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Monday, May 16, 2022

Down by the riverside...

 The Grand River is about 3 miles from our house and right now it's pretty high because of all the rain we've had.  On the river near us, they've made a little park area with a boat launch and picnic area.  I stopped there the other day to check it out.



This picture really shows the flooding.  The tree in the middle of the photo is usually on the riverbank and the area in the front of the picture is a drive that goes around to the front of that tree.  All summer, there are people fishing over there.
This is not unusual, this area floods every Spring.



A beautiful house on the river.



This guy said the fishing was good.




It's always interesting to see how high the water is under the overpass.




These trees are usually on the bank of the river, but now the water is overtaking them.




Another area where you can see how the water is in the woods.




Wild violets blooming.





And trees coming to life.

The riverside is a pretty place to walk.

21 comments:

Great-Granny Grandma said...

It does look like a pretty place.
You took some really nice photos.

Jenny the Pirate said...

A lot going on there! What a lovely place to walk once that water settles down. xoxo

Deb said...

Interesting pictures. The river does look like a nice place to walk. All of our rivers around here are very low on water or dried up.

Ginny Hartzler said...

This is a big beautiful house. But it is a bit too close to the river. Doesn't it ever flood?

Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful....absolutely beautiful!!! Hope all bridges & people's homes remain safe.

Kerin said...

Very pretty area!
Just out of curiosity, what kind of fish was that guy catching?
Love, love that blue house on the river bank...what a lovely place for a house!


Have a nice day.
~K.

DUTA said...

There's always some action surrounding a river, a major nature element. It has to be "tamed" before it starts causing damage with its flooding.

Jeanette said...

Those pictures remind me of the Huron River that goes through Ann Arbor. It's pretty and probably over its banks too!

Changes in the wind said...

What a pretty place and the home was gorgeous but my favorite was under the bridge.

Donna said...

I'm so glad things are finally heating up for you! Hope your area doesn't flood! Love that house...
hughugs
Donna

Kim said...

Very cool...I love that shot of the water rising among the trees!

Sparky said...

There's a lot of fishin' goin' on here too. I got tired of it now that I'm old and grumpy and everything hurts. *lol* I'll just buy my food at the store.
Wonderful photos.
Blessings. xx

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Wow what a beautiful area. That water in the woods pic reminds me of the bayou. Lol I think the upper midwest where we live is one of the most beautiful in the world ❤️

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Lovely..... -happpppy sighhhhhhh-

Oh those violets!!!!!

Just read a blogger, living in no water use and with drought. Such contrast. And we had big T-storms last evening...

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Terri D said...

That is a beautiful place, for sure! Seeing the photo under the overpass made me think of my hometown in Ohio. We would ice skate on the canal that fed into our Buckeye Lake. The ice under the overpass was SO smooth... like glass. We love skating under the overpass! Hopefully, the floodwaters will recede before going any higher! That lovely house looks high enough but makes me wonder just how bad it could get!

LL Cool Joe said...

I wonder if the people that live in that house worry that the river will go so high it floods their house? All the photos are very beautiful.

Jeanette said...

Beautiful!

Debby said...

What a nice place to live. That house on the river is pretty. Since living here, by the Sacramento River, I have grown to appreciate rivers. I grew up near the pacific ocean. I do like rivers and creeks...and all the wildlife they bring.

Boy, you're getting some nice weather - looks like everything is growing after a long winter. IT really is a special season.

Debi said...

There are places around here that flood every spring too. It always amazes me how fast it goes down once the sun is out for a few days.

Jean said...

LOVELY!!! Like I said recently - you live at such a wonderful place with so much beauty all around you!

Cheryl’s Sunlit Pathway said...

Amazing. We have to watch for flooding here too but that is alot of water
Beautiful placeand photos