Monday, March 31, 2008
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Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Squirrels are very industrious little creatures. They can be real work-a-holics as the old adages and fairy tales can attest. They can also live by the "work smarter, not harder" rule! An open bird feeder with nuts in it is just too irresistible! As long as they're on the watch for dive-bombing blue jays and not worried about the little Corgi barking and bouncing below (more on him later), it's feast time!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
We have a wonderful group of volunteers who patrol our lake, ensure our safety and perform our rescues when needed. Our neighbor Harry is one of those fine people. Last night they had an awards ceremony and Harry graciously agreed to pose for my blog in his dress uniform. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the women and men of the US Coast Guard and the Auxiliary for their service.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
This was taken in Nov 06 when we were in the midst of our terrible drought. Beach combing was interesting but not being able to take the boat out for almost a year was painful! The water level now is less than a foot below this dock. You can't see the rungs of the ladder at all! Normal lake level is 322 feet above sea level. I think we were down to about 314 that year.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
That theme is right up my alley. Hmmmm. Shall I dig out an old favorite or run around trying to get some new shots? Never pass up a good excuse to run around taking pictures, right? To quote Forrest Gump...That's my boat!
I love to see the sparkles on the lake. This is from my deck this morning. Obviously one of my favorite places to be. This is the little cove where we had 23 woodies yesterday. If you look really closely, you might see a male in the water. His mate is probably in one of the nesting boxes nearby.
I counted 23 wood ducks in our little cove early this morning. Unfortunately, it's hard to get good shots of them. They're very skittish and are usually here only in the early morning and early evening. They are wonderful little creatures. We have 7 nesting boxes in our cove and will be enjoying them and watching for their little ones over the next few months. I'm sure you'll see more photos soon!