Right now I'm wishing for SNOW. We're dry, dry, dry, and yesterday's trip to the mountains made it perfectly clear that we're in serious trouble around here.
So, if you're interested, go to weather.com and look at Colorado's forecast for tomorrow. Keep in mind, that it was 74 degrees F. here on Saturday!!
Now, the fun stuff. Yesterday, we did lots of things, but one of the things we did was visit the beavers of Estes Park. They are fascinating. A little destructive....but fun to watch. What engineers they are!!
|This is the area approaching the beaver dams.|
|this rail was recently installed to just 'warn' people to keep their distance|
|as you can see, there aren't many trees left in this area!|
|Here's one of the dams. Look closely, or click on picture to enlarge; you can see how the water is all backed up. This is Fish Creek.|
|There's a good side shot of one of the dams|
|There are DOZENS of dams along this stretch of the creek.|
|They don't waste a thing, either. They eat all the bark and use all the wood|
|And they create a 'lumber yard' of sorts for their building, leaving chewed and 'beaver-shaped' stumps where they've chewed down trees. |
AND, in case you're interested, here's an amazing video of their work!!
Love you all...thank you for stopping by!!!!!!
Pray for SNOW!!!
Yes, even in APRIL!