One of those palm fronds fell down upon the birdbath and knocked one of the gnomes to the ground! Fortunately, the gnome was not damaged. The rim of the birdbath, which is thick plastic, was fractured.
I went to the Mission Dam again today to get a geocache for the first day of March, and to check on the water at the dam. Found the cache OK, and took a bunch of pictures.
Some kind of ducks today.
Water over the dam.
You need an overhead shot mapping the photo locations, don't yah?
I walked across this yesterday, now it is a duck pond.
More of the duck pond. The water was quite a bit lower yesterday, and I could walk across the rocks that are under water.
There, that provides a context for the other pics.
Looking back across the "duck pond", which the ducks are not in yet.
Looking down at the steel bridge from the trail/bike path above.
Yes, a couple of guys are out with their RC cars today!
A duck crossing over to the duck pond.
And he's over!
Not the same duck, but it's the same duck pond.
Under the steel bridge.
No, it's not the same picture. It's ALMOST the same picture.
It was rainy and wet and cool when I started out. By the time I headed back it was warm enough that people were in the shirt sleeves, and I was pretty warm in my Columbia jacket with liner.
And now as I'm finishing up here, several hours later, it looks like the clouds are moving back in for more rain.