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Photographic Proof of a Sunny Morning

We here in eastern North Carolina did rise to a sunny morning for the first time this week and I was so happy to see it that I went out on the back porch and took a picture of Floyd Pond.

Well, you can't see Floyd Pond right now because the woods are so lush with greenery that in order to see Floyd Pond you would have to go outside the fence (NO, Do Not Go Outside The Fence) to see it. You'll just have to take my word for it.

Floyd Pond has retreated a great deal over the last couple of weeks due to the reduction in rainfall we have been experiencing. There are even parts of the yard near the fence that it is safe to walk on now wearing flip-flops that a month ago would have seen such flimsy footwear sucked from your foot and lost to the mud forever. The first proof I had of this was when Ginger and Ace started coming back from their yard patrols without muddy feet.

The tree in the picture is a river birch. Now I don't know if this is true, because I am making it up and not going to bother researching it, but river birch may just have been the type of tree that Pocahontas's tribe used to make their canoes back in the good old days before the European invasion of this continent.

Then, again, maybe it wasn't.

| | | | | | CoralLevang , I finally figured out how you do that.

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CoralLevang wrote on August 13, 2015, 3:31 PM

DWDavisRSL YAY!! You learned a new trick!! emoticon :winking:

VinceSummers wrote on August 13, 2015, 5:22 PM

We've had, not only moderately sunny, but cool days, relatively speaking. Autumn approacheth. I need to get a dose of tomatoes and corn before it arrives. I've had my favorite -- peaches. But not the others.

MegL wrote on August 13, 2015, 5:29 PM

It was a beautiful summer's day here, our first one this whole summer! But elsewhere in the uk, they have had heavy rainfall.

Kasman wrote on August 13, 2015, 5:29 PM

A sunny day? I don't believe it - photographs can be faked you know! emoticon :smile: Why shouldn't we go outside the fence?

Kasman wrote on August 13, 2015, 5:30 PM

Where I am (just north of Edinburgh) it has been a gloriously sunny day!

LoudMan wrote on August 13, 2015, 6:47 PM

You mean, the conquest.

Besides, that isn't sunlight. It's gotta be Photoshop.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 13, 2015, 7:10 PM

You are such a good teacher.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 13, 2015, 7:11 PM

I still haven't had any locally grown corn this year. Hope to change that this weekend.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 13, 2015, 7:13 PM

There are creatures that live outside the fence. Opossums and raccoons and skinks, oh my!

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 13, 2015, 7:15 PM

Invasion preceded conquest, I'll grant you that. And it could be Photoshop if I had any idea how to use Photoshop if I even had Photoshop.

Kasman wrote on August 13, 2015, 7:17 PM

You mean the real world? Jeez - that's frightening! emoticon :winking:

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 13, 2015, 10:37 PM

My wife and I decided when we moved in to fence off part of the lot for our kids and dogs and let the rest of the woods remain feral. Along with the aforementioned critters, we've seen deer, ducks, owls, and hawks, along with a host of other birds, lizards, and snakes.

Paulie wrote on August 14, 2015, 2:56 AM

That is a great picture you have of the river birch. BTW, how far are you from the ocean?

scheng1 wrote on August 14, 2015, 5:46 AM

I hope your place does not face water rationing problem. It is always risky to have lesser than expected rainfall.