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Post by PietFrancke » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:50 am

all was well,
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and then high tide came in and kept me from mowing the back yard
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and the clouds looked strange
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and it rained a lot
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the governer said leave! So we left and passed our prehistoric neighbor on the way out
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Post by PietFrancke » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:55 am

today, at last we made it back home. Everything was fine, but a mouse had found my camera bean-bag (made with sunflower seeds) and my work desk was a mess. I can live with that home invasion. I also went to the loft above the garage, and our Pet - that we had left behind, looked like he was doing fine snoozing under the window sill...
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But the best news. I mowed the front lawn and the fly season is over, now I will be able to take good long walks with my dog again.

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Post by minniev » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:18 am

Thank you for this nice series of windows into your gentle world. The threat these ever-worsening storms pose to beautiful places like yours is pretty scary stuff. I know you and all the creatures you share it with breathed a sigh of relief that you had no worse troubles than a mouse picnic.

We are all relieved to know the resident poet and his family are OK.
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Post by Psjunkie » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:24 am

Good to hear you are able to be home....I would have never thought that water picture of the loch nessie was clouds looking strange....

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Post by PietFrancke » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:11 am

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Good to hear you are able to be home....I would have never thought that water picture of the loch nessie was clouds looking strange....
Thanks Frank, it is good to be back, but while in WV - we got a bunch of good hard work done. I almost have my broken tractor running again!

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Post by Psjunkie » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:14 am

Well where's the documentary shots of that......??

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Post by PietFrancke » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:18 am

minniev wrote:
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Thank you for this nice series of windows into your gentle world. The threat these ever-worsening storms pose to beautiful places like yours is pretty scary stuff. I know you and all the creatures you share it with breathed a sigh of relief that you had no worse troubles than a mouse picnic.

We are all relieved to know the resident poet and his family are OK.
Luck - we were lucky, others are not so lucky...

My niece had seen a (viral) broadcast where the reporter was weaving and struggling and then two people calmly walked behind him... her reaction was - Fake News - the storms are no worse than they used to be. I think we are living in very strange, and very sad times.

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Post by PietFrancke » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:22 am

Psjunkie wrote:
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Well where's the documentary shots of that......??
I know... I am ashamed of my rusty Chinese tractor. But love it when I get it running. It was starved for fuel and we finally figured out that it was clogged going into the sediment capture filter thing. But the threads broke when we were taking it out of the tank... Will have to either do the tap and die thing or buy a new tank (which might be better anyway). Have to see what I end up doing.

But you are correct, nothing like greasy old parts for cool camera shots!

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Post by PietFrancke » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:50 pm

looking at the tricycle was East, now we are looking West towards Guard Shore on the Chesapeake Bay. The lawn in the foreground is where the fish were jumping when it flooded at high tide.

When the flies aren't active (the next six months) we ride our bikes to Guard Shore - it is a three mile or so round trip.
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And here we have a snap of the narrow strip of land called Guard Shore. About three weeks ago, a small sick cat was found at the rocks that jut into the water (deep into the image). The cat was tested for rabies and the results were positive resulting in the cat's destruction and a visit from animal control giving us a warning. Probably the cat was dropped off at this beach - but how it got rabies is a mystery. Likely from a racoon I would guess, though I have never seen racoons in the area.

The situation adds stress and soul searching when we take our dog for a walk, but she is up on her shots and now she will be kept on a leash. She doesn't care for this water - back home, she loves splashing in a river, but last winter she jumped into the water here and put her mouth down for a drink and sharply pulled back with an ugly face - she doesn't like the taste of salt I am guessing.
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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:02 am

Some really dramatic clouds in #1, luv em

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