The Big Ditch:
Taken last year.
In it's glory.
In January, 2016.
Home to herons, ducks, and frogs... and... turtles.
This week, September 1.
Half of it was gone.
This morning, on my way to church.
I was horrified. I knew it was coming, but I was still horrified.
A neighbor pulled up as I was taking pictures... and we talked for a while.
I think the man I spoke with months ago alluded to the Corps of Engineers... but
was not working for them. A seed company owns the land there, and filled in the
big ditch, which was just that, a big runoff ditch.
The neighbor with whom I spoke is afraid now that everything is leveled, the water will run off
onto his side of the road. We both hoped the turtles got through the intake pipe, under the road, and to the opposite side where there is still a pool of water.
The neighbor is worried about the long-term implications.
My question is, if it was not Corps of Engineers, why were they building
the cross vanes in Stranger Creek?
There were two men running big earth movers... compare this picture to the one at the top.
The man running the bulldozer never acknowledged us.
I had to get to church, so said goodbye to the neighbor. He stood and watched the
bulldozer as I pulled away.
There is a berm of sorts along the road... but I, too, wonder what it will do to the
I feel so badly for the animals and reptiles.
And the birds!