A back channel on the Rideau river, almost overflowing with spring meltwater
bare branches overhead, almost bursting with budding leaves
swirling, artistic impressions almost dancing on the water’s surface.
We just got back from a walk in the woods at Baxter Conservation Area, which has some great trails in the forests along the Rideau River. What an incredible day! It’s gorgeous out there – if you’re experiencing a hit of spring weather like we are in the Ottawa Valley, oh my goodness get outside and enjoy the sun, the melting snow, the porcupines in the trees and the purple finches singing.
Let’s be like this family of river otters – let’s get outside, and embrace winter in all it’s glory – a walk in the snow, some playtime on the ice, and maybe even some sliding down hills (on skis, sleds, or even your rear end). ‘Cause there’s no point in staying inside for months complaining about the cold, when there’s so much fun to be had!
Seen on the Rideau River January 2013, a family of 4 river otters, loving life.