Pondering the Drought

April 2012
You might remember the sunbathing snappers from earlier this year. It was a gorgeous spring morning and Grady, Dakota, Little Man and Jack were all lazin' around like fat cows, enjoying the view.  Our pond was  still low from last year's drought, but not looking too bad. 

October 2012
I took the above shot this morning while I was walking. 
 Isn't that the saddest looking pond ever?  


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48 comments:

  1. i am afraid it reminds me of our pond last year. we were low to start off the year, but got down to less than 1/3 that still had water in it. i feel your pain and pray for rain!

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  2. Our ponds are just now refilling. It has taken several rains to restart the wet weather springs again.

    Too late for hay but it is good to know our ponds are regaining their standard levels.

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  3. Kinda Sad... I hate it when we have extreme drought around here. Right now though, we've had some rain lately... And since it's cooler now, MAYBE the trees will turn... Not much color here yet.

    Have a great weekend/week.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. Oh I feel so sorry for everyone still dealing with this drought. It started raining here and continues to rain every other day I do hope you all get it soon. I know it is to late, I truly know being a farmer myself but if the rains come now and maybe lots of snow next year WILL be better and we can all make it. B

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  5. so sad, sad for our horses and for you and also for all of us. this drought is effecting the whole USA not just the places that have it so bad. that first shot is so beautiful, i pray you will get rain that will bring it back.

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  6. Oh that does put it into perspective. The first picture is positively idyllic.

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  7. Belíssimas fotos!
    Apreciei especialmente a primeira.
    Abraço.

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  8. photos that tell a story....a big difference!

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  9. Well I do have to admit - it is sad looking. I hope for rain and change for you.

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  10. Oh dear! that is not a pretty thing to see, now is it. Thanks for your comments on my PINK post. It was fun to create.

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  11. looking rather thirsty... thats how it was here all summer, and now the rains have come, and keep coming.

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  12. YiKeS! It isn't that bad, here. That April shot is gorgeous, love the reflections!
    There's power in prayer! =)

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  13. We have the same sad story here in CO. We're hoping for a winter of snow to make up for a summer of low rain.

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  14. Oh, wow! I hope you have some rain soon. I do love the first shot, what a pretty scene. Have a great weekend!

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  15. Hi Terri, So sad to see the pond in this state.
    I hope you will enjoy the weekend.
    Mildred

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  16. Your April shot is so pretty! Sad how little rain so many of us has had this year. We are in need of rain and they say maybe we'll get some tomorrow. I hope we do and you, too!

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  17. Wow, that's a dramatic difference! We started the summer off with a drought and then got rain near the end of the season, but it was too late by then for many crops.

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  18. Drought is rough,hope you pick up a spot of rain soon.

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  20. The difference is so striking! Oh my goodness, I sure hope you all get some rain very soon. The horses grazing by the pond and the water reflection are so pretty! Hope you can capture that again.

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  21. That is sad! Hopefully fall and winter will be able to give you the moisture you need!

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  22. Oh dear that photo is sad Terri.

    I hope you get rainfall soon....

    Thanks for participating in Green Day at Rainrops and Daisies
    it was lovely having you take part as always.

    Wishing you a great weekend.

    Fiona

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  23. It is sad to see your pond in its current state. The drought has been devastating.

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  24. So many of the shallow ponds have dried up here as well. Rough summer!!

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  25. As much as I hate to say it we need a bad winter. We had practically no snow last winter, a couple timely spring rains and one good summer rain.

    It amazes me how wide spread this drought is. When I went to visit my folks in South Central NE the end of August the further south I drove the worse it looked. I have never seen the Sandhills look so brown.

    We have changed our calf marketing plan due to the drought and are hoping to hang on to the cows.

    At least Ranchers are optimists and we know it will rain next spring.

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  26. It's been such a horrid year. We are finally getting rain today! I am so hopeful that this drought will end and we'll get some moisture before winter arrives. The first picture is just beautiful!

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  27. Awwwwwww... It will fill up again in the spring :)
    Enjoy your Sunday!

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  28. Wow, what a difference! Love that lush scene from spring... Thank you so much Terri, for sharing on 'Weekly Top Shot #52,' my meme's first anniversary!

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  29. I love your first shot.

    Hopping by from Camera Critters.

    Dogs Territory
    Have an enjoyable weekend!

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  30. I'm so sorry about the drought. Those pictures really bring it home.

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  31. What a lovely scene and a very serene neighborhood. And i love your profile descriptions too!

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  32. oh that is sad - our creek are bone dry in our area!

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  33. The first shot is beautiful with the reflection in the water and the green grass. Hopefully you will get some rain to fill the pond back up or at least enough to keep it from going down anymore. It sure does make a difference when you have little rain. I have seen ours dry almost completely up in the past, but it did give us the opportunity to do a little maintenance on it. We made it a little deeper and wider and now it is a beautiful pond once again.

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  34. Lovely shots - but hope you get a big rainfall soon.

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  35. Oh my...that is too bad. We had a great rainy season this year...actually still trying to recover from the flooding from Tropical Storm Debbie.

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  36. Drought affect us in so many ways.

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  37. What a change from last year....hope the fall weather brings you lots of rain to replenish you pond

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  38. nice place ; the reflection of the horse is inspiring... I like the presentation of this post, with pictures of the same place at two different moments.

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  39. We have a second pond alongside our larger one and it's bone dry.

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  40. So sorry. Our water levels are much lower here also.

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  41. It's just temporary...I hope :(

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  42. It was a terrible summer here in western NY and I hope that things improve for your area. I also want to thank you so much for your kind comments regarding my Mother's illness. The last 6 weeks has been so challenging and I am hoping for her peaceful passing soon in Hospice...thank you again..Michelle

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