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Through the end of February and into the middle of March, we had much rain.  The bogsy wood looked so scenic; I do wish these were year round ponds and puddles!

rainpuddlesbridge

water in the bogsy woods

water in the bogsy woods

Meanwhile, in the back yard of our neighbour’s home behind the tiny cottage where our friend J9 lived a lake formed, pretty but impractical.

j9's lake

J9’s lake

Of course, the weather gave us some days off which I put to good use doing flashbacks of the years 2008 and 2009 for this blog.

Lake J9

Lake J9 (our neighbour’s yard)

The photos above were all taken around March 12th-15th. Enough bad weather continued into March that I was able to reminisce about the year 2010 before work season hit full force.  I was fortunate to be home during the day on March 30th and to see the Port of Ilwaco backhoe operating on the “meander line” between our property and the port parking lot.  (I love the meander line and have chronicled it from one end to the other here.)  Steve of the Port kindly asked me just how I would like to have the ditch dug, and I said I would love a pond, even though it would be seasonal, so he made a nice wide spot right there.

skillful digging

skillful digging

As I returned to the house to get ready for work I again wished that the standing water remained all year, because look how pretty!

looking north from outside the south gate

looking north from outside the south gate

looking north from the bridge

looking north from the bridge

On the 8th of May I rejoiced in bluebells (scilla) in the bogsy wood, outside the fence: deer proof and a perfect spot for this sometimes annoyingly invasive bulb.

bluebell woods

bluebell woods

I tend to come across Scilla bulbs at work when people want to get rid of them, so I now have a perfect place to plant them.  If I may digress from water for a moment, they look beautiful against my neighbour’s house as well.

Nora's bluebellsBut back to the bogsy wood:  The seasonal pond continued to look grand on the 8th of May.

seasonal pond in Mary

seasonal pond in May

On June 18th, we still had water!  A client came over to visit and brought her young son back to see the bridge and the fairy doors in the woods.  He ran out to the water and pointed out something that I had not noticed: tadpoles!

the pond in June

the pond in June

with tadpoles!

with tadpoles!

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