Sunday, March 16, 2014

Fishing on the Swanee River - near Chiefland, Florida



And yes, this is the Swannee River of song - "Old Folks At Home."  It is Florida's State song.  In its original form, the lyrics were racist, so they were "expurgated" in 2008.

You can read all about it here.

8 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Oh boy. So beautiful. All that blue! The name Swannee rings a bell, dunno why...

Lois said...

Beautiful pictures! I always enjoy going over this river along I-10 because they have the music notes to the song on the Suwannee River sign.

Small City Scenes said...

Very pretty and very blue.
Way down upon the Suwannee River....
Long long ago....
I know that song and I think I know the "expurgated" words. I am old ya know. MB

Small City Scenes said...

Yeah yeah---far far away. You're right. But it is where the 'old folks' stay. Hmmmm?
MB

Cezar and Léia said...

The intensive blue is spectacular!Dreamy place there, I have a delicious feeling of Summer seeing these pictures. The perspective is also great! Love that angle!
Léia

Rajesh said...

Wow! beautiful and scenic place for fishing.

José Mendonça said...

I wouldn't fish but would love to hang out in that place with such tranquil waters.

Bergson said...

the blue of the first shot is fantastic