Monday, December 22, 2008

The Marshes of Glynn

If you are into Poetry you may be familiar with Sidney Lanier. He is a famous Poet here in Georgia , he wrote the poem "The Marshes of Glynn". They named a bridge after him here in Brunswick and also dedicated a small park over looking the famous Marshes that he wrote about. A big part of Georgia's coastline is made up of marsh land. Now, it is taking me sometime to get used to seeing the beauty in these marshes, I still want to call them "Swamp Lands". But I am learning that the marsh land is a rich source of food for many different kinds of birds and other critters like alligators, snakes, lizards, bugs, you name it! Yikes! I'm not into all that stuff, except birds, all I can think of is, don't let me fall in. Not to mention the skeeters in the summer months. But as they say, "Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder" Being here in the winter is where its at, you don't have to worry about bugs!


The Church Lady said...

It looks beautiful to me. I am glad to see that you are learning your history of GA and having fun at the same time!

{i}Post said...

Pretty! At first glance, it doesn't seem beautiful, but after a while, when you realize what an important ecosystem it is, it becomes beautiful.

m (the misanthrope) said...

Great pics! Glad that you can see the beauty in all of Nature's settings. Now, could you just tell me how to appreciate frozen mud puddles and bare trees? Ick. Anyway, home or away, have a wonderful Christmas!