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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Swamp Update- before and after

Well now, TROUBLEnTX wanted to know what my swamp looked like now after the rain.  She also wanted to see a picture of the frogs.  I will do the first, not the second.  I think I will give you some before and after pictures.  You have seen the before pictures somewhere on my old blogs, but I will use them here again to give you some comparison.  This first picture was taken on August 30th:

This next one was taken at the same time only closer to the deepest part:

I took this picture yesterday and had to stand a lot further back than I did with the first two pictures.  Quite a noticeable difference:

The next one was taken on Aug. 30th also, it is the deepest part of the swamp and it still had yucky water in it:

And this one a month later, no water:

Compare those with yesterday’s:

The swamp is a little less than one third full. It will take quite a lot of rain to fill the last two thirds and I doubt if that will happen this year. I may be pleasantly surprised.

OK, TROUBLE, hope this answered you questions and your request for pictures. Sorry I couldn’t find a frog sitting out in the open posing for a picture. You all have a great day now, you hear?


  1. So glad your drought seems to have ended,at least by the look of the pics. Good job of the before and after shots,if I see any posing frogs around here,I will send them your way,lol.

    Blessings Jane

  2. TYTYTY DD, Hated those dried up pics. These new ones are lots better!!. You got any Houston Toads? lol.

  3. awww, you lair!! I know you just did a photo-shop edit on an old picture to make your lake look full. :-)

  4. Glad the watering hole is holding water again, buddy! That's a good sign!

    Do you have many cranes dropping in ? They can find frogs and minnows pretty quick!

  5. Jane, I am also glad to see some water. You can keep your frogs, I usually have enough to make the early evenings deafening.

    Trouble, glad you like the new ones better. BTW, there is no Houston Frog, but there is a Houston Toad.

    Ben, I don’t own photo-shop and the good one is a few thousand bucks. I would love to have it, but don’t. If I did, I would have put a lot more water in the ponds (grin).

    Hermit, We used to have all kinds of wading birds and ducks. Wood ducks used to raise their young here. Haven’t seen any since the middle of last summer when I still had a little bit of water left

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  7. For some reason now Dizz I can post a comment but I'm speechless.The older I get the more I learn that I know less an less about the whole thing!But one thing I do know I'm not alone!

  8. Ted, glad you got it figured out, I sure don't. You are not alone. I lnow less than I used to.