Driving home a week or so ago from I don't remember where, I stopped at the Epping Road bridge over the Beaver River, to see how high the water was. It has subsided quite a bit since the earlier flood levels, but it was still, with great reflections of trees in the swamp.
Looking upstream - this is a popular canoe route, and we may get organized to paddle it later on. Right now the bugs would probably be bad.
Looking downstream - this section is easier paddling, and takes you right to the village of Heathcote, where there's a great bakery! Nice spot to end the paddle, or take a break.
Even a couple of weeks ago you could easily paddle in among all these trees. The water is down to an early summer level, where it's still very wet, but there are a lot of green hummocks of grass showing.
The swamp in the bottom of the Beaver Valley extends for several miles, and the Beaver River follows a nice meandering course through it.
And it was only yesterday or the day before when I stopped to photograph this still flooded field. It won't be growing hay for awhile yet!
But I actually thought the reflection of the fence was more interesting than the field behind it!