Hurricane Irma certainly brought her share of misery to my Florida. My family fared well…6 days without power isn’t that much of a hardship compared to some of the devastation I’ve seen on TV.
Once I got power back, one of the first things I did was take a look at my website to see what I may have missed. I saw that a number of folks had sent messages to me about Irma. It make me chuckle when I read them and found they weren’t wishes for my family’s safety, my fellow photographers were asking me if all the rain from Irma would have an impact on the annual Lake Jesup wildflower bloom! Well, photographers do have their priorities:)
Anyway, I drove out to the fields yesterday to see how things were looking. As I feared, they are completely flooded with only a handful of flowers visible above the water. The waters will certainly recede, but not quickly. In past years, the peak of the bloom is around the first of Oct. so it might be a bit early to write-off all hope for 2017 but I’m not optimistic.
I’ll make another scouting trip in another 10 days and let you know what I find!