Photographic Proof of a Sunny Morning
We here in eastern North Carolina did rise to a sunny morning for the first time this week and I was so happy to see it that I went out on the back porch and took a picture of Floyd Pond.
Well, you can't see Floyd Pond right now because the woods are so lush with greenery that in order to see Floyd Pond you would have to go outside the fence (NO, Do Not Go Outside The Fence) to see it. You'll just have to take my word for it.
Floyd Pond has retreated a great deal over the last couple of weeks due to the reduction in rainfall we have been experiencing. There are even parts of the yard near the fence that it is safe to walk on now wearing flip-flops that a month ago would have seen such flimsy footwear sucked from your foot and lost to the mud forever. The first proof I had of this was when Ginger and Ace started coming back from their yard patrols without muddy feet.
The tree in the picture is a river birch. Now I don't know if this is true, because I am making it up and not going to bother researching it, but river birch may just have been the type of tree that Pocahontas's tribe used to make their canoes back in the good old days before the European invasion of this continent.
Then, again, maybe it wasn't.
Image Credit » DW Davis