Dismal Swamp

O3 Today at the Washington Ditch

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20 Responses to “Dismal Swamp”

  1. (In the Great Dismal Swamp) “…the horrible desert, the foul damps ascend without ceasing, corrupt the air and render it unfit for respiration … never was rum – that cordial of life – found more necessary than in this dirty place.”

    –Colonel William Byrd

  2. corndoggie Says:

    And watch out for the Ditch Witch whose vile vapors bubble from the foul damps…

  3. Anonymous Says:

    You should have called me.

  4. J Moser Says:

    Anonymous said it. Not me. I was too busy to be swampy.

  5. corndoggie Says:

    You mean you were swamped?

  6. J Moser Says:

    I DID get to the swamp today, at Great Bridge, in my cheap suit and Italian shoes. I had been forewarned of the mosquitoes (my libido – or so Nirvana indicates) which there were not mosquitoes, only horseflies. LOTS of horseflies.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Systematic logging of South Florida cypress forests started in 1944 in the Fakahatchee strand south of Corkscrew. Much of the lumber went to assist in the rebuilding of Europe after WWII. By the early 50’s all of the Fakahatchee cypress had been logged, and Lee-Tidewater Cypress Company had moved north to Corkscrew. Networks of logging roads were constructed and massive 500 year old trees were being pulled out. Locals were alarmed at the prospect of losing all the great cypress forests to logging and began a campaign to save the swamp. The National Audubon Society and a long list of organizations and individuals worked together to raise the support necessary to purchase the last expanse of virgin bald cypress left in the world, which also housed the largest and most important wood stork rookery in the United States. By 1954, 5,680 acres were secured (640 acres were a gift from Lee-Tidewater Cypress Company) and the Corkscrew rookery became Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.
    http://corkscrew.audubon.org/sanctuary-0

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Forgot to mention what BigK called my attention to on 460 :

  9. J Moser Says:

    The place I visited today is restoring Atlantic White Cedar, which, they are getting rare in the area especially after that big Dismal Swamp fire a couple of years ago. http://loki.stockton.edu/~wcedars/treeplnt.html

  10. corndoggie Says:

    Among the 20 Teen Spirit covers at
    http://www.aprilwinchell.com/audio
    (scroll down to Teen Spirit Covers):

    Lounge:
    [audio src="http://www.aprilwinchell.com/h/mp3/Ragnar.mp3" /]

    Ukelele Orchestra
    [audio src="http://www.hostropolis.com/april/mp3/Ukulele_Orchestra_GB_Teen_Spirit.mp3" /]

    Gregorian Chant
    [audio src="http://www.aprilwinchell.com/h/mp3/Gregorian_Spirit.mp3" /]

    Weird Al Yankovic:
    [audio src="http://www.aprilwinchell.com/h/mp3/Weird_Spirit.mp3" /]

  11. I have nothing worthwhile to add to the discussion but if O3 is gonna make a comment then by God I’m gonna comment too! Interesting posts, really like the shot of Ot strutting up to wrassle some crocs. I had never heard the Nirvana song and it’s incomprehensible lyrics before but I did read that he got the title and inspiration for the song from a brand of deodorant marketed to young adults called “Teen Spirit” , “Smells Like Teen Spirit”! Hah! I like nudists, I’ve been one many times, (see Nagshead Nun Story)

  12. jude3obscured Says:

    Was Eric Cantor drownded in the po-litical swamp? Just wonderin.

  13. He made a mistake by trying to label an anti-immigrant right-wing theocratic economist a “liberal professor”, as if his constituents were too stupid to know the difference between one academic and another. Brat came back with “liberal on immigration” and won.

  14. corndoggie Says:

    [audio src="http://www.aprilwinchell.com/h/mp3/Ragnar.mp3" /]

  15. corndoggie Says:

    Ukelele Orchestra
    [audio src="http://www.hostropolis.com/april/mp3/Ukulele_Orchestra_GB_Teen_Spirit.mp3" /]

    Gregorian Chant
    [audio src="http://www.aprilwinchell.com/h/mp3/Gregorian_Spirit.mp3" /]

    Weird Al Yankovic:
    [audio src="http://www.aprilwinchell.com/h/mp3/Weird_Spirit.mp3" /]

  16. corndoggie Says:

    17 more Teen Spirit covers:
    http://www.aprilwinchell.com/audio
    (scroll down to Teen Spirit Covers)

  17. corndoggie Says:

    A couple of days ago I tried to include the Lounge cover and the rest in one post, but got “Your comment is awaiting moderation”.

  18. too many links sometimes throws the comments to “pending”

  19. corndoggie Says:

    Good to know!

    So what about the links? Chopped liver?

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