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Just another pretty day

Waiting to go for a ride around the pond.
Waiting to go for a ride around the pond.

I do not know how to distinguish between waking life and a dream.  Are we not always living the life that we imagine we are?

~ Henry David Thoreau

Coming in for a landing
Coming in for a landing

It’s another pretty day here in the Bogs.  It’s wonderful of Mother Nature and Father Weather to provide such a gift on our last day of this visit.

Curve
Curve

This morning I paid a lot of attention to the pond itself.  It is chock full of fish.  The bass have made their shallow bowls in the bottom for laying eggs.  The male prepares the nest, making a circle two to three feet wide.  The female lays between 2,000 and 40,000 eggs, depending on her size, and the male guards them until they hatch (it takes about a week).  Since the fish are hanging out in their nests, I’m guessing the eggs have been laid.

Buttercups in the upper meadow.
Buttercups in the upper meadow.

Someone needs to get out there and fish.  It looks as though there is an overabundance of fish.  I’m surprised the Great Blue Herons haven’t made a dent in the fish population.  They may be eating the frogs as it doesn’t seem like we have as many frogs as usual.  I’ve heard green frogs ponging at night, but have not yet heard a bullfrog’s baritone bellow.

Meadow grasses
Meadow grasses

I should head out.  We’re cutting/sawing wood today.  We brought our chainsaw along to help them build back up their supply of firewood for the winter.  Quite a few large branches came down throughout the winter and spring, and we need to take care of those as well.  It’s an excellent day to work outside.

Thank you for joining me on another short walk.  I’m not sure when I’ll be posting again.  I think the next few days will be rather full.  Have a fantastic weekend, and I’ll see you again sometime soon.

Red clover
Red clover

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

Dewy
Dewy

 

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Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

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