Still Water in the Swamp

Still Water in the Swamp at Shingle Creek Regional Park in Kissimmee, Florida

We enjoyed all of the great views of the swamp area at Shingle Creek Regional Park in Kissimmee, Florida, when we were there this summer. It is always fun to wander through and look at nature and all the various ways it is displayed in different parts of the world.

In this particular area of the park, the water was very still, almost looking like glass. Occasionally, a frog or some other critter would jump in the water as we walked by, making a gentle ripple in the otherwise still water. And then in other parts of the park, the water was flowing gently, making a relaxing sound such as what you would hear at a lazy stream.

But here, the still water also mirrored the tall cypress trees, at times making them appear twice as tall as they are, thanks to their reflections.

It almost looked like you could step out onto the water and slide across it, because it was so smooth. But of course, that wouldn’t be wise. For one thing, you would sink right down to the bottom. For another thing, you would be covered in swamp water. And for another thing, you might not want to find out what else is in that swamp water with you.

Because at times, I felt like it wasn’t just us and the frogs out there.

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. - Romans 1:20

About the Photo

A single RAW exposure, processed in Adobe Lightroom. Read more about the photo software and gear I use at the camera gear page.
Camera: Canon EOS-M
Lens: Canon EF-M 18-55mm

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