Squaw Creek Wildlife Refuge, and the Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

The stresses of bathroom remodeling and personal access to H2O were getting to me, so what better way to make my peace with the element than to visit a watery refuge that doesn’t depend on plumbing…

Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge - heron

Life imitates Art – this heron blends in with the surroundings so well, it reminds me of Arts & Crafts wallpaper.

Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge - coots

These are coots – apparently they’re shy and I made too much noise approaching…

… because, next photo, here they are, fleeing. Still, they splash the H2O around nicely.

Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge - coots

The official beginning of migration season is coming up on October 15, so I got to Squaw Creek a little early.

Now, it’s time to get back home and splash in my own new tub.  Well, maybe not quite time, as you can see, this bath still needs some finishing. The counter-top will be ready in a couple of days, after that it’s get the sinks installed, the walls painted, and the rest of the cleaning up done.


I’m just posting this “during” remodel photo in a blatant bid for sympathy… so how about it, are you sympathetic yet?

More on Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge:   “The refuge includes 7,440 acres of wetlands, grasslands, and forests along the eastern edge of the Missouri River floodplain.”

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27 thoughts on “Squaw Creek Wildlife Refuge, and the Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

  1. I’ve been sympathetic since day #1. Your resilience puts me in awe. That’s a great idea for restoring your sanity–find the greatest contrast possible. Hopefully, by the time the birds migrate, your project will be moving along so smoothly, you will not fly away, too. :0)

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  3. Much sympathy, Sandy! Construction while you’re in the house is a nightmare. Just keep reminding yourself that it will be worth it. And it is looking good!

  4. The wildlife and nature photos are really beautiful (and peaceful). I can see how that would be a lovely respite from a lack of plumbing and, yes, I sympathize! Hope it’s all over soon!

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