soooo big, like the blue crabs...I did not leave him alone on the dock for too long. He has been known to wrestle some rather big fish in his day!

I have lots more, but I will share over time. Thanks for coming over to view my interpretation of Nanu's- The Dark Side. Go see more at the My Town Blog- Friday Shoot Outs, and share some of your photo stories...

I also share another photo and a 'Swamp Beauty' story about Okefenoke...

8 comments:

NanU said...

Neat tour through the swamp, E! I bet those were some tasty crabs...

Kerry said...

The swamp looks good in b&w, doesn't it? It takes on an added sense of eeriness.

Rebecca said...

Look out for those snappers! I guess crabs are not much better. I love crabs...to eat that is. :)

No worries on the olives photo...as long as I can find it again. :) Just kidding. Hope you are all better.

Toon said...

I like the dark side too -- but you don't see it much in blogworld.

Pauline said...

ChefE, I love your dark side! Eerie, dangerous but fun, fun, fun. Sure would like to get my hands on that crab - after you'd dealt to it with your rod, that is.

Doreen said...

sounds like you had a fun and exciting time. love that third shot!! have a great weekend!!

Ann said...

That round well looking thing,here, the farmers use them to water their cows. What do you use it for in USA?

~JarieLyn~ said...

Very exciting walk on the darkside with you. I bet the spirits are floating all around.