Saturday, February 27, 2010
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.
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?
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.