For When the Way Grows Weary (Tease and Photo Essay)
It’s only a one-mile loop, this Dry Marsh Trail. I can handle that, even in this heat. It’s an easy hike, though, and it’s good to be away and outside, just the two of us.
I lag behind, stopping to take pictures of this and that. He waits for me to catch up, reads out loud from the brochure.
This marsh was once a small lake that supported many aquatic plants and animals. Through the years, rain-washed soil gradually filled it in, and now it holds water only in wet years.
There’s little water today.
As the marsh continues to fill in, plants growing around the drier edges will spread inward. If you were to stand on this spot 100 years from now you might be in the middle of an oak woods.
I pause to ponder how changes and erosion and drought can still stimulate growth.
Enjoy the photos of our day below.
But the rest of this story is over at BibleDude.net.
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