The first thing we saw was this huge Blue Heron. If you click on the picture below he is to the left of center hunkering down in the tall grass.
Here is part of the spillway below the dam.
We walked past a small farm that had a lot of old equipment stored to the back of the property. Click on the picture below and you'll see that the farmer named his old tractor - "Granny"!!
Here we are behind the dam. This part of the path leads to the reservoir above town. You can see that the spillway leading to the reservoir is dry - we aren't sure why at this time of the year. I thought it looked a little surreal with the bare concrete in amongst the beautiful landscape.
This is the marshy area directly behind the dam. We have had extraordinarily warm weather here - they say we are in an El Nino pattern. It's only February, yet you can see the color of buds beginning to sprout on the bushes and trees!
Finally, here is the view of the dam from the front. The only water coming through right now is to the far right below that boxy looking structure, but it's enough to fill up Mill Creek and keep it running swiftly!
I have been invited to a meeting of the local quilt guild tonight! I asked if picture-taking was allowed - and it is! So I hope to have a fun post for you next time!