Apr 17, 2018

"Hill country" mirage

I still remember the first time I flew over the swamp.

"Wow," I said.  "Look at all those hills!"

Don't be deceived,
the swamp is actually
quite flat

Soon enough I learned they were actually holes, i.e. depressions, that mimic the look of hills by way of the parabolic shape of the trees that grow within.

Cypress domes and strands are the swamp's deepest spots.

Can you see the dry season refugia
pool in the center of the dome?

And in spring, the only spots you'll still find your last refuges of water.

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