Our eyes are side by side – we just naturally look at life in a horizontal perspective!
In the aftermath of the Flood at Hidden Valley, Alberta, a few things that were once vertically aligned are now in a horizontal position. This golf cart near the 4th green has become a little greenhouse for what looks like a sunflower plant!
I turned the camera and took a vertical shot of the 4th fairway. It is now a lush forest of new poplar saplings and – a few more sunflower plants.
I continued walking along the 4th, past the Half Way house, then to the 6th green and bunkers. In addition to much more beach area, I found a corn plant.
This vertical photo shows the lush green growth of the grass – and a few more of the many corn plants in that area!
The Car Guy and I think that bird feed must have been scattered by the flood waters. The wet, nutrient rich silt encouraged the seeds to germinate and grow very quickly. If these plants manage to set seed, then Hidden Valley could become a non-typical source of food for the birds for many years to come.
There are many other plants blooming in the Valley right now – I’ll post some photos in a few days.
All of our homes may have been destroyed, but the plant life is thriving. In a few years, it will be hard to tell that our Community was ever there.
Link to this week’s Photo Challenge: One Shot Two Ways