Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Heron, A Deer, and Snowmelt

This was the first time I had seen a heron in our yard in quite a while.  This one glared at me and tolerated being photographed for a bit but slowly made its way downstream.

Yesterday a single deer contemplated coming into our yard from the field behind us - 

It ate some rose hips and walked away after it saw me.

While I'm at it with a post, here is what the stream looked like at its highest level as the snow that fell on 1/11-1/12 melted - 

The ground was so saturated with water, it was crazy.  That is a picture of the remainders of a mole hill.  It's a little tricky on the eyes, but you can see that the water table was about an inch or two under the surface.  

Here is a former mole hill that was a mini geyser -

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