Around the bend.....
Desoto Bend NWR.... this area has been underwater for most of last year, this is our first trip into the Refuge since the Missouri floods of last spring. Still lots of debris and no animals.
Thanks for all the awesome comments on my image "A Roll in the hay" yesterday, sometimes you just need some motivation to start processing things different, it seemed although I was going down a "dark" path while processing causing many images to load dark.....not that this shot "Around the Bend" is dark but the devastation still remains and it will be many years before the Missouri Valley floodplain returns to normal. All of the homes and business's in the area were underwater for over six months.... a major interstate systems was underwater for six months, imagine that in your neighborhood.....tragic.
There was a muted silence around the refuge as we drove it completely, no wildlife but there are clear signs the fauna is starting to emerge a spring arrives. It's amazing to see areas built up of slit the river displaced from the areas rural farms, some silt berms were twenty feet tall where there was once a depression prior to the flood......it took thousands of man hours and many pieces of equipment to displace enough dirt to confine the river from engulfing whole communities in the area.....the river, it moved an estimated 100 million cubic yards of farmland to six states downstream of Nebraska and out into the Gulf of Mexico......brutal dictator this Mother Nature.
Have a great weekend!
Trainwreck, you were right, a stopped clock is right twice a day.....I am a lucky guy, it's unfortunate things are not well with you in light of the events transpiring this week, This week I will step up my game and work a bit. You should be listening to Johnny Cash just like your dad did .......maybe hear the message.