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On Walden Pond- Duckweed Style

July 20, 2013

 

kayaking through duckweed pond

Me paddling around on my Walden Pond in the early morning.

Carpet of Duckweed

I might be working hard on my business start-up, but I take time every day to stop and drink in the beauty of it all.

Love the green!

Love the green!

After a hard morning of building and harvesting duckweed, nothing like reaching out through my pickup window and picking a few blackberries on the trail back to civilization.

After a hard morning of building and harvesting duckweed, nothing like reaching out through my pickup window and picking a few blackberries on the trail back to civilization.

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  1. Susan Munroe permalink
    August 5, 2013 5:37 pm

    “Where do you live- on a mountain top?”

    150 ft above sea level in WA State. It’s so consistently cool here that we don’t even have heartworm mosquitoes — they need at least 72 consecutive hours of 70F or higher. It’s August and I still have four wool blankets on my bed. I did take the down comforter off, though.

    To be fair, the concrete half-sphere was sitting in a mostly-shaded area with some branches hanging over it. There might have been more before I noticed them if the ducks found them before I did.

    Sue

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  2. July 20, 2013 3:57 pm

    NOOooooo! I was already contemplating movie rights!!!
    Hey, that is great on duckweed coming back after all this time. Where do you live- on a mountain top?
    To be honest, I had no idea large ponds of duckweed would be THAT BEAUTIFUL. It knocks me out every time I look them.

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  3. Susan Munroe permalink
    July 20, 2013 11:55 am

    That looks so wonderful!

    … Even though no one will make a movie called “On Duckweed Pond”.

    And most grossly uninformed people look at a pond like that and think, “WHAT A NUISANCE! GET OUT THE POISON!”

    Did I remember to tell you that some of your Lemna survived the winter here? I moved it out into the sun and it’s growing… slowly. Our 50F nights and cool mornings probably don’t help any.

    Sue

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