Wednesday, August 29, 2012

ABC Wednesday - G is for Gnawed



 a tree stumped gnawed by a beaver



If you look closely, you can see all the teeth marks.

I could not believe the size of this stump.

The beaver did a tremendous job with his gnawing to bringing it down.

He must have worked on it for months - after all, he had all winter to do it.

You can also see the shavings he left behind on the ground .

It is easy to see where the saying "Busy as a Beaver" comes from.

And from the size of those teeth marks, I was glad that we didn't run into him!




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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

ABC Wednesday - E is for Estuary


ABC Wednesday - E is for Estuary




The Great Bay Estuary is one of the largest estuaries along the Atlantic Coast.

It is broken apart into two areas - Little Bay and Great Bay.

This image was taken where Little Bay ends, and Great Bay begins.

Home to over 162 species of birds, fish, and plants, the estuary was once the commerce hub of many seacoast towns.

Pollution ended many of these activities in the mid 1900's.

Great Bay has a very dramatic tidal range - over 50% of the bay is exposed at low tide.

The tide was over 1/2 way in in the above image.











Wednesday, August 1, 2012

ABC Wednesday - C is for Cannon

ABC Wednesday - C is for Cannon




This cannon sits at an old fort that is at the entrance to the harbor in Kittery Maine.


It is located at Fort McClary, which was built back in 1715.


This old beast of a weapon now sits behind a grassy bank, no longer aiming down the river it once protected.


The front of it has been filled with  concrete - perhaps to keep out the youngsters small enough to crawl inside it .


This cannon is quite large and very heavy - I wouldn't have wanted to be the one to set it off in time of war - it must have had one heck of a kick-back!





This is the eleventh round of ABC Wednesday. If you would like to join in please visit this site for the details.








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