Morning on the River
It is a lovely clear day today. The storm that is attacking the Northeastern US and Maritime Canada is missing us. Thank God for small blessings.
I made a visit to the river see how it is. The water level is really low for this time of the year. This is a testament to the limited snow fall we had this year.
Early morning back light gives a nice reflection on the water. The snow is the last of the ice shelf along the river. If you click on the picture to enlarge it you can see a corner of the gable end of the cabin in the grove of elegant elm trees. It is built on the side of the river trench, making it very private and hard to see even from the bridge.
This is the gravel bar created by the cribbing of the old bridge washed out in the flood of 1979.
A bailey bridge was installed to replace it. Ben always likes to check the river out although he is not much of a swimmer, unlike my son's chocolate lab.
The rock at the old swimming hole by the bridge is exposed. Only at the height of the summer in August is so much showing. This time of year it should be covered with water with a good current in the river at this point.