Jan 26, 2012

Winter vs summer swamp

Here's a quick comparison between the winter and summer swamp.


The swamp mosaic is easiest to see during winter.

That's because the cypress trees lose their needles and turn gray.

Pine islands are harder to see during summer.
During the winter they really jump out.

But the true difference is most evident on the ground:

Cypress domes are filled with water during the summer whereas by the end of winter they are at various stage of drying down.

Cypress knees stand as tall as their name,
but water rises up them only shin deep.
There is also that temperature thing ...

And mosquitoes.

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