Have you ever wondered why Californian's worry about water? This is the Fresno River in the summer.. Yes, that is a photo of me taking a photo of the river, and yes, I am standing in it. Willows and giant rocks have a special beauty also. But what do our wild animals, and beavers have to drink? Yes, we have beavers in Coarsegold.
The Fresno River is diverted on July 15th, to Merced,, or so the story goes. It was an arrangement done eons ago and they say it can not be changed. And the sad part is that they don't even let enough water continue down this way for the animals. This is a terrible situation. In one part of the state they are opening rivers, because they care about fish and not the farmers.. in other areas, the animals and fish be damned... Many of the neighbors try to move fish from one hole that is drying up to a larger hole.. it is great hunting for the Blue Heron, little fish all contained for them in a small body of water. Then that also dries up.
Politics just picks and chooses what they want to look at.. This water flows into Lake Hensley. When there is no water coming into it, naturally is gets lower also.. If there were more water in the Lake it could be used in case of emergency.. such as fire...
I don't usually get political,, but had to say my 2 cents regarding our animals and the condition of water in Calif.
Our wonderful rain is here.. This is our lower field, we put in additional fencing this year for the llama's to munch on more grass, and they have delighted in it.
The close area of water is usually where we cross to go to our "island", and now it really is an island. The far side is the main section of the Fresno River and we love it when there is water flowing. So good for the land, so very good for the wild animals.. The air smells so clean and we love the beautiful green colors. Have you really noticed how many different greens are showing at once? Nature is such a beautiful blend of greens and browns at this time of year..
I think this is one of my most favorite seasons... What is yours?
Sorry to be away so long. The beginning of the year is always hectic. Annual physicals, tax papers, shows to schedule, and pieces to work on in the studio.. although honestly did not get there that much.. And also a weeks quilting retreat, but more about that later.
Our daffodils are up and looking beautiful, I love Spring, on one hand the flowers are popping out, but so are the weeds, and they grow faster then the flowers..
Being a participant this year with One World One Heart also took me a ways from my personal blog world. It was so much fun to meet new bloggers and hopefully some will become good friends. We are of one world and lets keep our hearts joined in peace.
Congratulations Cheryl,( ArtsyFartsy).... you are to receive the Spirit Gourd Necklace... This One World One Heart has been such fun and I have met some wonderful creative people.. Hope to keep in touch with some of you over the years and help send the Love and Caring around the World..
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,