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Where’d It Go??

Sometimes I look out the window and ask, “Where’d it go??”  I’m talking about the water, and more specifically, the pond.

March 2015

Our pond is a year-round pond.  It lowers in the summer, but never goes dry.  This year, however, the pond has been really challenged.  The water is so amazingly low.

August 2015

I took this picture from the point at which the water usually sits, during the time of year that it is at it’s fullest.  You can totally see the ridge level in the picture above.

August 2105

I feel for the numerous frogs that call our, what is currently a big puddle,” home.”

August 2015

They seem to be doing okay, but for sure, Frog Town, must be crowded as their environment continues to shrink.  I’m sure the great blue heron that visits the muddy banks is not unhappy, and is getting a belly full of those delicious frog legs he so enjoys!

August 2015 Heron TracksThese tracks are courtesy of that great blue heron!!

It is fun to walk along the banks and find what has been visiting the water…..

August 2015…..kitty paws……

August 2015…..deer tracks….

August 2015…and deer on the field cam…..

August 2015…..and racoon tracks….

August 2015…..with a racoon caught on camera.

And then there are those items one might find as the water recedes….

August 2015….a sun dried newt….

September 2014….sometimes you might find old, metal, mixing bowls…..

August 2015….or how about an old jawbone from an elk…at least I think it’s an elk…too big for a deer…..maybe a sasquatch???

In any event, the hope of a fuller pond is on the horizon…and so is fall.  We’ve had significant rainfall the last 2 days..YAY…not a lot on the horizon, YET!!  Looking forward to a fresh, full pond.

IMG_4457Thank you for visiting the forest today.  May your day be full of goodness, and the weather that you enjoy!!  Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Your friend from Oregon,

Tami

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