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Old Apr 5, 2010, 9:49 AM   #11
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A nice series too vv - always a pleasure to look at your beautiful city- and landscapes!
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Thanks a lot, maggo85!

To be honest, I never would have thought anyone would turn a swamp into a park. Finding dry paths around the wetlands to get from one point to another is like going through a maze with many dead ends. And where would you lay down a picnic blanket when most of the soil is saturated?

Long ago Iíve read from a New Age book that mosquitoes are remnants of an early stage in Creation and should have been made extinct by Evolution a long time ago. Somehow, mosquitoes survived. Mosquitoes serve no useful purpose in todayís ecosystem, according to the book, and so even though spirituality requires that we respect all life, there are some creatures that need to be extinguished. After being buzzed by mosquitoes while standing very still at the Goose Pond swamps so as not to induce camera shake while taking long exposures, I now think I understand. Someone long ago must have tried to meditate while in the swamps but was constantly pestered by the annoying mosquitoes and so declared it was OK to swat them.

Whatever the case, I like taking pictures of quiet and serene places found in Nature. I like staring at them for long periods of time because they pacify my mind. That day, however, I found out there are exceptions. Unless one is capable of shutting down all senses, not all such places, however inviting they may appear, are meant to be conducive to contemplative thought.

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