I was standing close to the back of the water curve, between the two trees, pictured in the photo below, to take some of the “Rainy Day Walk” photos.
There was no light rain to keep the skeets away, yesterday evening, while I was snapping photos. With all of the high water, those little whiners are quite happy, so are the crawdads. If I want the light to reflect across the water’s surface I have to wait until early evening. Earlier in the day the light is not right, the water under the trees appears only as darkness. I suspect that someone informed the mosquitoes ahead of time.
I saw the wake of something BIG swim away, but I didn’t see what it was.
Whenever the floods go down, the land is different. 15 years ago there was a deep ravine and a high sandy dry place beside it, in front of where the swing is pictured, that was the shortest route to walk to a sandy swimming beach with nice willows for sitting in to picnic. It was about 1/4 mile to the river. That changed, and changes again every year. By observing the still appearing surface you cannot tell that some places are 20 ft., and more, deep, and some are only 2 ft. The current is also not apparent on the placid surface, but follows the unknown, changing contours of the hidden muddy ground .
Crawdad Hole – DOC WATSON