Waccassassa Flats is a broad freshwater marsh and swamp system at the headwaters of the Waccasassa River. I cross the river every day, but a bit downstream of the flats. On days that I go to town after work, the route will take me down a tiny 2 lane county road and over a short, but very skinny bridge across the flats.
So it was, that on a gorgeous cold winter day a few months ago I couldn't resist stopping for a shot of the Flats in her brown coat. It was beautiful, but quiet. A solitary grebe and a handfull of coots were quietly swimming nearby, but the only sound was the breeze in the dead grasses. At the time, I thought, "Hey, I should come back in the spring and photograph the changes"
Amazingly (for me), I remembered to do that. I did not remember the exact location on the bridge however so the angle of each photo is slightly different. Even so, the vibrant push of spring growth is evident rising from the brown.
Last week, the green had conquered all. The coots were clucking, frogs jumping, dragonflies were patrolling, and a Florida Cooter was laying her eggs on the high ground of the road berm.
Full blown spring.Quite a transformation.
Speaking of transformations. You long time PureFloridians may have noticed a dearth of remodeling posts over the last few months. You may have actually welcomed it...me too. I hit a point in the bedroom remodeling where they were 98% done and liveable and they became inhabited, the pressure to complete it dropped some and I took a break...which now is apparently over.
My crew has moved out to a motel for the weekend, to get out of the way, and I have been instructed to "FINISH THE STAIR REMODELING PROJECT!...AND EVERYTHING ELSE...OR ELSE!
So, if you see my wife lounging by the pool, tell her I signed off from my blogging addiction at 8:00 am to begin working.
I may sign back on during my 15 minute lunch and supper breaks.
...I wonder if that's allowed...having a meal break ,I mean.
LUNCHTIME UPDATE: (if anybody asks, I took a whole 30 minutes ...or will have, after this update.)
The stairs which were once carpeted must have the whiteboard treads removed so I can put in purty ones of knotty pine with bullnose edge. The risers are knotty pine and just need to be finished...as long as I don't damage them in pulling off treads.
There are 14 steps, working from the top down, I have successfully removed 8 of the glued and stapled buggers. I also stained a mystery project this morning which will be a future puzzler, and ...(Leslie, are you listening?)...picked a basket full of bell peppers, squash, and fresh mint. I'll update again at my supper break. Hmmmm, I wonder if I get one since I took 30 minutes for lunch???
UPDATE: Supper happened after all. Just some takeout fried chicken since I had to run into town...which cut into some of the remodeling time.
Still, I did get all the treads off and all the risers sanded. It's 10:04 pm now, but I am tempted to do a wee bit of staining before I hit the rack.