…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menozplorer - big wet

As there was a lot of water in the creek, I wandered up the road to the park again (refer yesterday's post) to ascertain the status of the weir and the ducks.  The ducklings are all but full grown now and quite independent.  This one saw me well in advance and came up to greet me.

copyright Yamini Ali MacLean

It didn't pester or babble. Merely waddled up, did a circuit of me then waddled back down. Toward the water, it took a short flight, but I wasn't ready with the 'Nik' for that!!

The weir was now pretty much submerged.  Two weeks ago it was almost entirely visible on the trap side.  This is the next day, so I think that there must have been a really big wash over here during the storm!

copyright Yamini Ali MacLean

copyright Yamini Ali MacLean

Needless to say, the puddlings were in their element - literally!!

copyright Yamini Ali MacLean

Further up, there were heaps of dragon and may flies buzzing around.  I noted five different varieties.  Photographing those was an extreme challenge... keep watching for the results.  

Happy Weekend all!!!


  1. Help me out here. I'm only recently introduced to weirs. I encountered them in old stories and deduced they were a blocking of a waterway, but to trap fish.
    Recently I decided they were just dams. Nothing folkway magical at all.
    But you just said "trap side." Does that simply mean where the water is trapped? And the one in the picture is new to me. Are the slits just another sort of escapement to keep the level behind?
    Well, that's all. Thanks. Joanne

  2. How sweet of that duck to greet you. It must be the Welcoming Committee. I just read Lady Vicki's post. You stay safe in the wild weather you guys are having.

  3. Hari Om
    Joanne - what a great question!! It has prompted an idea for Sunday's post, do check that out.

    Taffy - storm was very nasty but now it's gone, and the sun is trying it's hardest!

  4. I do love ducks!!!! Wonderful.
    Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!


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