Sun and the River   1 comment

The combination of warm sun and flowing water means that there are a lot of things to be seen on the river.  Flowers, for example . . .

They are mostly the common (and not too spectacular) fiddleneck.

Still, they are pretty close up.

This pair of mallards has been hanging around, probably looking for a good nesting site.  They were completely unbothered by the dogs, paddling a few feet out into the river, then paddling right back.

This morning brought out something I hadn’t seen in a while.  I looked out and noticed all of the downstream horses rushing over to goggle at something in the river.  So I went out to see what it was. I could see something moving out by the big island, and it was coming my way.  (Notice the partly submerged palm tree.  It’s one of those I thought would never recover after the big fire four years ago.  Now we’ll see how it likes having its feet wet.)

Sure enough, it was a gentleman in a kayak — the first in five years.  He paddled over, and we chatted for a while.  I pointed out that the current was not as strong over here on the north bank, and he paddled off upriver.  It looked like fun . . . but not easy.

Last night I went out to look at the moon on the water, and I heard frogs — or at least a frog.  Another thing that hasn’t been around for years.  Perhaps we’ll here something like the deafening chorus of other years before the summer’s out.

 

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Posted March 14, 2017 by stablewoman in Birds, Kern River, Nature, Wildflowers

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  1. You have got a gift with words and take such remarkable pictures.u should of been a book writer..I love all the knoledge and have learn so much from your post. .

    Jennifer sanders

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