Nov 7, 2012

Signs of fall in the swamp

Signs of fall in the swamp are subtle,

But they are there if you know where to look.

Bare-branched dwarf cypress,
with needles still hanging on (for now)
in the deeper water domes ...


indicate shorter sunlight hours.

Rain-starved resurrection fern
in a fully flooded pond apple swamp ...


indicate the meteorologic dry season has begun.

Cold feet ...

indicate air temperatures
have finally started to drop.

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