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Volo Vista

Volo VistaAs you approach the Volo Bog, you first come to a rise and get this view, looking out over the low area that holds the bog, and the low ridges beyond. I’m going to guess the ridges are moraines left by the last glacier, giving our area a bit of a corduroy look. These are quite far from the Lake, and so are older and well-vegetated.

Painting this made me happy.  I hope it makes you happy to look at it, and may you have a serene Sunday!

10 thoughts on “Volo Vista

  1. It does make me happy, thank you! I’d love to go down that path and around the curve for a ramble.

    1. I’ve been down the path to the Volo Bog, and rambling there made me happy, too.

  2. Yay! Thank you Robert.

  3. Lovely colors and textures. Bogs are fascinating, there are some near me with unusual flora. Here’s to serenity!

    1. Thank you so much, Tom. Yes, I dearly love bogs. I’m glad you get to explore some too 🙂

  4. The alliteration in the title made me smile. It also reminded me of a California town I spent a good deal of time in during the late 70s: Rio Vista.

    Your Volo bog is lovely; I can see why it would have been enjoyable to paint. But your reference to the “low area that holds the bog” made me laugh out loud. Have you seen the story about the bog that’s been wandering around Crow Wing County, Minnesota? It’s a huge thing, and after it broke free, it started taking out docks, blocking access to beaches, and generally cruising around the lake like a grassy pontoon boat. You can read the story here.

    Your moraines are interesting. Their appearance is similar to the oak cheniers along the Louisiana coastline, but the process of formation was quite different.

    1. I thought of you last night when I was dipping into “North with the Spring” by Edwin W. Teale. In it he is discussing the formation of floating islands! What a fun coincidence.

  5. That is funny. I’ve visited floating bogs and they are really cool. You can jump up and down and make the trees bounce 🙂 I don’t get those people complaining about their wandering bog. That’s like the idiots I met who lived in northern California who complained about the needles their redwoods dropped on their driveway, and ultimately cut them down for that reason. Floating bogs are an inherent part of the ecosystem they are choosing to live in. Instead of wanting to blow them up they should be studying them and discovering how amazing they are. Chances are there are all kinds of extremely rare plants floating around on that lake but all they care about is their beachfront.
    It would be interesting to see the cheniers. I’ll have to look them up.

  6. Loveliness~

    1. Thank you Cindy!

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