Friday, July 1, 2022

RIVER

    "If I were  rich man's son,

    I'd sit by the river and watch it run "

          I had a spare half hour so I decided to go and look at the river. 

          The Red Deer River is quite high and very turbulent. We've had much rain lately. There's lots of snow in the Rocky Mountains. Usually by this time the snow in the mountains has melted. There s also a dam that they are letting extra water run. 

         I tried to get a good view of the river but I was not in a good place. 

          A major ski resort, Sunshine,  near Banff was open today for Canada Day. 







       The photo on my header shows the river as it normally is. 

41 comments:

  1. I love the little ducklings. We could use rain in Hawaii.

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    1. Not a good photo of them as I was up on a bank shooting into the light.

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  2. Awww: baby duckies swimming in high water! Linda in Kansas

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  3. I hope those ducklings are sensible enough to stay in the slack water areas; it looks a powerful current in that river.

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  4. Looks like a nice place to relax at.

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    1. I was in the bush...native habitat so not really a restful place.

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  5. Pretty views of the river and ducks. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I wanted a different view. I know where to go next time.

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  6. The condition of that river affects a lot of people!

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    1. It's a long river and a lot of water is taken out of it.

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  7. Wut?! Ski resort? Canada Day? That would be something to tell your grandkids. I wonder if much business was done.

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  8. I loved the opening phrase dear Red .sometime i think if all mt joy belong to having look of mountain and rivers what else can add to my richness :)
    Missed reading you as days are packed with various outings and business here.
    These are stunning shots of river Red deer !
    Ducklings are cute. Blessings!

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    1. You noticed the two lines of the song. Nobody else did.

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  9. Did I already wish you a happy Canada Day? If not, here it is! :-)

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    1. As some people say of me, "Keith won't notice." Thanks for the greeting.

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  10. Happy Canada Day, Red! Stay safe!

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  11. It does look like you've had a lot of rain there. Send some to California! We could use it.

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  12. Beautiful spot where you took your photos. Happy Canada Day, Red.

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  13. Your river runs deep with snow melt. Ours are moderating now.
    Oh, Canada! I love your anthem. Happy Canada Day.

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    1. Our anthem isn't sung enough anymore.

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  14. I didn’t realize the Red Deer River was so big. I looked up the River on Google Maps and see that it flows right through Red Deer. I wondered if this spot where you took the photos is near your home? Neat photos … thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm about 2 miles from home. I guess I should take some more river photos.

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  15. The river is wild and fast and lovely.

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    1. It's the typical stream coming out of the Rockie Mountains.

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  16. Please know that I'm reading and commenting. I must be going to your spam.

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    1. I'm getting your comments and appreciate them.

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  17. Nice photos. Your Red Deer river is definitely running high. Right now I'm on the Wisconsin river. It's running low.

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    1. Would rather have this one a little lower.

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  18. I don't know much about rivers but I can see it's muddy. I didn't know ducklings cope well with rough water. Tough little birds

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  19. It's nice to sit by a river and watch it flow as it has always done and will do long after we have gone.

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  20. Your snaps of the river were just fine! Have a wonderful week.

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  21. Years ago I have seen that river.

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