Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Rainy fall...

Wow. We've been having quite a bit of rain: yesterday 14 mm, and it is raining today. There were thunderboomers, again, and power outages across the province. We escaped. We had power, although we did have to reset the clocks.

I'm glad I was out and about the previous day. The goldfish pond is full, which is a shame, because once my new aquarium filter pump arrives (Friday?), I'll have to bring fishies in. That means draining it a bit at a time, as there is always one stubborn fish. Eleven fish, I have to remember...

I found that the bugs are still on the milkweed, despite the leaves being stripped by monarch caterpillars and milkweed bugs. It was quite a meeting!

I wanted to liberate a stump from the forest. It's a tree that grew on a 'nanny tree,' and the curve in the trunk reflected that. The birch tree is still standing, but as the stump rots the support for the other trees is gone. The photos are from March, 2019.
I found meself on the trailcam bringing it back.
The trick was to chop off the rest of the tree branches with the reciprocal saw, which I did. Then I could lift it. I popped it in a garden, it looks rather cool.

While I was at it, I took the wagon down to lot #3 to liberate some rocks from the forest. Whilst there, I found a total of three red efts.

In case you are wondering, I did not pick them up. (My hands were clean.) I covered them back up carefully. However, an archive photo, a red eft:
The eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) is a common newt of eastern North America. The red eft (juvenile) stage is a bright orangish-red in color, with darker red spots outlined in black.
a red eft
I brought this triangular-shaped rock back to the garden. The rocks shift as trees grow around it. 

Yay, fall.


Anvilcloud said...

We had a very brief power disruption too.

Nancy J said...

Love the walk through your garden, fall colours are always so beautiful.

William Kendall said...

You've certainly been quite busy!

Christine said...

Neat red eft!

Hootin' Anni said...

A lot of hard labor for you these days. But the beauty is worth it! Happy Fall.

Ps...why do you have to drain the goldfish pond before taking them into your new aquarium? Just curious.

Jenn Jilks said...

Good question, Annie. I have to do it in order to catch them! They are slippery critters! They are great at hiding, too.

Lowcarb team member said...

Don't think I've seen a red eft before!
I do like your fall flag.

All the best Jan