I'm so happy to say that this is a small pond just a few blocks from my home, and not the Red River by Fargo and East Grand Forks where they are building dikes and sandbagging and some are being evacuated from their homes. However, I have filled a lot of sandbags in my day. There was a flood in the late 70's when we were stationed up there, and we worked alongside the folks in town, filling and slinging sandbags. Hard work.
Have you ever seen such a fatty?
His friend up in the tree isn't quite as plump!
And look what I found! GREEN! It's coming, folks, spring is coming!
All the ice is gone from the big pond. I saw a couple of ducks down at the far end of the pond.
And saw this fat creature along the muddy bank.