Our little beavers love the sight of water running in the gutters. Who can blame them? If they’re not recreating in the curb-side river with their leaf boats then they’re diverting it with little twig dams. It’s one of the first times a child realizes he can enjoy as well as influence the effects of nature. At some point, of course, the dam bursts and nature prevails but then every little boy kind of likes to see wanton destruction anyway so it’s a win-win situation.