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WE had just enough snow to make things beautiful for awhile this morning, so I took some pictures.
If you care to view others I took go to Pictures.
Enjoy, and do make comments please.
It is cold and cloudy outside, temperature 30 degrees. We are to get moisture, rain, ice sleet, and snow tonight and tomorrow. I will be here in by my computer you can bet.
A Gray Heron was sunning himself September 17, 2014 at O’Hara Pond island
I do not know where the heron nest is but it must be close by as we seen herons almost everyday all thru spring, summer and fall.
Some refer to them as “shitepokes”, I had a uncle which called the sich. They hang around the waters edge and sometimes you might see them catch a small fish.
They are every shy, if they see us they fly.
Slideshow of pictures I took around our 80 acres in October 2013 when the foliage was turning colors.
We live in the rural South Central Kansas, Reno County, Center Township, where the Red Rock Creek runs through our 80 acre property. The header picture you see at the top of this page is one of three ponds we have on the Red Rock Creek. The Pond shown in the header was built by William Henry O’Hara, (my wife’s father) in the 1970’s. We have just recently tried to restore it. The Good Lord Blessed us with 3.5 inches of rain last week and that filled all three ponds. This is wonderful after two years of drought. Having done some dirt work during the drought years and raising the slipway, this little pond has not had this much water in a long time. The hard thing to explain is after two years of drought and two of the three ponds being completely dry, and the third nearly dry, how were the fish able to survive? We have see several large carp, I have see small finger link fish? Can you explain where the fish we are seeing came from? It is great have our Ponds back full of water.
Fowl visiting The O’Hara Pond this week.
What is it, a Goose or a Swan?
We had a Swan visit the pond a few years ago for a couple of days, but it was different than this one. This one has black feet, but an orange beck with some black on its face. It is defiantly bigger than a Goose, yet I am not certain it is a Swan either. Can there be a cross bred between geese and swans? Click on the link below to see slideshow.