Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Perseverance ! ...

On route 9N between Elizabethtown and Keene is an area commonly called “the height of ground.” Streams rising in this area fall away to the west and flow into Keene Valley, and to the east into the Pleasant Valley. Decades ago only a handful of houses were in this higher elevation. The following picture was taken yesterday from the spot where a house once stood. Wildflowers cover the ground there now. Behind the old house was once a beaver dam and pond….now only a memory.
Common Pinks...After many times of rebuilding their dam after highway crews or local landowners would break it open the beaver have relocated to a spot on the eastern end of the high area.

Now they have a beautiful dam and pond to call home far away from the existing houses. In the heat of mid-day only a few bull frogs, crickets and blue jays could be heard.
The beaver give us a lesson in perseverance…

3 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Well, now isn't that beautiful!!? That's exactly the way I love to see the world! If I want to live in this spot, I'd rather put up a nice little rustic log cabin without the electricity and yes even the computers and live off the land and learn to exist with the Beavers...... what an ideal spot! Beautiful photos, Cedar!
Thanks for the kind words on my Bee and poppy post! =)

Cedar ... said...

Thank you Michele,... yes, living in the woods is certainly a peaceful, although difficult at times life. A lot of people are beginning to "live off the grid".. I guess we think alike!

montucky said...

What a pretty place that is! It's good to know the beavers found a good location. I always love to see them and their creations.