Open wide!


The Concord River is open for business–wide open! Except for a few passing ice flows, the water is free and clear. And, unfortunately, getting higher.

I’m keeping a weathered eye on two rocks across from my beach. They’re my benchmarks for when to panic. In other words, when the river covers them, I panic.

Since the rock to the right is half underwater, now might be a good time to start panicking.

Since the rock to the right is half underwater, now might be a good time to start thinking of panicking.

Tonight is a rare blood moon, thanks to a lunar eclipse.

My photo of the blood moon from August, 2014.

My photo of the blood moon from October, 2014.

Typically an autumn occurrence, this blood moon has many people prophesying about the end of the world. Hmmm, maybe I’d better get those bib waders ASAP.

Since they don’t know the world might be ending soon, the ducks are doing their best to establish their territories. My yard is, once again, top on the most cherished breeding spots of the Concord River. I’m sure it has to do with the free snacks. Even a pair of geese have been checking out the property.


It’s okay if the geese stay, but they must wear diapers. Their poop makes a massive mess.

One pair of ducks, whom I have named Franny and Harry (after my beloved parents), have won the lottery and my property is their breeding location. Harry works hard to keep the other drakes away from the beach and Franny handles all the encroaching hens. It’s a full-time job. I’m not sure when they’ll find the time to nest.

Harry keeping watch while Franny chows down.

Harry keeping watch while Franny chows down.

Now of course, I could help out by not feeding the other ducks, but what would be the fun in that?

Before I sign off, allow me to take you back to last year when the snow was a distant memory and the spring peepers were peeping.

And, of course, no post would be complete without checking on the Ruby-throated hummingbirds.

They’re coming!!!!!

Blessed be 🙂




About tinthia

Wondering, searching, and wandering, I'm an earth witch with a desire to get it right in my lifetime. The flow of the river feeds my inner goddess and fuels my soul. Blessed be. :}
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6 Responses to Open wide!

  1. Kathy says:

    Happy Easter Cindy! Enjoy !!

  2. Priscilla says:

    No point worrying until the wall is underwater! Back on cape cod. I heard the peepers yesterday, spring is coming.

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Brandy says:

    Franny and Harry are much better names for the ducks than Chris and Brandy 🙂 Can not wait for your beautiful garden to bloom!

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