Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Drought is Over

SWF

The drought is over but Mother Nature has played a harsh trick on the best-laid plans of men. The boardwalk area of the Ft. Worth Nature Center and Refuge is now surrounded by fast-growing Sesbane (about 10' tall).


Click on the photo for a better look.


Compare this photo to an earlier photo and post(click here) during the drought.

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Troy
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34 comments:

Vita Stunder said...

Truly stunning!!

Have a great weekend :)
Anna

Guy D said...

Now that is a beautiful photo, should be framed and hung on a wall.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Carver said...

That's a beautiful shot and what a difference between now and during the drought. It's like that in the NC piedmont where I live too. We had a terrible 2007/2008 drought but after a year and a half of plenty of rain it's like a new place.

Dewdrop said...

Wow! That's a striking difference!

Martha Z said...

quite a contrast! It always seems there is too much water or not enough.

Carol said...

Great photo...lush and beautiful...quite a difference from the other you posted during the drought!

Daryl said...

Lovely .. have a great weekend!

T.R. said...

Beautiful. I always enjoy coming here. Your images are always inspiring.

Bemused26 said...

hiya- well done for being first on sky watch! I love the bright blue of the sky in this picture, it's really nice.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Yes, I see what you mean. Your are getting more weather today, too. aren't you? We had the wettest summer on record for Portland. Wonder what is going on?

That is a nice shot.

Perry said...

Great colors! They all go so well together don't they.....

Riet said...

Thta is a beautiful photo. The sky is clear and blue

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I've never heard of Sesbane...but fast-growing does NOT sound good. Too little water, too much...crazy weather!

Amanda said...

wow that sky is BLUE! Very nice!!!

Michelle said...

Fantastic color in this shot!

~One Crafty Mama

Viola said...

Lovely clear blue sky with a beautiful river! The two different photos made quite a contrast! :)

eileeninmd said...

You have a really pretty blue sky on the first picture.
It is a beautiful area, thanks for sharing.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hi Troy and Martha, I checked out both photos and what a difference!!! Great Shots! So nice to see your blog again.. (I am trying to come back to blogging..cheers from ocean.)

BPOTW said...

That's a great pair of comparison shots!

Jenn Jilks said...

Great shot!

Marites said...

a very beautiful capture. i love it.

Larry D said...

Great photo, what a difference in the older photo!

Jim K said...

The rain sure has been welcome, nice to see the lakes filling up.

indicaspecies said...

So much difference in a matter of few months? I like the blue color the sky. Happy SWF!

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Definite contrast - hope the green stuff doesn't take over.

Deslilas said...

Life is changement.

Supernova said...

Well it is about time for the rainy reason too...nice picture

Angels in my life said...

That is one nice picture.. you have captured a very wonderful sight...

Gaelyn said...

It's either famine or feast isn't it. Hope you don't float away. Great capture.

Craver Vii said...

It sure makes for a pretty picture. I like the way you framed it, too.

P-TER said...

Great compotion!
Beautiful picture!
Gr.
P-TER

Luiz Ramos said...

Great shot and beautiful colours.
Luiz Ramos

Kathiesbirds said...

Troy, what is that green plant growing all along the banks there?

BTW, if you stop by my Skywatch photo today, can you tell me what tree those berries and leaves are from? I tried to research on the internet but I can't seem to find anything like it. I took the photo in Madera canyon. Thanks!

Rural Writer said...

Rich colors. Great picture.