Spring on the Red River – March 21/12

It was cool again yesterday morning with 6C when Chester and I walked along the Red River, but it warmed up by afternoon.  Not up to the 20’s again, but quite nice.

There are some chunks of ice floating along the river, but I took a picture of one big chunk and it sure was not thick at all.  I’m sure I have pictures of some chunks from last winter that were a couple of feet thick and this one is well under a foot thick and it was the biggest chunk I could find.

March 21 - Red River looking South
March 21 - Red River looking South

My south pictures are always a little dark because we’re looking towards the sun (which is rising just pas the left of the picture).

March 21 - Red River looking West
March 21 - Red River looking West

The big tree is still well out of the water on the right, but one of the trees on the left is definitely in the water already.  The Red River is rising.  🙂

March 21 - Red River looking North
March 21 - Red River looking North
March 21 Ice
March 21 Ice

Click Here for a post from April 7th last year showing some of the ice chunks for comparison.

Crow - March 21
Crow - March 21
Crow - March 21
Crow - March 21

I clearly saw a robin on the walk yesterday – and heard more of them.  This crow landed on the riverbank and I got full use of the 36X zoom on my Nikon camera.  These pictures are not cropped.  The Sony might have taken a clearer picture, but it would have had to be cropped to bring it in.