Tuesday, October 16, 2012
October Day, Just Ducky !
A beautiful October day here on Cedar Pond.The ducks are loving the water and I love watching them.
Although it rained off and on today, there were sun breaks when I would go outside to work and enjoy the day.The leaves are turning gold and red, reminding me why this is my favorite season.
Now that abundant rain has lifted the burning ban I am burning much of last years' storm damage and many months' collection of feed bags. Keeping so many empty feed bags is like creating a housing development or slum for mice and wood rats. Got to get rid of them ( rodents and feed bags ) ASAP !
I watch my ducks as I tend to the burn pile.
You can see the smoke and reflection on the water of the burning branches, storm debris, and feed bags.The ducks swim around snatching at bugs in the water, seeming to be oblivious of my activity.The pond's water level is very low. The water is usually past the greenery in the far right bottom of the picture, and well up onto the island. The only time of the year the water is this low is late summer / early autumn. The rains have begun again, the pond will quickly fill, and all will be well...
... as far as the ducks are concerned." Never lose an opportunity for seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing." Ralph Waldo Emerson