A relaxing post for a relaxing weekend.
A few days after my photo exploration on Sunday I noticed that the local river has begun to freeze over. Too tempted by the blueness in the sky (instead of the drab gray skies that haunted my last photos) and the white ice where reflections were only days before, I took my camera for a second outing. I felt well prepared as I had gloves this time around, however I hadn’t realized that the temperature plummeted from 27 to 16 degrees Fahrenheit (-2 to -8 C) (hence the icy river).
Lets go for a walk along the Nissan River:
We walk past this river, along that bridge almost every day to go to town. All the times I’ve walked up and down along the river it never occurred to me how dangerous it is! It is all open, with ladders every once in a while.
Ladders and life rings. Very reassuring, especially when the ground is slippery and wet and icy.
And especially when you can see footprints in the snow showing how close people walk to the edge. Doesn’t seem like it would take much to slip off.
And then I saw this. A hole in the ice…with a baby duck swimming around. Suddenly I became one of those foot prints closest to the edge, leaning on the railing, trying to get a photo of the duckling. Do you see his tiny head peeking out from under the ice on the bottom left hand side?
We played peek-a-boo and hide & seek for awhile. Every time I would move ever so slightly he would quickly retreat under the water with a splash and appear somewhere on the other side.
The ice goes as far as the next bridge upstream. The gushing sound of the water rushing under the ice was relaxing.
Onto the bridge for a better view.
Lots of seagulls sitting atop the ice.
On the other side of the red bridge it looks like another time and place. Blue skies and blue water.
Happy Weekend- Stay Warm!