The salvinia growing over the water made this very much a green on green landscape. We noticed that the wetlands area along the boardwalk seemed brighter earlier this year. Usually we wait until the cypress drop their needles for this kind of light, but not this year. I asked around if anyone else noticed and most said yes, they noticed too.
We discussed and and wonder if the damage, or clearing out, that occurred last year when Hurricane Irma blew through in September resulted in this more open view. No one can say for certain of course, but those of us who saw the downed trees and branches after the event surmised that as the probable cause.