Friday, February 17, 2006
After Hurricane Katrina last August, it did not rain until the first of October. Then it was dry again for a long while. The pond shrank.
It's deeper at the far end than it appears, but I had nightmares of fevered fish rescues... up to our knees in muck, trying to corral flopping fish who couldn't understand the concept of their own salvation.
I had sometimes wished for a little mud edge in the summer, which might prove attractive to migrating shorebirds. But that's a lot of edge, and the shorebirds are long gone.
Before the end of the year, it started raining again... better, but not yet normal. I heard it's supposed to rain all weekend, so maybe that will help.
Of course Jasmine likes it dry, since she can get right up to the edge and bark at fish.
In the background is the tree that fell during a storm. Beavers had gnawed all around the base, so even though it leafed out last summer, I suppose it was only a matter of time before this happened.
Critters at Friday Ark.