Solitude For Saturday. #3 Looking Back.

Hi everyone and Happy Saturday! It is a lovely, sunny morning, though a bit windy. The temperature this morning was 25F (-4C), but the wind makes it feel like 16F (-9C). But that sunshine is beautiful. Well, I hung up a couple of my hanging feeders this morning. Ned, the nuthatch landed on one of them while I was putting it up. One of the chickadees was a close second.

Now they have a better chance at getting some seeds while the bigger birds are at the main feeder. The larger birds can sit on these feeders too, but it is a bit more awkward for them, especially for the blue jays. I will soon have one ready that will be just for the small birds. Muffin is sleeping peacefully on my bed, or maybe I should say, ‘our’ bed. I put a winter blanket on the bed yesterday.

At my favorite spot along the river.

It is wool and Muffin loves wool. So do I. Some people do not like wool blankets due to being too ‘prickly’. But that depends on who makes the blanket. I have a couple that are amazingly soft and others a tiny bit prickly. I do not mind that, however. They are warm, that is the main thing. Today we take an older look at walking along the river. These pics are from 2019 and show the river at a slightly lower than normal water level.

Another nice spot, the white pine is at the edge of a drop off which goes about 20 feet to rocks below.

That began changing in August of that year when the rains began and by mid September the river was at a record high level for autumn. On October 3rd of that year, I had a little accident along the path and have never been able to return to that area. It is so beautiful along that area, and a great area for mushrooms in the fall. That is solitude.

I have never seen such a great variety of mushrooms since that year. Although this year was beginning to get good, and I am sure there would have been a lot in that area again. Perhaps next year. I keep hoping to get back to that area, but the path is a bit more rugged along there, with steep sections and lots of roots showing above ground. But that helps make it so beautiful.

At this time the water was just a bit below normal.

The path is also heavily shaded, and it is quiet. That is solitude. The scenery is beautiful, and the path is high above the river. In places it drops straight down to the river below, up to 25 feet. Sometimes it is jagged rocks at the bottom instead of the river. But always it is beautiful. That is solitude. Ducks, geese, gulls and pelicans like this area. Must be good fishing along there.

Looking across the river from yet another spot.

There are some nice quiet places to sit and look out over the river, and watch the birds below, without getting too close to the edge. That is solitude. Walking along the river. Beautiful solitude. I hope you have a truly wonderful weekend everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2022 Steve McLeod.

17 Comments on “Solitude For Saturday. #3 Looking Back.

  1. Makes me want to go and live there ! Such lovely pics Steve ! …wool blankets do keep us warm ! Stay inside and drink hot chocolate ! And popcorn ! Sleep well tonight ! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ด ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฎ

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    • Thank you so much Sharon! Having a little log cabin overlooking the river there would be so fantastic. Oh my, I have not had popcorn in such a long time! Hope you have a good sleep tonight also! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒ›๐Ÿฅฑ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด


  2. Enjoy the weekend and all the birds. Wind does make things much chillier. I guess it is time for wool blankets but my preference is down comforters. We are getting down to -15 F at night and I am thankful it is not -50 F!

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  3. Jealousy Solitude ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Wish I could teleport myself there ๐Ÿ˜‚. It is such a beautiful place. The way you explain makes it even more beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚. Happy solitude evening ๐Ÿ™‚

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