Tuesday, April 17, 2007

what a difference a nor easter makes

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Even the spiders seek the higher ground when the water rises. Luckily for this one, he was on the catch and release plan, and had an escort to the woodpile early this morning.

I have added a link to my sidebar, at the top, where I can review the river levels.

Look at what a difference a storm makes in the river's mood...

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6 comments:

wyldthang said...

HI! Isn't it cool, (when you are safe ;0)) to see nature in action? That's a neat spider too--they don't get so big around here(at least I haven't seen one...)

Judith said...

I've been thinking of you and your river. Our wetlands are overflowing and the frogs who had been singing are quiet the past few days. What a handsome/beautiful spider that is! I must say, I am always afraid of finding a spider like that one in my woodpile. Neat how you can check your river levels--as important as checking the tide! Stay warm & dry!

jj said...

WHat spider is that? Beautiful, looks a lot like an orchid I have. Still raining here. Just today, I see green that isn't moss. I keep the PA river levels up from time to time. We used to kayak the West Branch.

cyndy said...

Celeste- watching nature in action...one of my favorite things to do!

Judith- I was wondering how you were doing in the nor easter too! And better he live in the woodpile than in my house!!

JJ- The spider is Tegenaria domestica...or we call it Barn Spider. They can get pretty big, that one is small to average sized, so he is a "youngin.." and probably a male looking for a mate...the females spend most of their time in a web...and they can live for several years. They can bite, but I don't think they can do you any harm unless you are extremely sensitive to them.

We see kayaks most all summer long on the river...the parade has already started!

Judy said...

IF (big IF) I had the guts to pick that up, I would have stopped off at the chicken coop before the woodpile! I would not want a chance of him coming back in. Yes they are beautiful and beneficial but uggggg!

Dawn said...

Your nor'easter has arrived here and has stuck around to visit a bit.

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