We've noticed that Mama Duck stays further away from her five babies... I guess she is getting ready to release them; they are bigger than she is!
Summer is so close to being over. I will miss all our little friends from nature. I hope they will remember us next year...
So, anyhow, we were sitting in the water in our beach chairs, when we noticed a bizarre occurence. Moshe and I both saw it at the same time... the waves on the beach started going backwards. This continued for about a minute, maybe two... Neither of us had ever seen such a thing before. Moshe spoke
what I was thinking - earthquake.
Well, so far as I know, nobody here in our little mountain town felt the earth move or heard their china rattling... Nevertheless, I looked on an Internet site which traces earthquake activity, and there was an earthquake on the New Madrid Fault within minutes prior to our experience. Wow!
What we experienced is called a seiche - an oscillation of a body of water caused by the movement of the ground or underground from an earthquake.
The photo to the right is of the part of the beach where we saw the backwards waves. Absolutely
fascinating to see such an unusual sight, but, I think it's enough earthquake activity for me!!!
Shalom Y'all, Twyla