Battling Wills

The river was nearly covered a few days ago, although running water continued to appear in various places.  It was inconsistent, though, which makes me wonder whether deeper water in those places had as much to do with it as …

Snow Boa

The ice is melting and has largely turned from snow-covered, white to a slushy greenish color as the snow melts.  There are small openings in the ice up and down the river and I expect some of them are animal …

Goose Down

Canada geese seem remarkably nonchalant.  Most of the birds on the river have disappeared, and the ones that remained tended to stay on the open water.  This goose was sitting with a pair of Mallard ducks on a small outcrop …

Ice Bergs

The river started to freeze over and the last week the ice has been swinging from hard, and snow covered, to slushy and completely thawed.  Today the warming trend continued, although there was snow in the air.  Small bits of …

Cracked Ice

When thin ice forms above a temporary bit of water, which then recedes from below it, there are sometimes interesting patterns left behind.  This ice had formed above water pooling in an uneven bit of pavement.  Then someone had stepped …

Ice Appearing

The temperatures have dropped into the 20s (Fahrenheit) and, although the snow has disappeared, it is bitter when the wind blows.  I was still a bit surprised to see ice on the river and it occurred to me that I …

Ice Crystals

The ice is forming on the river.  I had expected it would grow smoothly with the water rushing by.  These crystals appeared on ice that was gathering behind a large pile of wood that had fallen into the river.  You …