Down along the rivers edge here at home.
Looking down from bedroom window. Wildlife is hanging close by for breakfast
This gray Squirrel finally ventured out of the Willow good thing we did not cut it down and stopped the beaver from doing so.
Here he comes over to the bad door to eat and torment JT lol
This is the other end of the lower yard.
We had 12″ of fully snow then the rains fell and it got real heavy so we had to move it before the temps dropped and it turned to ice. We are do a few more inches tomorrow and there is a full COLD MOON. Stay warm
IS IT SPRING YET?
JT grabbed her Frisbee and me the camera and we went to walk the property so I could pick up any branches that may have come down it the nasty winds. You will see there is no snow. Plenty chilly today. The cat for some reason was running like she was a kitten again she is 12 now. So I toss the disc over and over while making sure the cat did not leave and head out into the coyote filled woods, all the while capturing parts of our yard before it gets covered in snow, the 2 or 3 in. we had last week melted with warmer temps and torrential rains. The river is actually at flood stage or 2 in. below today. Time to share our stroll around the yard.
Makes me miss Summer
Pretty even after frost and snow
GROUND COVER IN GREEN Continue reading “Winter Gardens At Home(updated)”
This has been here hiding in the woods since the 50’s
When you get close to the actual dam , it is posted KEEP OUT
The woods before it were not
Now there is an old part and then another concrete structure that is very long and very tall, all it’s for is to hold water in the lake so they can boat and they drain it over and over into this small tiny stream each year so they do not have to pull their docks up and out of the way.
This stream is the one that makes my southern boundary, which is being destroyed . Year after year so then can keep their stationary DOCKS.
I never knew that this was 3 miles out in the woods behind my property and if it failed it would be catastrophic, we would all die down stream in minutes.
Such a pretty place but they do not want to follow regulations the state wants them to. I thought I had problems. Well next I will find out how often it is checked, as our state is cutting budgets and bridges are crumbling what about DAMS?
This section is about 200 yards downstream
Yes, I worked my way around to a place where I could get a different view of a dam, that could truly wipe us out downstream. I am now scared as we have had a few earthquakes, a couple of tornadoes and many hurricanes and this sits 3 miles behind me
Well they had another draw down at the lake and you can see more of the islands show up, as well as the shoreline.
Come to find out it is the association here that wants to release so much water, so that they can leave their docks in the water all winter.
My yard is one of many taking it all so they can keep doing what they want. This will now become a push and shove deal and I will fight for my land, as this is MY HOME not a SUMMER COTTAGE.
Absolutely insane to be drawn down so much, that water is eight feet below where it runs normally.
I thought all of this was being done with a few boards, was I ever surprised to see what is behind my house, hidden in the woods and should it fail, as dams did in Katrina, we will be dead in minuets. I will show you what has been destroying my beautiful landscape, year after year, in a few days, if I can get any sleep now.
Weekly Post A Day Challenge Reflection
As the sun rose and spread west
The light shone on all the work we have done
Yesterday I got some much needed rest
I still can not believe the damage one Beaver has done
I raked while he cut
He stacked while I trimmed trees
You could tell we didn’t spend much time sitting on our butt
So as I stood here with camera in hand the only word that came to mind was gee
We really took the bull by the horns on this one
The water is down almost to where it should be
The Beaver have NOT WON
Guess who has been sleeping ME
We have so much work to do here in the lower yard, along the stream. I hope we can get it taken care of before the snow stops us in our tracks. We have to haul the pieces he cut for me to use as a place to step upon in the garden path areas, I think I want them to stay natural but not sure what kinds of bugs they will draw to the garden, not that the birds won’t love them. Here is how many he got ready for me with just two of the trees limbs.
The ones close to the entrance the Beavers made, will be burned as they have dried out too much.
We have had one fire to get rid of all the small pieces now to burn the chunks, on a calm evening. I would have loved to do it tonight with the shooting stars above but I am very tired and do not feel like watching a fire in the cold, all night, even with the pretty stars above.
Don’t forget to LOOK UP
Color getting closer to my back door
Let me take you along my favorite stretch of roadway and you will see NH all decked out in her finest!
One section is 32 miles with NO GAS. It’s OK, I promise not to run out.
Look at those COLORS just up ahead.
I want to show you something that makes NH special
We are spoiled by so many of these bridges, throughout our state.
Let’s check out the river, I did tell you before that there is GOLD here.
OK Jump back in let’s check out a few more spots of color.
Let’s keep our eyes open, MOOSE ARE HUGE!
Let’s pull off and check out the lake
Isn’t it Beautiful here?
OK time to grab a coffee and sit by the river. I hope you liked the ride. This year has
been spectacular to say the least and we still have 1/2 the state yet to hit PEAK COLOR.
Thanks again for coming along on and should you ever decide to visit NH at this beautiful time of the year always check the State of NH website for update on where and when the fall color should be at her best. Make sure your camera has fresh batteries.