Thursday, July 10, 2008

Walk to the pond...

Well the other day while we were working on the coop, my daughter suggested she go to the pond and see what it looked like. I hadn't been there in a day or so and had a bad feeling it wouldn't be good. She came back a few minutes later with a little dead fish in her hand. Sadly each year the pond dries up. This leaves food for the birds but tears in my eyes! I'm thinking about digging it out in hopes that I would slow the inevitable each year but there really isn't much more than an inch or two of mud on the bottom.








The wrens are happy anyway filling every hole on the property.














A few of my lilies are just beginning to open.

I just love this pink one.

11 comments:

John Theberge said...

I love those bright colored lilies.
That's the unfortunate part about the month of July, a lot of the vernal pools dry up.

Mary said...

The lilies are all lovely, especially that pink one. I will have to go buy a pink lily! Love the gourd with the wren nest! Too bad about the pond...maybe you can dig it out a bit more.

Jenny Vickers said...

Hi Eve
I love the photo of your pond, it brings to life what I've seen from a birds eye view on GE. Sorry that it's drying out though. Are the mozzies bad around that area? The gourd nest is amazing. Is it always the house wren that uses that or do other birds get a look in some years?
Jen

Roy Norris said...

Eve,

Its a shame about the pond, but it does provide for some wildlife.

Those Lily photos are absolutely fantastic.

Jenny Vickers said...

Just to let u know. Am having comp problems, so msgs might not be getting thru.
Will let u know when it's sorted. Did u get my short one this am?
jen

Eve said...

You and me both Jen, mine has to do with my video card and a full computer...keeps freezing up on me. I didn't get your short note...no. Get yourself sorted, no hurry...hope the weather is better!!

The Birdlady said...

Beautiful photos - I don't see how you have time for a portrait business, with all the wonderful gardening and your construction project...hope the keets are doing well - dreaming of tick lunches..

Adrian said...

Eve

Looks like the pond has seen better days! Jenny has a pond as you know but not quite on that scale. Just to let you know that I have reconfigured my blog and so have had to lose your (and Jenny's) comments. I was trying to rpevent the right hand column of the blog getting too long but things did not work out as I hoped - subsequent blog posts got mixed up with my original one. Hey ho! It's all a bit trial and error at the moment

Eve said...

Hi Adrian!
You'll get it after a bit. I know I lost a post or two before I figured it out...then it becomes old hat!!! Good luck...don't give up!!

Iwanttocomeback asmycat said...

If the pond dries up each year does that mean it is a vernal pond?
And if it is does that mean you should not dig it up?
I don't know much about these things but am trying to learn...

Eve said...

Hi I wantto,
I've had a fellow from the Department of Environmental Conservation stop by to look at it. I'm going to think about what they are suggesting...which is to dig it out. Well, actually there isnt much to dig...there is very little mud on the bottom it is on a rock surface and really getting grown in with foliage. It's a thought in process so I wont be jumping in without a lot of research! Thanks for your concern!