The River Flows

I know I’ve said this before, but I have to get back into the habit of walking to the Red River every day when Chester and I go for our walks again.  What a change from last weekend.  We haven’t had any warm weather yet, but the ice and snow is melting anyway.  There is still an average of 1-2 feet of snow in my yard, but main roads and sidewalks are now mostly clear and there are some places where you can see the grass showing.

Now that water is moving on the river, it won’t be long until the ice is gone (I hope).

Red River April 19 2013
Red River April 19 2013
Red River April 19 2013
Red River April 19 2013
Red River April 19 2013
Red River April 19 2013

Some gulls were hanging out on the edge of the ice relaxing and having a nap.

Gulls on the Red River Ice - Apr 19
Gulls on the Red River Ice – Apr 19
Gulls on the Red River Ice - Apr 19
Gulls on the Red River Ice – Apr 19
Gulls on the Red River Ice - Apr 19
Gulls on the Red River Ice – Apr 19
Gulls on the Red River Ice - Apr 19
Gulls on the Red River Ice – Apr 19
Gulls on the Red River Ice - Apr 19
Gulls on the Red River Ice – Apr 19

As we are (very slowly) moving into spring here, it is approaching winter in South Africa.  Although winter means fewer daylight viewing hours, it also means less water in the bush, so more critters coming to the waterholes for a drink in front of the cameras at Africam.  The nights are filled with interesting sounds and you never know what will appear next.  A couple of days ago, we had 2 Leopards climbing the microphone tree at  Elephant Plains.