I was at the spillway on Sunday, when the bottom fell out of the sky. It started pouring rain (photo above) so I headed out. When I got to the dam, I could see it was still raining hard on the spillway side of the lake, but it was dry and sunny on the other side. It was really beautiful (the picture below doesn’t do it justice).
September 9, 2018 – Lake Tamarack as seen from the dam
When I arrived at the spillway area on Wednesday afternoon, shortly after 5:00, the place was empty…no people, no dogs. I was taking pictures of some birds when I heard a vehicle cross the spillway, and I snapped the photo, shown above, of a Public Safety vehicle going by. I guess that Public Safety is patrolling to make sure the new off leash dog hours are followed.
September 5, 2018 – New Spillway Rules Sign
September 5, 2018 – at the spillway, just after 5:00
Yesterday in Bent Tree (click photos below to zoom):
September 5, 2018 – hummingbird on pokeweed in Bent Tree
September 5, 2018 – hummingbird on pokeweed in Bent Tree (click photo to zoom)
I had the song “Polk Salad Annie” running through my head while watching the tiny hummingbird. Polk salad (aka poke sallet) is made from the leaves of pokeweed. Here’s an old video of Tony Joe White singing Polk Salad Annie that I found on YouTube:
Some years there are no changes to the Rule & Regs, other years there are lots of changes. The Board policy (as stated in the Rules & Regs) is that residents and property owners will be notified of any changes in a regular issue of the echo and on the official website.