Monday, June 07, 2010

Water Water Everywhere...

I've been a little slow in posting recently, but not slow in working on the garden. It's been hot and humid, and I've just had to dive in, pull weeds, and tame vines.

The talk around here is all about the big oil spill. Tar balls have finally appeared on our beaches, and the smell is bad when the wind blows in from the southwest.

We live a mere block from the sea, but we are not directly on the Gulf of Mexico, but on a sound that has two narrow passes. As long as they can keep the oil out of those two passes, our waters will be safe.
We have a creek that winds through our property that originates from an underwater spring a few blocks inland from us. Our little peninsula is full of creeks like ours.
The creek widens as it moves towards the sea. The above photo shows the widest part of it, which is at the edge of our property. Our little creek is tidal, which means whatever is in the sea can be pushed up our little creek. Right now it's teaming with life.
The above picture is the canal they built across the street from us. The creek runs under the street, and into the canal, which empties into the sea.

Whatever happens in the next few weeks and months is hard to say. I do know that Mother Earth is a tough old lady who has endured much worse. Life prevails, and even wounds from disasters--natural or manmade--eventually heal.

9 comments:

Vetsy said...

Debra It must be lots of fun to have a creek on your property that's teaming with wild life"

I don't know what to say about this oil spill.. I'm so angry about it that I'm speechless!...hopefully it will never find it's way anywhere near your lovely little creek.

Vetsy said...

The photos of your garden in the side bar on the right..( In My Garden ) are beautiful!

The green frog in the green leaf is my favorite of all the beauties..very nice!

Floridagirl said...

Very encouraging words, Deborah. Mother Nature is tough. I love your little creek! You are so lucky to have such a natural beauty running through your garden.

NanaK said...

What lovely views you have. I do hope that any damage from the oil spill will not reach you. I love your perspective though. The places that are harmed will heal. The area in which you live is one of the favorite places of mine in Florida. Of course, I mean next to the Suncoast where I live :)

Darla said...

I wonder what it will do to the tourism this year? I bet it smells dreadful.

mya said...

I too took a few days off to get some things done, but I betcha that you accomplished much more than I did.
It is a good thing that the earth can heal; Of course one of the problems is the damage that occurs in the meantime. This current slick is unprecedented so-they that-are-suppose-to-know say and today the news said there is a second leak about a 100 miles away.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I hope your water will be always clean!

Andrea said...

I condole with you with what happened in the Gulf, it happened also in our island here last year, but of course not as devastating as that one. But ours also alerted many people to help minimize the toll on the marinelife. Your property is so beautiful with that creek near you. I remember Ami's garden (sefloridagardenevolvement.blogspot.com), which also has a big creek. If only we have that our trees will not die due to this extended and very hot dry season. We can just put a submersible pump and water our trees. My last post is about our fruit trees drying and some dead. thanks.

mrbrownthumb said...

Oh, wow. I hope the oil never reaches you and that they fix this freaking mess real soon.

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