Nature

Before and After the Flood

The Potomac River volume fluctuates wildly. If you look in the tree branches above Tara (above left and extreme right) you can see some tufts of grass and mud from last year’s flooding.  The water was about eight feet higher than it is now.
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Transition

I am savoring each day here in the woods watching and feeling Spring emerge around me.  I was struck this morning by the textures of transition.  Here last year’s leaves have not yet given way to new growth.
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First Bug of 2009

I just have to chronicle this.  The first bug of 2009.  Actually, there were a lot of them down by the river yesterday.  Lots of birds diving and skimming the surface of the river catching the first fresh food of the spring.  This is taken with my iphone … not great quality.
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