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Drought
Lens: DA 55-300 Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Texas Sea Center 
Posted By: Sailor, 08-14-2013, 11:10 AM

This summer, drought has clinched it's hot, dry fist around our part of southeast Texas with a vengeance. Here is a shot of a small area of marsh normally under water in the wetlands surrounding the Texas Sea Center. It looks quite bleak, although I notice that the tenacity of life is demonstrated by two or three green shoots that have found a means to survive.

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Wow now that looks Parched .......wish I could send ya some of our moisture ....keep hydrated my friend.
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wow, that is Texas dry buddy, I'll send some of this Colorado flood water to you.
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I've got plenty of greenery to spare up here Jer.--capn zap

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That makes me want to have another beer... thanks for posting... I'm going to the fridge now...
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Wow now that looks Parched .......wish I could send ya some of our moisture ....keep hydrated my friend.
Any H2O you can send our way, bud, will be greatly appreciated.

Jer

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wow, that is Texas dry buddy, I'll send some of this Colorado flood water to you.
FedEX or UPS?

Jer

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I've got plenty of greenery to spare up here Jer.--capn zap
Your pics look pretty lush, Capn. We got a sprinkling of rain this morning - I hope more is to come this evening.

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That makes me want to have another beer... thanks for posting... I'm going to the fridge now...
I'm glad I could be helpful . Just looking at this stuff does make one thirsty.

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Parched!

Very nice photo, Jer. You captured the mood and setting quite well, it almost looks like a B+W except for the green shoots. Your PP gives it an 'alien' landscape sort of look, very fitting.
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Makes me thirsty just lookin' at it! Nice one.

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I notice that the tenacity of life is demonstrated by two or three green shoots that have found a means to survive.
Aye, nature always seems to find a way, interesting shot.
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There's beauty even in dried mud, a fractal-like network of cracks. The green shoots are the crowning touch.
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Very nice photo, Jer. You captured the mood and setting quite well, it almost looks like a B+W except for the green shoots. Your PP gives it an 'alien' landscape sort of look, very fitting.
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Thanks for the very kind words, Ron.

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Makes me thirsty just lookin' at it! Nice one.
Hey thanks, Gary.

Jer

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Aye, nature always seems to find a way, interesting shot.
I appreciate the comments, kerrowdown.

Jer

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There's beauty even in dried mud, a fractal-like network of cracks. The green shoots are the crowning touch.
Interesting comment - I didn't think of fractals but rather crystals (comes from being an organic chemist who's seen a lot of recrystallizations ).

Thanks very much for the kind words.

Jer
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