Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mother Nature's a fickle... Lady

Last year, Brady, Jason and I stood at the edge of our pond and stared in horror at the carcasses of huge fish that had flailed themselves out of the water and onto the banks where they died. We were so sad, deep down sad.

The pond had shrunk to a fraction of its normal size and what water was left had turned a putrid green, no good for supporting life. Mother Nature's drought had its way.

Below are photos of that same pond, now brimming with water, in just a year's time (see the trees at its edge that died from the drought). Can you believe the difference one year can make? We have had so much rain it is stunning and I am grateful for it.

We have no more fish, but we can add some. And we will pray that the fickle Lady sees fit to go kindly on us. But who knows what next year will bring.
 

16 comments:

  1. I'm glad there's no drought this year! And that God is always in control!

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    1. I guess some places are still having it, which is too bad :( But you are right, He is in control and what is supposed to happen will happen.

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  2. I hope the pond stays clean enough to skate on in the winter and swim in during the summer.

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    1. Thanks, Craig. I'll just be happy with some fish! :)

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  3. So glad that you have had rain. We are still in a drought. Our lake is down almost 20'. Hoping for a good rain on the watershed soon. Thanks for sharing Stephanie.

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    1. Aw, I'm sorry to hear that. That is really rough. Hope some of our rain heads your way.

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  4. I am glad your pond is back. We live down the road from a river, and last summer it was barely a trickle. I was sad to watch it get lower and lower. It's full again this year, and there are even muskrats living in it now!

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    1. My word, I don't know that I've ever seen something completely dry up and then become full again. When it is full, it warms your heart. I'm glad your river is back.

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  5. Looks like a pond full of possibility! I'd love to poke around and play there :)

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  6. Last year when campling, one by one we saw the lakes we camped by dry up until we couldn't eat any fish from them had we wanted to (the bacteria counts were too high). It was devastating. This year we're in a different state, but our friends in Iowa were flooded...twice.

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    1. Oh no, that's terrible! I hate to see a resource like that disappear, but hopefully things will recover.

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  7. Happy that you got your pond back. We've been having LOTS of rain here in CO this year as well. I'm happy because it keeps the place cool, haven't had to use my AC all summer. :)

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    1. Oh my goodness, we have a little plot up from Manitou Springs and could not BELIEVE the flash flood that blazed through there a week or so ago. Rain is nice, but it can be deadly too.

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  8. Glad you got some rain but what happened last year is sad =( I also wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! Congratulations and I hope you decide to accept the award! You can find the post here:
    http://beetreestudios.com/?p=768

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie, and THANK YOU very much for the Liebster :) That's so nice. I will have to post about it soon!

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