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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Welcome to Sumner- Part 4

Sumner is a tiny river village that is not on the way to anywhere unless your looking for the source of the Pine River. The river flanks the village on the west and a simple park occupies the floodplain. The playground there still has one of those suicidal merry-go-rounds where you grab hold of the bar and run like hell around the outside spinning it faster and faster until you fall off, your head reeling.

In Sumner the frogs are content with small village ways.

I don't see Sandhill Cranes by my house so this sighting was a nice treat. The pair moved away from me at a casual pace.

A Group of Cedar Waxwings Kept a sharp eye on me as I trudged upstream.

I think I just may come back to Sumner for the color tour in a few weeks.

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This video gives a look at the Pine River just north of the village where I saw the Cedar Waxwings. The song is a traditional melody called "Salt Creek."

1 comment:

  1. I love the roots climbing out of the river in the second picture, Dad. They remind me of octopus tentacles creeping out and tumbling over one another. And the cranes! My goodness, they put Mercutio to shame. It's amazing what lies just upriver.