The past month has passed so fast it is a blur, and life post-Hurricane Michael is continuing to return to normal, little by little. My "normal" includes early morning bike rides along our wonderful bike path, island-wide, and this week was in the Plantation. The beach T-roads are continuing to be cleared, some are better than others, a couple of places I had to get off and walk the bike around. But, the bike lane on Leisure Lane is almost all clear, just a couple of places where the standing water always is, and rain this week filled those spots back up.
Along Leisure Lane, at least one of the wooden sections that goes over the marshy areas was a little skewed - felt like the pilings had been lifted up in certain sections, but it did not break any of the planks, so was still passable - see photo below!
And, around one corner was that flock of white ibis that hang out in those marshy areas, all gathered up in the trees along the edge of the swamp - I startled them and they all had to fly up and re-settle across in another tree along another section of the marsh. And, the goldenrod are blooming (see below). Our Fall wildflowers seemed to not notice the storm! The muhly grass is in full bloom as well - just gorgeous, though hard to photograph, so you'll have to come see those in person.
Hope you have had a chance to visit St. George since the storm, and do some of your favorite things. I can highly recommend November on St. George, and a bike ride is a great way to see the island again, and reassure yourself that it's still here, still the same wonderful place you've always known, and there to enrich your life as it always has.