February 2, 2018

Autumn in Winter

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Believe it or not, this is what the cypress trees look like now at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Normally, this time of year, the trees are bare. But, look at those fall colors -- amazing! Apparently, Mother Nature is a bit mixed up since Hurricane Irma ripped through here in September, stripping away all the leaves.   They grew back -- like this -- and have stayed on the branches well past the time when they should have fallen.  New buds are supposed to start growing this month, so who knows what's going to happen! More on the affects of Irma here at Corkscrew...coming soon!

6 comments:

Nancy J said...

That shade just as the leaves start to turn, how seasons are so different. Down here, a few places had temps of 30C,32C and 34C, and a day or so later a little sprinkle of snow, and down to 3C overnight.

Mersad said...

Can't believe these wonderful fall colors in winter. Climate changes can have the most unusual effects in nature.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Andy said...

Strange happenings.

William Kendall said...

Windswept comes to mind with this shot.

Lowell said...

This is really an amazing sight for Florida. Very beautiful, though. So, don't knock it, right? Enjoy!

Brian King said...

That's beautiful!