Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Watery Wednesday ~ 19 and Nature Notes The Dams are Alive...

With the good late spring rains we have been having
this year our dams are alive with the sound of music,
the concert of frogs from all sides, the dam in the park
and the wild wood in particular and the garden and
paddocks all around us, has been almost deafening...
especially at night.



These are just a few pictures of the dam in the wild wood.
Apart from dragonflies and a pair of waterfowl, the shallows
everyshere were covered in frogspawn.



From the voices alone there were for or five species
we heard calling,



The spawn was laid in sheets and trails and mounds,
do click on the photos to see the details. The one below
has little black dots of tadpole embryos.



A view of part of the dam as I walked around it.



It is always a joy to walk on the land and discover once
more the small pleasures it offers and a delight to see it
come to life again after such a long drought.

Click the Logo and enjoy more life giving water.

Thanks to 2sweetnsaxy we can all jon in to this fun meme.
Thanks to Michell at Rambling Woods see the weekly changes in our world.

39 comments:

  1. Oh Arija..what good news and how green and healthy everything looks. Listen to some frogs for me and walk among the butterflies.....Michelle

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  2. Lovely, breathtaking shots, Arija! I love the one of the pond! What a lovely place to walk!

    Have a great day!

    Sylvia

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  3. Praise God for the water.Water is life,as you have told.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  4. I love the lush green grass shots. I remember all the frogs singing last Spring.Sometimes at night it's deafening.
    Have a wonderful day.
    B.

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  5. That last image has a lovely reflection!
    I love the air after a nice rain.

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  6. It was nice of you to add a link from Nature Notes...Thank you.. Michelle

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  7. i love this post! reminds me of my childhood---exploring my grandfather's place, my discovery of small insects and appreciation of nature.

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  8. I would say you created poetry in words and photos!

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  9. Hi there Arija
    I have really enjoyed the last two postings...

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  10. My favorite is the one with dragonfly and with the reflection in pond.Great images.

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  11. Beautiful!
    I'm glad everything recovered from the drought!
    It all looks so lush and green:)

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  12. Amazing how everything can green up so quickly with just a little regular rain! Lovely photos!

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  13. Lovely photos of a wonderful nature spot. I love the dragonfly photo.

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  14. Looks like you have plenty of water, so no drought?

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  15. Lovely presentation of the spring!

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  16. only today I posted my link to WATERy...
    Dear, I feel very itneresting the breatktaking shots...
    havea nice day, Arija
    http://graceolsson.com/blog/2009/10/precisamos-de-pontes-maite/

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  17. I'm so glad you are getting rain! Hooray!

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  18. Great post and photos. Reminds me of my childhood when I was so intriqued by tadpoles and how they evolved.

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  19. How nice to see them all green! Tadpoles shows that there's more life coming ahead.

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  20. I love dragonflies even as a kid. I'd catch them sometimes but I do release them after a few minutes. :)

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  21. Beautiful, I do hope you get more rain and that the land can be restored.
    I just finished reading the April National Geographic article about your drought and my heart aches for those who have seen their lifes work turned to dust.

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  22. The flying dragonfly makes an amazing picture!! And the last is just so calming. We have a long way to go until spring on this side of the world :(

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  23. Lovely to read of Spring happenings Arija. Did you know that an old name for the dragonfly was "the devil's darning needle"? One of my favourite authors, Ronald Blythe, says they zoom along like damaged helicopters.

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  24. How I wish I had that view out my backdoor......you are really blessed, but you know that because you record all the wonderful things and share them!

    XXOO!!!
    Anne

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  25. hihi, at first I thought you were joking. Tehn I realised you are in Australia. And you have spring. Here all dragonflies are gone. Fall is almost turning to winter. :(

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  26. Hi Arija. What beautiful pictures and good news. I'm so happy I found your blog (through WW meme).

    On our blog, you commented on Oregon's public beaches; I wanted to let you know that it was very hard for us when we realized as we traveled that most states do not have such easy public access to the beaches. it was a great law that ORegon got passed all those years ago.

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  27. I'm glad the dam is full again, it makes for a beautiful picture. We also have little frogs that can get quite loud at times.

    Be well, Arija

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  28. I can imagine the rushing sound of the water ... how lovely and soothing. Great photos. Carol

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  29. Hi Arija, this post brings back a lot of memories from back home, esp the frogs croaks and the tadpoles! I am glad the dam is full. It is raining here and very gloomy, and people living close to the recent brush fire area are getting ready from soil erosion.

    Just what nature is all about.

    Have a great day!

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  30. It is such fun to see spring photos from your part of the world, with autumn in full glory here. Thank you for taking us along on your walk and sharing the beauty.

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  31. Those are wonderful shots and I can hear the sounds you brought it all so alive with this post.

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  32. I know I was by here yesterday and thought I left a comment but I guess I didn't.
    It is good news to here you've had the rains and life is springing forth.
    I love the reflection in the last shot.

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  33. I enjoyed these photos very much. Thank you for stopping by my place, too. I'm glad the dams are alive.

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