Our 'dry' ditch...
Our "Tree Field", an acre that once was cropland. When we arrived here in the valley, we planted a stand of soft maples that has served as shade and rough pasture for the ponies. I walked straight ahead through 4" of watery slush, almost (and what turned out to be) too much for my snow boots. Driveway is on the right, the valley's drainage ditch on my left.
The snow (ice) dams not strong enough to hold back the flowing water.
The rain and snow pellets were soaking through my jacket, the water was slowly seeping into my boots but it was still hypnotic to stand here, watching and listening to the flow.
Note the leaned fence post on the end of the orange; we had some big winds before the ground was frozen. The orange netting truly acts as a sail. The winter fence did serve its purpose however. There is a huge pile of snow on this side of it.
I'm standing about 10 feet from where the car was stuck the other day....again, the visible water drains from our hills, the valley's water is (so far) contained in the ditch where the trees are. The two converge just to the right of the image.
A good day to brew some tea and read a book.....more on that book in my next Post.