These shots date back to the 19th of March. I crossed the Rideau River at Bank Street late in the afternoon. This view looks west.
This is the view to the east. The water is high; the underpass beneath the bridge is flooded. That didn't matter to the birds. This was the first day this year I've seen Canada geese around.
Somehow so wild and free!ReplyDelete
The water does look very high. We've been seeing lots of Canada geese lately...and lots of ducks, too.ReplyDelete
really like the sun flare and the blue water, too.ReplyDelete
The first picture is worthy of being exposed!ReplyDelete
Yes, after snow melts you get the floodings.ReplyDelete
Wonderful shots, great to see there's a lot of movement in the water.ReplyDelete
Que clicks soberbos WilliamReplyDelete
Amei ver estes locais belíssimos!
Um ótimo final de semana
@Cloudia: it looks that way.ReplyDelete
@Kay: I have seen the river higher.
@Tex: me too.
@Marianne: thus far this year the melt has been orderly.
@Jan: fortunately they don't build close to the river.
@Gracita: thank you!
Canada geese...and almost no snow!ReplyDelete
Very nice. Right now, as I type. We have lots of snow on the ground and still falling. The trip to Barnes, is called off.ReplyDelete
Now that the ice has melted, the river is full of life!ReplyDelete
Nice views, and the weather is getting better...ReplyDelete
This is typical spring stuff and it's all worthwhile watching as there's so much action.. It's always interesting to watch rising water and it's powerReplyDelete
@Norma: that has changed, but as long as the birds have open water, they're fine. Most of their food this time of year is below water level anyway.ReplyDelete
@Whisk: here today we have sunny skies but continued cold.
@Nancy: the ducks tend to stay through the winter- the river beneath that bridge stays open, though ice forms on other parts of the river.
@Red: I've seen that river at higher stages where it spilled over the banks. Fortunately in town it's pretty much surrounded by parkland.
Do I detect signs of spring? It seems winter has made a detour into the USA this April.ReplyDelete
When I was growing up in Illinois, spring flooding like this was an annual event.ReplyDelete
I especially love your first and last photos, William!ReplyDelete
The first three shots are great, especially the first one!ReplyDelete
The snow is melting.... Looks like you too can park the winter boots :)ReplyDelete
Great reflection in the first photo!ReplyDelete
Wonderful clippings. I loved the first one. The rays of the light are captured very beautifully...ReplyDelete
That explains why I didn't see any geese this pas week. :-)ReplyDelete
There have been groups of geese here all winter but now they seem to have paired off so you see couples around town in strange places like parking lots.ReplyDelete
@Janis: it felt warmer the day I took these shots than it does today!ReplyDelete
@Sharon: I live not that far away from this river, so I do tend to keep an eye on it this time of year.
@Linda: thank you!
@Gunn: perhaps, but it's a good idea to keep the warm coat and the hat around just in case!
@Weekend Windup: thank you.
@RedPat: I think these ones are migrating to points further north. I've never seen Canada geese winter over here. I imagine the ones who are here through most of the season are still on their way back from down south.
Your header is so cheery, what with our brown world right now!ReplyDelete
That first picture is great William...ReplyDelete
Lovely photos, especially like the shot with the sunlight.ReplyDelete
The water was high!ReplyDelete
Lovely shots! The first one is spectacular.ReplyDelete
I'm just happy to see the river without snow!ReplyDelete
@Jennifer: spring's late!ReplyDelete
@Denise: I do too.
@Janey: it was, yes.
@Linda: thank you!
@Cheryl: even though it's still cool, the time for ice is pretty much done on the water here.
One and three very nice. I have been away to my daughters and son's. So have to catch up commenting .ReplyDelete