I rode to my usual haunts today hoping to photograph changes brought by TS Fay. Unfortunately, both Devil's Hammock and the road through Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge were gated and locked due to high water.
As if wet roads are an issue for the JEEP and I ...
I couldn't exactly park and walk in either as Mrs. FC was along for the ride and it would be poor form to leave her stranded in the parked JEEP while I was out having fun stomping in mud puddles and taking pictures.
(She has a torn calf muscle in her right leg and is not allowed to stomp in mud or have any fun.)
We rode out to Cedar Key to look for any evidence that a Tropical Storm had passed by, but the only real evidence of Fay besides a still grey unsettled sky was a stiffer wind than normal and lots of standing water in roadside ditches on the drive out.
Here at PFHQ, Fay seems to have pruned a few dead branches while dropping approximately 8 inches of rain over the course of the past 3 days.
I need more of course, so I'm rooting for the handful of tropical waves moving our way out in the Atlantic.
Just before sundown last night, Bear and I walked down to the Pond Puddle to soak up a little amphibiophonics.
Click on this link to see the puddle and listen to some happy anurans.