I have to pick one photo I took each month for the annual The Creek calendar. Here are the ones that made the cut for the calendar folder, but that I didn’t choose for the final version. Still fun pictures. Enjoy.
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Here’s the 2016 calendar from The Creek. Merry Christmas!
The weather has been great the last few days. It was actually in the 50s last night. The windows are open, the A/C is off, and fresh air is back. The only problem is if you have allergies. The fresh air is starting to fill up with interesting stuff. I have the plenty of good old ragweed, goldenrod, iron weed, and daisies for starters. All of them lining the paths and the driveway. Then there’s all the mold this year. It’s been so wet the mold has been overjoyed and abundant. Fresh air is still better than recycled though. Besides I’m not allergic to anything but ex-wives and bullets :)
While I was coming back from the shed this morning, trying to remember why I went to the shed in the first place, I realized my mind is changing as I get older. When I was younger my mind was like a pencil and a tablet. I could write memories on that tablet and they were almost indelible. Now my mind is more like an etch-a-sketch. Not only is it harder to write, but I keep shaking my damn head!
It’s been one of those weeks. The good news is I live at the creek. Creek therapy cures just about anything. Wading in the creek, fishing, catching snakes, pickin’ berries, and just enjoying the trails, puts a grin on your face. All your troubles seem to fade away. I took all of these from my yard, except the berries in the kitchen. I’ve got a great yard :)
There are some clear signs that spring is here. I have daffodils blooming. The bluebells are starting to push up through the soil and the wild turkeys are leaving their tracks along the creek. The Canada geese are back trying to find a place to build a nest that the flood will wash away. I have chipmunks and squirrels cleaning their nests out. Last year was a good year for walnuts! I’ve been running through spider webs when walking the trails lately, and I killed the first two wasps in the house today. The grass is going to need mowing real soon. Especially with all this rain. I got 2.8 inches in the last 30 hours or so, and it’s still raining off and on.
And of course there’s the spring flood. The creek is as high as it’s been since back on March 4th, but this time at least there’s no ice slamming by. I’m not walking the creek bank trails for a while though.