Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Along the Muskoka River @ Bass Rock

Fast running river, damp full fragrance of the forest floor and pines, Mallards taking flight off of the river's powerful current, finches donning their brilliant yellow coats, the silvery glint of pussy willows, day lillies sprouting bravely through the remaining snow cover... these are some of the much-welcomed signs of spring this week.

High atop Bass Rock is a birds' eye look out point
for viewing the Muskoka river in all directions.

Lots of trees getting a good spring root soak!

Usually in summertime the water in the foreground is all dry land
and there is about a 4 foot drop down into the Muskoka River.

Normally this beautiful piece of granite is exposed but
the Muskoka River drenches it each spring.
The striking veins in the rocks peek through the river water
rushing to hit the shoreline.

Here is a look at the speed of the spring Muskoka River

Normally there is about a 4 foot drop to the river in mid-summer.
Currently the river is level with the ground and encroaching (slowly).

Some flooding happens in this small low-lying area
each spring.

View of the fast-flowing Muskoka River from atop
the beautiful Bass Rock