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Category Archives: Photos
Building #1 rep Jim Pence put on his Master of Ceremonies and Programming Extraordinaire hat yesterday and with his wife Liz, hosted the 1st annual Building #1 summer potluck in their backyard. I weaseled an invitation for me and Robbie … Continue reading
Normally, the storm water pond in Hidden Valley Park looks like the photo on the left. Last night, after 6 inches of rain, it was full and slightly overflowing in spots, much higher than the previous high mark since we’ve … Continue reading
VPTA resident Cheryl Backstrom wrote via email: Griff, on May 14, John and I enjoyed the “Make Way for Ducklings” parade across our backyard. 12 of them followed momma mallard.
We had a great turnout for our VPTA annual meeting on May 8 at the NCRC building. See the large slideshow of 31 photos (recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:
On Friday, May 13th I got this note from Earlyne and Gene alerting me to the baby ducks spotted on the pond. We have all been waiting for the first sighting but none of us expected this. Hi-In case you … Continue reading
I thought I would put together a group of photos I have been able to get of several birds visiting me this year. These are the times I wish I had a better camera and lenses. If you have pictures, … Continue reading
I just about had a heart attack on Friday when this small hawk hit the windows in our living room. I have taken some precautions to make sure this doesn’t happen by putting stickers on all the surfaces of the … Continue reading
Several inches of rain in the past two days have filled Hidden Valley Pond to the highest we’ve ever seen it… to the top of the stormwater pipe.
With permission from the City of Northfield, a group of local lumberjacks took down the decaying Willow tree at the foot of the stormwater pipe at the southwest corner of the pond this week.
Blue sky, spectacular clouds, a gorgeous pond. Are we lucky or what?
As Robbie wrote back in June, The City has contracted with Barr Engineering to help the city develop a prioritization of stormwater ponds in need to dredging and other rehabilitation work to improve management of surface runoff. A guy from … Continue reading
At about 9 am on Sunday, I saw this deer trot across Hidden Valley Dr. at Peterson Dr. and head into Hidden Valley Park, startling a couple who were walking their dogs.
The big storms bypassed us on Thursday night, but they left behind another gorgeous sunset:
Our neighbor’s honeylocust tree is at it’s spectacular best right now because it’s as much yellow as it is green.