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What happened to the birds during the flood, I can’t say. But after the most serious flooding had passed, these were some of the sights.
Downtown view one day after the heaviest rain:
The Glenmore Reservoir, two days after. Yes, that’s where our drinking water comes from. The heavy silts in the water made a peculiar sunset scene. You can see the muddy water in the foreground:
Due to flooding, the Weaselhead Natural Area was closed for some time. Two weeks after, I went to survey the aftermath:
From the mud on this bench, you can see how high the water came up to:
Among the rubbles of dead trees and debris, what I found amazed me. Do you see what I see? Look, right in the middle:
Not just one or two, but half a dozen Cedar Waxwings frolicking among the ruins:
A closer look at the beautiful silky plumage:
Not just the Waxwings, hoards of Cliff Swallows joined in the natural chorus. But they were too fast for me to capture on camera. I could manage just a few shots. In most of the photos they came out too small and blurry:
Lots of Wild Roses among muddy leaves. See the bud?
Berries too, red defying brown:
And this little guy came out to greet me on the flood-swept path now dried:
As I was leaving the area, a Small Blue butterfly ensured me…
Life goes on.
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