Hello once again everyone and welcome to part 2, something different for our daily pics today. This is a long weekend for us and a very important weekend normally. It is the beginning of our tourist season which this year is the beginning of nothing since no tourists are coming. It is also the beginning of fishing season. Plus it is generally considered the beginning of the gardening season too. This is also a tough one since things need to be done online right now, though greenhouses and garden centers will be open again this week. So that will be nice. What a beautiful day to be by the river, sitting on the bench, looking down the river. Not much wind, the sun shining brightly, a few clouds here and there.
In front of the bench the rock goes nearly straight down to the river, but it’s only about 20 feet. The water is very low right now, it has gone down over 2 feet in the last 2 weeks.
So it’s possible to go down to the rocky shore and walk around now. This area, above, would normally be under about 3 feet (about 1 meter) of water right now. It’s nice to sit on one of the rocks close to the water’s edge and enjoy the view.
In the above pic, look at the closest tree, you can see a dark ring near the base. That is the level of the water when this area of the river froze along the shore. There isn’t enough current along here so the river does freeze along the shore here. Then going up from the dark ring you can see another area of the tree with no moss, then a clear marking where the moss begins again. That’s the height of the river back in September, 8 feet higher than it is now.
That’s it for this one, but we will continue again tomorrow with more spring pics to enjoy. I hope you all continue to enjoy today, stay safe and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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