Tag: Cypress

The Bee’s Knees? Feh. You Want Cypress Knees.

As we learned in our last episode/post, the Okefenokee is named “trembling earth” because the cypress trees grow on peat, not soil. A simple poke makes them bounce in the water like a buoy. As the Native Americans navigated the land they bobbled along this powerful and trembling earth. The trees themselves are awe-inspiring. And […]

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Land of Trembling Earth: The Okefenokee Swamp

The Okefenokee Swamp is at the Georgia-Florida border and is an experience not to miss. Unless of course you have swamps of your own with alligators galore, boat trails (vs hiking trails), and glorious mosquitoes (insert sarcastic font here–but only about the mosquitoes). We’ll pause for a phonetics lesson. Oh+key+fuh (phonetics)+no+kee So What Does the […]

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And Suddenly, We Were Way Down Upon the Suwanee River

The famed river of song turns out to be in my home state of Georgia and is quite lovely. What a treat! Turns out the song was written by someone who had never been here, called it “ribber,” and spoke of slaves missing the Plantation. Kinda ruined the romance. I opted to ignore that history […]

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