Monday, May 10, 2010


I have been given a few days reprieve from gallery duty and have been trying to get caught up on my picture framing and will for the next day too. I have been trying to get a photograph of this guy[gal]who has taken up residence on the big pond at the bridge to my house. I finally got a picture last evening. Will have to try more a little later this evening but it is snowing huge flakes right now and very wet out there.
I'm afraid this fellow may not last too long as most folks in the neigborhood don't like beavers and as soon as they notice one around they call in a trapper. I chicken wire all my trees up and figure if they cut the willows it simply lets them grow back in thicker than ever. We really enjoy going down to the bridge on moonlit nights and watch them going about their business. They are so industrious and real artists at what they do. I even a few years back wired up my immediate neighbors trees on my own but to no avail. People? Sure glad I ain't one?

6 comments:

debwardart said...

Looks just like the one on our lake! We've never been able to catch them working, tho - just see the results in the fact that there are no more small trees on the edges of the lake! Have fun framing (the bane of our existence!!!)

Christine said...

O, I hope this little guy will make it, and be left alone. Nice shot. thanks for sharing it!

Crystal Cook said...

That's so sad about the beavers. It's too bad people can't make changes in their own life, to help the animals that were there first.

But I love that picture, it's so cute :)

Brenda said...

You are so lucky to have this critter in your pond. Isn't he just amazing! Nothing compares to the wonders of nature!!

AutumnLeaves said...

I agree with your sentiments on this little fellow, Gary. Hope he makes it just fine.

Teresa said...

Sounds like you live in such an interesting and beautiful place. Beavers and snow.... sounds great to me (though you're probably ready to see some sun and warm weather!). Our temperature high for this Friday is forecast to be 93.... I'm moving somewhere cooler!