Friday, August 23, 2013

Dam-nation!

The river level has finally, consistently been receding and things are getting interesting again down where the Charles River goes over the South Natick dam. Ripples and riffles appear below in the shallows. Mallards dabble at the top of the dam and small armadas comb the current before it goes under the bridge. The great blue heron stalks everywhere in the process he scatters nonplussed ducks out of his way with his menacing beak.

The mallow, a hibiscus-like flower blooms above the dam and a small plover or sandpiper flits from boulder to boulder its tail constantly bobbing as it searches for small things to eat.

Fair weather is predicted for the coming week. I'll keep drawing!

Aug. 22, 2013
July 27, 2013
Aug. 5, 2013
the fishladder can be seen int he bcuase
Aug. 6, 2013

Aug. 11, 2013

Aug. 13, 2013

Aug. 19, 2013
Aug. 19, 2013 (detail)

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