Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sandy Visits Our Pond

A mix of photos taken around Lake Kittamaqundi between Tuesday, October 30, and today, Sunday, November 4. Hurricane or Tropical Storm Sandy blew through the area the night before Tuesday. A walk along the lake gave a view of the Little Patuxent River, which runs parallel to the lake, bursting its banks and cascading into the lake all along the shore of the northern half. It almost washed out the construction work road currently running along that side (topmost photo, showing the Gehry building and the Sheraton on the other side; latticework in the road was not visible before). The next two photos compare the same section of the lake, showing the river flooding into the lake on Tuesday and the silt-covered shore of the lake today, along with a nicely timed heron in flight. That heron could tell its own story about the storm, and I might get more photos of it onto the blog later. The photo of the great egret (still not migrating after all this?) also shows the flooded peninsulas on Tuesday. Saturday, the woods around the northern half were alive with birds, and I managed a shot of two of a small flock of bluebirds. hocoblogs@@@

From earlier in October: A particularly blazing maple in our neighborhood. That tree is bare now, but Sandy hasn't washed away all of the fall colors.

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