Sunday, May 21, 2017
On Grimmwood Pond
This picture was taken one afternoon as I was sitting on the porch. If you look closely across the pond, you will see a Catalpa tree in bloom. Actually there are three of them blooming right now. In the south they may also be called Catawba trees. Years ago men planted these trees by ponds and lakes as they attract a caterpillar that is prized fishing lure. We have seen lots of wildlife around us at Grimmwood. I need to start a nature diary to keep there. One night we were sitting on the porch at dusk along with Leta and Bruce, when a big bird flew into a tree near the porch. We thought it was an owl but when it flew out, it was a stork. Leta said that a stork built a nest in one of those trees several years ago and she has some pictures of it. We saw two snakes swimming across the pond one afternoon. Supposedly, this summer will be a bad one for snakes!! I have to admit they are not my favorite of the wild life in North Georgia.
Well it is almost time for my nap!! I will play catch up on reading blogs this afternoon.