Four Seasons

Four Seasons
Blessed by the beauty of Creation ~ sharing what I see from my little place in His world.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sittin' on the Dock of the Swamp

Sung to the tune of... well, I think you know the tune!  (with apologies to Otis Redding).

Sittin’ in the afternoon sun
I won’t be sittin’ when the evening comes
Cause my camera battery won’t last that long
And mosquitos would be drivin’ me home, yeah

 I’m sitting on the dock of the swamp
Watchin’ the dragonflies play, ooh
I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the swamp
Wastin’ time

I left my home a short distance away
Headed for where green herons play
Cuz I’ve got my binoculars and my SX-50
Waiting to see what’s gonna come my way

Green Heron


Cedar Waxwing 'hawking' for insects to eat
So, I’m just gon’ sit on the dock of the swamp
Watchin’ the wood ducks pass by, ooh
I’m sittin’ on the dock of the swamp
Wastin’ time

Looks like things might change
If a board gives way I won’t remain the same
But I can’t worry about that now
So I guess I’ll remain, listen

Sittin’ here resting my bones
Not lonely cause it's so beautiful  and it’s home
Only a few hundred yards I roam
Just to make this dock my own, now

I’m just gon’ sit on the dock of the swamp
Watchin’ hawks and listenin’ to marsh sounds, ooh
Sittin’ on the dock of the swamp
Wastin’ time

Red-tailed Hawk (with snake?)
(Ends in harmonic whistling of birds, and also some squawking by the Green Heron)
Note: All photos were taken this afternoon except the one of the house (taken on a kayaking excursion) and the two of the cedar waxwing which were shot on July 17th but I couldn't resist putting them in.