Thursday, April 24, 2014

Walk along the River

Enough crisis for a while.

I took my camera today when the dogs and I walked along the river.  Early this spring it was dry enough and windy enough that they got the best burn off of old reeds ever.  It was the first time in 6 years that I could see this much of the Yellow River, after which the city was named.  By late summer the reeds will be 3 meters or more tall again.

Took a picture of the new road over the river east of our place. The old picture from I think 2010 was taken from the same spot so you can see how much of an improvement it has made for traffic.

Old road c. 2010

Rebuilt this past winter

The burnoff made for lush green grass along the river

The burned off area is showing green through the burnt stubble

Village across the way

None of this is visible once the reeds grow tall

12 comments:

  1. Wow -- the new road is a big improvement. Not sure I would venture on it in the "before" picture.

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  2. It's great to see the countryside. Your spring is always ahead of ours. This year our spring is very late.

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    1. Tanya says our spring is early this year. she says the climate has changed greatly over teh past 25 years

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  3. Look delightful! It seems they filled in quite a bit of the river to make the road, but I guess that's progress.

    Glad to see pictures of Bobick and Volk. I was wondering what had become of them.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. What they filled in was actually a large pond (with a rock bottom so trucks and farm equipment could drive through). There were small culverts under the road but water mostly went over if there was any flow at all. The new road has three very large culverts.

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  4. Footnote: I was just over at Snowbrush's blog, and wondered if you saw me as an oppressor or an enabler.

    Blessings and Bear hugs.

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    1. That post referred to Conservative Christianity. I think you belong on his next post on Liberal Christianity.

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  5. Nice to see the countryside! No wonder you feel at home there - it looks a lot like Saskatchewan. :-)

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    1. In many ways, yes, though a lot more rolling until you get to the steppes in southern Ukraine.

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  6. Bet that road will be fun in winter. But to its' credit it's now better than many of the roads in the eastern U.S.

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    1. Actually it is great. Solid road bed, sheds water well. Best as in smoothest road in the area for now.

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