Sunday, December 21, 2014

Busy Beaver


Let's take a walk on this Winter Solstice day to look for a beaver dam.  

The guys are always walking ahead of me, as I am always trying to photograph everything and lagging behind.  



Our destination lies out yonder, as Grannie would say, past the green and at the line of tall trees. 




Finally at the creek, the quiet and stillness of winter is everywhere.  



The beavers are everywhere as well.  They have formed quite the dam.  In years past I have spied their lodge, but not today.  


Their evidence could be found all along our walk.  






"Beavers do better work than the Corps of Engineers."  

Mike Todd 



31 comments:

  1. It's so nice for me to see a watery post. Beautiful woods and, like you, I always lag behind too, taking pictures.

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  2. Happy Winter Solstice, loved the walk. Winter Blessings Francine.

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  3. Beavers are indeed amazing. I know a park ranger who has tried to stop beavers from building a dam on a creek...and so far the ranger is losing the battle.

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  4. I love your first picture, because that's exactly how it works in our family. I always tell them I'll catch up. Great pictures!

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  5. Interesting. Is everyone just out there to look at it, or were you going to remove the dam?

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  6. Perhaps someday you will see the beavers and show us them.

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  7. Beautiful walk and scenery Michelle.
    . . . . and fascinating about the beavers.

    I expect you have been beavering away for Christmas preparations.

    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas and a Happy 2015

    Eddie . . . :)

    I have been away from Blogland for a while but hope to return soon.

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  8. I'd forgotten that today was the first day of winter. Nice country out your way! -Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  9. Busy little guys. Nice photos.

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  10. Your property is beautiful! Love the beaver dam.

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  11. Did you know Oregon's state animal is the Beaver? I LOVED seeing your dam and know that those little furry guys are alive and well in your countryside. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. I love to go for walks in the woods...never know what you will see. Merry Christmas to you and your fellas!

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  13. Beavers are such amazing creatures. Lovely photos!

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  14. There aren't any beavers where we live. So, when we visit places that have them and get to see their dams, I'm amazed at what the do! It would be interesting to watch them work.

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  15. Oh I love the beavers My Hero not so much they flood his fields:) Merry Christmas. Hug B

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  16. I have never seen a real dam made by beavers...

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  17. I like the non-iconic winter scenes like these. Grays and dull browns often get bad raps. Great coloring here. The relentless grays.

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  18. Interesting to see the work of the beavers. I usually end up lagging behind on walks as well thanks to my camera. It must be a common problem for photographers ;).

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  19. I love beavers, and wish I could see several at work, but they are so wary. Beautiful woodland scenes.

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  20. Lovely pictures... Could you send the beavers this way so they could help me with my bedroom window?

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  21. I Wish You a Merry Christmas - Kyllimarjaana

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  22. i wonder how this winter will be? snow or what? i can't wait to see. i am hoping for a gorgeous snow storm. but i know plenty who would think i am totally nuts. oh well a girl can dream. right??! ( :

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  23. Ah I love beavers, thank goodness they aren't extinct! Lucky you to have them so close!

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  24. Fascinating stuff. I have never seen a beaver - or even evidence of them - in the wild. They were hunted for their fur and became extinct in Britain centuries ago. However, in recent years some have been introduced into the wild and are surviving - though I also know they cause problems too. Anyway, what a great object for a pleasant walk!

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