Trouble’s comment on yesterdays blog ended with this: “O BTW,,any up to date pics of that swamp? Just asking”. So I went down yesterday and took some pictures of the swamp. For some comparison, I will repost some pictures from about two months ago. Let’s start with the original deep part. Here is the picture taken two months ago:
You may notice a small amount of duck weed starting to grow. The next two pictures are the ones I took yesterday of the same part of the swamp:
And here is another picture that was taken back two months ago looking back up past the newer deep part:
The next two are the ones that I took yesterday of the newer deep part:
As you can see, the duck weed and other stuff is growing on the surface, the weeds around the edges have gotten very tall, and maybe what you can’t see is that it needs about a foot or so of rain. It is a little over two feet below full level. I knew the swamp would be in bad shape this year since all of the fish and most other living things that lived under water were lost in the drought of last summer. It will take years for it to get back into shape, if ever. The weeds and, scum, and other undesirable things have taken over and have a firm grip on it, maybe never to be released. Let us see what nature can do, and maybe next year, if it has not progressed much, I can give nature a helping hand. The frogs seem to be happy and I do enjoy listening to them. You all have a great day now, you hear?