Calm River

The dog and I walked down onto a rocky area where the creek comes out under a bridge and joins the Holland River.  It is a gathering place for ducks but there weren’t any there today.  The river looked so …

Fish Frenzy

There are some sports fields east of the river and a creek meanders through them and dumps out into the Holland River.  The path crosses the creek on a wooden bridge and I often look over the edge to see …

Toad in a Hole

We walked down to a park near the river.  Truthfully, it is not in the normal part of the river that I am documenting on the site.  There were toads and frogs singing quite loudly in the mid afternoon sun.  …

Spring Rain Bubbles Up

We have started heading in to a very wet spring.  The plants will love it and I enjoy an afternoon shower, since I’m usually on the way home from work and not worried about having to dry off.  The smells …

Hole in One

It’s disgusting but the foamy pollution that clears the weir seems a relative constant.  I wonder what the original cause is, because it’s rare to see this type of froth at other places along the river.  The pollution froze into …

Holding Tight

The sun rises about 7:30 and has melted most of the snow and ice.  But there are still plenty of areas where, if the sun doesn’t reach them, the cold keeps them as icy and covered as if it were …

Under Water

We have just had a sudden warming after quite a lot of snow.  The heat caused the piles of snow to melt in a hurry and the Holland River was in flood.  It cleared its bank on the east and …

Snowflakes

The time change has thrown my mornings back into pitch black.  We had a brief warm up and then it was back to cold and snow.  I tried – again – to capture snow flakes on my sleeve.  They’re hard …

Diving Duck

The mallards were up and down the river today, avoiding the heavily flooded overflow pond.  They were most frequently in male – female pairs.  In this case both were diving until they noticed me and then they stopped.  When another …

Dirty Globe

The snow melt is bringing to the river all the trash that people have dumped during winter, or that has been scooped up into the piles by snow plows.  This disgusting soccer ball was bobbing along in brown filmy water, …