30 Sep 2010

Louisville Swamp (Flight of the Nightcrawlers postscript)

Posted by Teapots Happen

I just woke up and read over last night’s entry, and realized there’s another coincidence to be explored in there.

Before yesterday, the last time I’d posted in this blog was way back in the earliest morning hours of February 27th (“Wearing Red“), having started writing the previous night and not hitting “publish” until past midnight.

I had been inspired to work on the blog that frigid evening by a beautiful, magical-feeling daytrip I’d taken earlier that day to a frozen swamp with my friend Megh (who, in fact, blogged about the trip on her website here: http://www.deepsicks.com/2010/03/07/winter-swamp-walkabout)

So, yesterday – after the worm incident at Black Dog Road – Andrew and I set out further upstream along the Minnesota River – him navigating sporadically with an old school paper map, and me just turning when he said to. We got ourselves good and turned around, did a huge circle or two … and then after a couple of hours of closed bridges, blocked roads, and failed efforts to get down by the water we wound up pulling into the Louisville Swamp – the same swamp I’d first discovered and last seen back in February with Megh, the day I’d came home and updated this blog last.

I’ve been there twice in my life, both times I came home and posted in this blog – and didn’t post at all in between those trips.

 

Megh: Louisville Swamp companion February 26 2010

Megh: Louisville Swamp companion February 26 2010

Andrew: Louisville Swamp companion September 29, 2010

Andrew: Louisville Swamp companion September 29, 2010

Cleo and I approach the mighty oak on the savanna in winter

Cleo and I approach the mighty oak on the savanna in winter

Cleo approaches the mighty oak on the savanna in autumn

Cleo approaches the mighty oak on the savanna in autumn

Cleo beholds the frozen Louisville Swamp / Minnesota River Valley

Cleo beholds the frozen Louisville Swamp / Minnesota River Valley

Cleo beholds the flooded Louisville Swamp / Minnesota River Valley

Cleo beholds the flooded Louisville Swamp / Minnesota River Valley

dead lightning-blasted oak tree

dead lightning-blasted oak tree

the not-dead-after-all lightning-blasted oak tree

the not-dead-after-all lightning-blasted oak tree

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10 Responses to “Louisville Swamp (Flight of the Nightcrawlers postscript)”

  1. (You might think that I was inspired to post-swamp blog last night by the dim memory of having done so in February, but you’d be wrong: I’d decided I was going to post about the ‘nightcrawler cup’ incident long before we unexpectedly found ourselves in the swamp, and I didn’t remember that the last time I’d blogged was the night of the first swamp trip until I checked the dates of the winter photos this morning.)

     

    teapots happen

  2. So it came full circle!

     

    Trish MacGregor

  3. Good to hear from you, at last! Hang in there. Keep on!

    Jane

     

    JANE

  4. Good to see you writing again. Some great photos. If it’s meaningful it’s got to be a coincidence.
    Mike.

     

    67 Not Out (Mike Perry)

  5. Howdy!
    I stumbled upon your blog looking at mri’s on google images… I’m going off to get my head scanned tomorrow, looking for MS. BUT THEN! I found the fabulous story of your amazing teapots! How grateful I am for that. What a truly incredible thing! The mind sure does boggle. Thank you for sharing.

    I hope that you are happy and healthy in body and spirit!

    jess

     

    jess

  6. lightning tree!!!

     

    Jessi Davis

  7. So, c’mon, Gabe. I know you’ve had some synchros since September!!

     

    Trish MacGregor

  8. Ha, yes I have. But, like my Action Squad website, I have a bit of a problem staying motivated to continue posting it seems … although certainly the synchronicities have not stopped. Interestingly, there has been an apparent upswing this April, just as the ‘Timeline’ I’ve been keeping shows for the last two years around this same time. I have a list of 6 recent ones, maybe I’ll write one up soon on here!

     

    teapots happen

  9. cool way to chronicle the cycles,, nice Pick chores

     

    simon

  10. wow. this just capped it off
    you certainly do have some amazing things happen to you my friend 🙂
    I am glad there are other people out there enjoying the synchronicity and amazement of it all as much as I am!!

     

    Bebs

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