Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Table Top Swamp

I often think it says a great deal about that past when you visit a place called a 'Swamp' and it turns out to be stunning!  Swamp seems such a negative name - but I suppose there were for more place that had not succumbed to concrete and development when they were named 'Swamp'.

These pictures are from Table Top Swamp in the Litchfield National Park.  This swamp is, rather surprisingly, at the top of hill!  It sits in a depression in a large stoney plateau, and all the water in the swamp comes from rain fall as no rivers flow into it.   This swamp fills during the wet season, and shrinks in the dry.  We visited towards the end of the dry, and you could see large areas around the 'pond' that had clearly been underwater recently.

It was a rather splendid place.





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13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

quite beautiful.

Marcia said...

That is a lovely spot. It must get lots of rain in the rain season to still look like that in the dry.

Lea said...

What an intriguing name! I find swamps to be very interesting places; you never know what you might find in one. I like your last photo the best.
Have a wonderful week!
Lea

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is lovely ... my favorite kind of place. Swamp and slough (both common names around where we live in Florida) are unpretty words to describe beautiful places ... and harken back to when the attitude was that they were wasted lands that should be drained and built on or farmed ("Big sugar " ruining the Everglades). Now we must backpedal and try to restore or save what is left.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

How pretty- love the clear water and the reflections!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty place and I love the reflections! Enjoy your new week ahead!

Missy George said...

I have never seen an ugly swamp..They tend to be dark and mysterious at times..Lovely pictures..enjoy your week..

Felicia said...

swamp conjures up images of dark, spooky places but you're right this one is beautiful.

Mosura said...

Looks like a great spot to explore. Is it accessible by 2WD?

Lady Fi said...

What a lovely area!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

this is so beautiful...

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Fascinating landscape.

Marie C said...

It reminds me a lot of the Great Dismal Swamp (talk about negative-connotations of names! :-) ) in North Carolina & Virginia! :-)