Thursday, May 18, 2017

Taking refuge from the wind

Forecast is for clouds/rain/wind for the next few days.  The road into town already has water flowing over the top of it.  No rain this afternoon so Indy and I took off for the swamp to see how it was handling this excess of water.  Surprisingly, for me anyway, the swamp was not having any issues.  Many of it's plants soak up water and others have leaves which impede the flow of water enough so that the water slows and spreads out.  That way an onrush of water doesn't erode deep channels and it can evaporate or be taken up by the spongy swamp floor.  The humidity there made it warm enough that I took off my vest.   Had to put it back on once we climbed out onto firmer ground.  Frost warnings tonight.

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