Good morning and Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you are all well and having a good day so far. It is another clear morning and the sun will soon be shining, but still very cold for this time of year. I did manage to head out for a walk yesterday afternoon and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air for awhile. But the wind coming off that icy cold water of the river made it rather uncomfortable for sitting on the bench which is in the shade that time of day. So I changed and sat on the rocks along the shore which were nicely in the sun. I made sure to keep a safe distance from the edge of the river however. It is getting quite dry in the forest now and the river is at unusually low level for this time of the year. Just in two days the river level dropped nearly a foot (30cm), and down about 2 feet (60cm) from last week.
Actually met some others taking advantage of the drying path to go for a walk with their dogs, huge dogs, but 2 were friendly and running loose and came over to say hello to me. The other 2 were on a short leash and definitely did not look friendly. Had never seen any of these people before, or their dogs. There was also a lot of bird life around yesterday, plus two deer who recognized me right away.
And now for a couple spring pics from my walk yesterday…
In the above pic we have a male goldeneye duck and I’m sure you can see where it got it’s name. They are common ducks around here and many stay here year round since the river here never freezes no matter how cold it gets. And the fishing is good, these ducks love fish.
And here we have a nice tender moment between the mother and baby deer.
Well, there we have it for today’s pics which I hope you will enjoy. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone, stay safe and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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