Friday, May 13, 2016

Spring Reflections

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!

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14 comments:

  1. Love this reflective post. With the water and sky...beautiful! Great job as usual.

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  2. Beautiful! How often do you see water that is absolutely still like that with a clear blue sky as well?

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  3. I like the fence reflections and that clean clear water..

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  4. Still water reflections are a photographer's dream come true. Have you written about Owen Sound? I have found a recipe for rolled oats and date cookies on a site, where the lady stayed with her friend there. I'll let you know how they turn out, if they stay whole long enough to get some photos.

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  5. I like reflections, too, and that last picture is worthy of framing. It will indeed be awhile before that field is ready to plant :-)

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  6. Beautiful shots- the flooded field especially.

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  7. Hello, pretty scenery and reflections. Great captures. Happy weekend to you!

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  8. You had a perfect day to get such great reflections.
    They are all stunning. Great timing to catch them looking like that. I like the reflections in the more jungle like area. Swamp looking I guess.

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  9. Beautiful photos and reflections!

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  10. Well ... as others have commented before me!
    Beautiful reflections, and the colours are so good to.

    All the best Jan

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  11. Gorgeous reflections! The water is almost like a mirror.

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