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.
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.
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.
I feel for the numerous frogs that call our, what is currently a big puddle,” home.”
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!
These tracks are courtesy of that great blue heron!!
It is fun to walk along the banks and find what has been visiting the water…..
…..with a racoon caught on camera.
And then there are those items one might find as the water recedes….
….sometimes you might find old, metal, mixing bowls…..
….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.
Thank 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,