The Pond Is a Pond Again!

I stopped mowing for a few minutes this evening to make pictures.
I stopped mowing for a few minutes this evening to make pictures.
These foamy formations were abundant through the yard and pasture. About the size of an olive, they appeared on stems of plants about six inches off the ground. Does anyone know what they are?
These foamy formations were abundant through the yard and pasture. About the size of an olive, they appeared on stems of plants about six inches off the ground. Does anyone know what they are?

Readers might recall that the pond at the west end of our patch is very old and full of silt. Most summers it dries all the way out, and we place various junk on its flat bed to use as targets when shooting. But today, after more than five inches of rain (though I don’t know how much more because our rain gauge only measures up to five inches), the pond is as full as it’s been in at least ten years. Targets I placed on the far side of it are now under water.

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We are expecting more rain tomorrow and tomorrow night, and a panicky message on Facebook about it reiterated why I think social media is crap: “Ugh! More rain! We are under a flash flood warning from tomorrow through Thursday!” … with a screen shot from the National Weather Service that indisputably said, “flash flood watch.”

I stopped to photograph the pond this evening as I was mowing. I’m hoping to stay ahead of one of the greenest springs we’ve seen in a while. Next door neighbor Mike was doing the same, and we stopped to talk briefly about it, and about how sick Abby has been. I told him that she may be able to come home in the next day or two if she continues to improve. My readers know how relieved I am to be able to deliver this news.

As you can see, the pond is a pond again, thanks to abundant rain.
As you can see, the pond is a pond again, thanks to abundant rain.
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3 Comments

  1. The property looks inviting and is stirring my yearning for another visit to the native land! As fair as the rain goes, I totally share your opinion of enjoying the glory of the rain without consternation. It is a sight to behold and I wish the same for our other drought-stricken areas of the country and world.

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  2. Well, you just solved a lifelong mystery for me. We used to see those spittle-things on grass all the time when I was a child. A friend told me there it was from a “spitting snake” — I never believed this. (I see that the Wikipedia article mentioned “snakespit”.)

    I always did wonder about it, but never had a really good reason to look it up. (And people of my generation and older are notoriously likely to forget we can “just google it”. :-)

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