Saturday, April 9, 2016

Alongside The Rideau River

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.

32 comments:

  1. The water does look very high. We've been seeing lots of Canada geese lately...and lots of ducks, too.

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  2. really like the sun flare and the blue water, too.

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  3. The first picture is worthy of being exposed!

    Tomás.

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  4. Yes, after snow melts you get the floodings.

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  5. Wonderful shots, great to see there's a lot of movement in the water.

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  6. Que clicks soberbos William
    Amei ver estes locais belíssimos!
    Um ótimo final de semana
    Um abraço

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  7. @Cloudia: it looks that way.

    @Kay: I have seen the river higher.

    @Tex: me too.

    @Tomas: thanks!

    @Marianne: thus far this year the melt has been orderly.

    @Jan: fortunately they don't build close to the river.

    @Gracita: thank you!

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  8. Canada geese...and almost no snow!

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  9. 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.

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  10. Now that the ice has melted, the river is full of life!

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  11. Nice views, and the weather is getting better...

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  12. 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 power

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  13. @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.

    @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.

    @VP: eventually!

    @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.

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  14. Do I detect signs of spring? It seems winter has made a detour into the USA this April.

    Janis
    GDP

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  15. When I was growing up in Illinois, spring flooding like this was an annual event.

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  16. I especially love your first and last photos, William!

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  17. The first three shots are great, especially the first one!

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  18. The snow is melting.... Looks like you too can park the winter boots :)

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  19. Great reflection in the first photo!

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  20. Wonderful clippings. I loved the first one. The rays of the light are captured very beautifully...

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  21. That explains why I didn't see any geese this pas week. :-)

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  22. 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.

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  23. @Janis: it felt warmer the day I took these shots than it does today!

    @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!

    @Ciel: thanks!

    @Gunn: perhaps, but it's a good idea to keep the warm coat and the hat around just in case!

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Weekend Windup: thank you.

    @Revrunner: hah!

    @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.

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  24. Your header is so cheery, what with our brown world right now!

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  25. That first picture is great William...

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  26. Lovely photos, especially like the shot with the sunlight.

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  27. Lovely shots! The first one is spectacular.

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  28. I'm just happy to see the river without snow!

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  29. @Jennifer: spring's late!

    @Geoff: thanks!

    @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.

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  30. One and three very nice. I have been away to my daughters and son's. So have to catch up commenting .

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