Wordless Wednesday – Up River

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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82 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Up River

  1. Thanks for the photos to remind me of winter’s beauty.

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  3. Anne says:

    This looks both serene and beautiful!

  4. Lovely vignette. I like the way the tree shadows make the snow look more active, as though it’s cascading in to the river

  5. Cathy says:

    It looks so tranquil Eliza. Good to see you are getting blue skies and sunshine too! Have you noticed the days getting longer? 😃

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Oh, yes, longer days are definitely on my radar! I slog through until Imbolc, and then I can make it through the rest of the winter… I need my Vit.D. 🙂 We’ve been getting a series of storms with sun in-between, a nice balance. Another 4″ yesterday, makes everything sparkle this morning. Magical!

  6. Beautiful shot, and I like the header too.

  7. Jewels says:

    Beautiful shot, Eliza!

  8. Beautiful! The serenity of winter…

  9. neihtn2012 says:

    Light and shadow, ice and water. I would be tempted to try walking across the ice, foolishly.

  10. shoreacres says:

    This is wonderful snow. It has the appearance of half-whipped cream, when the peaks are just beginning to form.

  11. Lovely! Does it ever freeze over?

  12. magnificent shadow play on the snow

  13. So much beauty in this shot! The traveling water, the shadows on the snow, the colors!! ❤️

  14. tippysmom2 says:

    Love this photo. Makes me want to know what is around the bend. It’s really a good idea to steer clear of ice with running water underneath. I’m sure it is rarely thick enough to hold up a person. My mom and I once ventured out onto our farm pond on a particularly cold winter day. All was good until the ice “fell.” I surmised that the water level had dropped a little and so, when we got on it, the ice settled back on top. But, it scared both of us to death. Mom panicked and just stood there. I had to go back out and retrieve her. LOL All was well, but we learned our lesson.

  15. Debbie says:

    Such a lovely shot, Eliza! Of course it makes me shiver with the imagined cold, but it won’t be long before the water will be running again (at least, I’m hanging onto that thought!)

  16. Alice says:

    Yet another lovely spot in Massachusetts. The sy has been gorgeous blue.

  17. susurrus says:

    Shoreacres has nailed it with whipped cream. I love the stripes too. It doesn’t look like a single creature has passed by.

  18. Kris P says:

    It lovely and I’m glad to see that not all the water is frozen!

  19. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Just lovely

  20. Beautiful snow image Eliza! Enjoyed seeing it!

  21. Adele Brand says:

    I love how a stream is still a stream, whatever ice and snow does to it. Beautiful photo.

  22. gaiainaction says:

    I just adore that blue! What a beautiful and peaceful picture.

  23. I like to see a bit of open water in the winter. Lovely photo, Eliza!

  24. Irene says:

    Gorgeous! Love the shadows.

  25. Joanne says:

    Your up “river” scene of mostly snow is magical! 🙂

  26. spanishwoods says:

    So beautiful Eliza.

  27. Love rivers in the winter and you captured it beautifully!

  28. Robin says:

    Such a beautiful winter scene. Wonderful capture, Eliza. 🙂

  29. More nice shadows on the frozen river. I bet there is some nice ice in your waterfall about now. 0° +/- tonight.

  30. How blue the snow looks in the shadows.

  31. rajkkhoja says:

    Beautifully for winter of Snowflake river photo shoot. Good work of photography. I like.

  32. naturebackin says:

    Strange somehow to think of the water running under the ice apart from the central channel that is. I wonder if the animals know to steer clear of the ice? The photo really draws one in.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Carol. We do see animals tracking along the sides, like coyote and fox. Today we saw otter tracks between channel openings, probably the same one that slid around our waterfall.
      Around a decade ago, a deer must have slid on the ice while pursued by coyotes and it cost her her life. It was amazing to see how after only a week, the only thing left was her skull. Nature wastes nothing.

      • naturebackin says:

        It must be engrossing to see and read the tracks.
        Poor deer. I wonder what was likely to have eaten the bones (apart from the skull)?

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Coyotes primarily, we heard them yapping every night for a week until it was all gone. Crows and sometimes fox might snag a tidbit once the coyotes moved off at dawn.

      • naturebackin says:

        Oh that is interesting that coyotes can digest bones – hyena-style by my frame of reference 🙂
        How marvellous to hear them at night, although I know that not everyone likes wild carnivores.

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Coyotes RARELY attack humans (they have been known to try to take toddlers, so parents need to stay wary in coyote areas). Even though a call nearby can raise the hair on my neck, I don’t worry about them. They will run away from humans, they know better to steer clear of these dangerous animals! 😉

  33. And then it got really cold!!!

  34. Jules says:

    This river, (beautiful by the way) looks somewhat like the creek that borders my little slice of suburbia. 🙂
    There are coyote and mink (maybe otters) – I also get some deer though they mostly stay on the utility easement side of the creek.

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