Wednesday, June 1, 2011

ABC Wednesday - T is for Tall


 T is for Tall............

tall pine trees at the edge of the beach

These tall pine trees line the edge of the beach area at a park beside the lake.
Standing in the middle of them and being surrounded by these thin giants was quite an experience.
See how the greenery is at the top?
There is a reason for this.
The park is part of the flood control system of dams that run through our state.
Each spring this whole area is under water - most times only as high as those bare trunks.
But I have seen it a couple of times where you couldn't even see any of the tree tops - they were all completely under water.
The last time it happened was about three years ago, and so much damage was done to the structures in the park that it has had to remain closed to the public since then.
The state has even put this piece of property on a list that it wants to auction off - there are no funds to put towards it's repair.
Hopefully things will turn around before that has to happen - this has been a family spot for many years.

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  1. The tops are way up there!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Wow - that's so interest! Thank you!

  3. Seems silly to sell such a plot, besides being beautiful, if it floods every year what else would you do with it?


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