Saturday, April 9, 2011

Scenic Sunday - We are melting

A few weeks ago I showed you some pictures of the frozen Bow River.
The seemingly never-ending winter had taken it's toll, 
and for the first time in many a year, it had become ice-packed with overlapping layers, causing an ice-jam 
and a few anxious headaches for the locals.
We are now in early April and all is well.
The river has been melting and flowing fast, but you can still see great walls of ice at the riverside which continue to break off in huge chunks.
Some of them are still five and six foot thick.
If you look really carefully across the sparkling water, two geese have come for a quick wash and brush up, and a honking session.

Now, I just long for the return of green, grassy banks, wild flowers to bloom again and some fluttering butterflies to complete the scene.



5 comments:

  1. Today in Pickering Ont. we are up to 11 °C and sunny. The snow is all gone here. Nice photos of the ice jams.

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  2. Summer will be here before you know it!

    I enjoyed your previous post about Florida. I enjoy visiting, but would really hate the summers there.

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  3. You do have some pretty serious ice floes! It must be a little exciting to watch it melt and the river become transformed.

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  4. Such a beautiful river. So glad you are melting.

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