Thursday

Taking the Good with the Bad

Some examples of what I’m talking about.  Rain can be good and bad.  This is what the pond looked like on Tuesday, after receiving more than 5 inches of rain in less than 12 hours.  DSCN0349This is what it looked like after all that water caused the hole in the damn to become even larger.  Aug 4And then there’s good and bad animal sightings.  I showed you pictures of the little wolf pup we saw out on the road the other day.  Well… DSCN0270when I finally took the card out of the trail cam, I wasn’t happy to see this visitor.  Talk about posing for the camera!  This is an adult wolf and it’s the first time we’ve gotten a picture of one…and it’s right in front of the cabin! PICT0052Getting back to the rain we received the other day.  We don’t have a rain gauge, but our friend Randy who lives only a couple miles away said his rain gauge that holds 5” was full!  All that rain is good for the lakes and groundwater, but not so good for the already bad roads around here.  There were washouts on main roads, secondary ones and on most of our favorite dirt roads too.Burma Rd-5Notice the butterfly on the sign.  I wonder if they’re attracted to the color of all the road closed signs?  Well, there’s plenty of them around.  This was on our road Tuesday night, but it’s open now. DSCN0372I sat in my blind this morning, not expecting to see a lot with so much of the water gone.  But I was wrong.   Fish, frogs and bugs are easy pickin’s for the herons and other birds.  The kingfisher stopped for a rest right in front of me!  Finally a decent picture of one of my favorite pond birds.  DSCN0442But the decoy isn’t looking so good anymore.  Poor thing, for all it’s been through in the past year, now it’s just another mud duck.  DSCN0424It was frozen in the pond last winter and this spring I saw an eagle pecking at the decoy’s head that was just showing through the snow.eagle on ice (3)

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh dear. sorry about the dam break that caused all your pond water to outflow! we could sure use your 5 inches of rain tho!

that wolf shot is just amazing!

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Wow, the first time I've seen a kingfisher! Love the eagle, as well, but the wolf is another story. We've had a coyote problem for the past several years bit I'm glad we're not dealing with their bigger cousins!

Horst in Edmonton said...

Hi Cindy, with that wolf around just make sure that your dogs and cats are kept inside at all times and you won't have a problem with the wolf. Also when you go out at night just make sure you make a lot of noise, and never turn your back or run when you see the wolf.

Beth said...

That is a lot of rain. We didn't get any here but my son in Cgo said they had a pretty good thunderstorm.

The kingfisher is very pretty!

Joe said...

TexWis Girl tipped me off to your wolf shots. Good shots but I'll let you keep them there ;). LOL!

Nancy said...

The wolf howl gives me big goose bumps! No coyotes around when there's wolves I learned. Sorry to see the road wash outs. There is problem algae here and told not to let animals and pets drink it. We had rain tonight! Such a relief in temps! Have a great weekend!

Cindy said...

Toodie, there are both wolves and coyotes around here. We heard coyotes howling the same night we got the picture of the wolf on the cam.

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

Boy that wolf looks scary. Hope it moves away from your area.

Peaceful said...

I Love Kingfishers!
wow, I bet that wolf pic gave you a start.
Hope you dont have any pets or livestock there, or you wont for long. I think that eagle pecking at the duck head is so funny-the decoy is looking quite bummed

 
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