Been a while since I sung about these blues!
Yeah, I miss ol' Sonny and the boys! Pray for rain, anyone?
If you are wondering about the cartoon, it's about the decimated oyster fishery in Apalachicola Bay, primarily because of lowered freshwater inflows which keep the salinity at the right level for the oysters and other saltwater organisms.
The bay is at the tail end of the ACF Basin, over which Georgia, Alabama, and Florida have feuded for over 20 years. Right now, because of a recent Federal court decision, Georgia looks like the winner, but that could change.
Tom Swihart, formerly with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection who runs the excellent Watery Foundation blog, had a recent post, 'Meeting the Apalachicola to death'. Tom offers some good advice that Florida might heed if it is serious about saving its waters that emanate in Georgia.
As an aside, I was a big fan of Marlette's late uncle, Doug Marlette, the famous editorial cartoonist for The Charlotte Observer, among other newspapers, who died before his time in 2007. Nice to see Andy following in his footsteps.
"It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand." ~ Apache Proverb (from @NativAmProverbs)