River Haiku

Confused water fowl,
Cormorants visiting here,
No river bank roosts.

Digital Camera

this is not the river.

The river is actually on the other side of the moored boats.
This is the bank behind our mooring, and the picture below
is the field on the other side of the river.

Digital Camera

lower field completely submerged 6th Jan 2016

I haven’t done a duck post lately, and the local quackers are really confused.
I have never seen so many white ducks here, and then I cottoned on that they are feathered refugees from the lock side of the river which is still completely under water and there is nowhere else for them to go.
As for the cormorants, we have at least four diving in the marina basins for food.

The water level has gone down from 4.19 metres to 3.9 metres in 36 hours, and all being well, the flood water should recede considerably more before the predicted cold spell which is due to hit us next week.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to River Haiku

  1. Lovely verse. Lovely watercolor-like images.

  2. Barb Knowles says:

    Nice post. I have friends in Scotland who said this is the worst rain in years but finally got to see the sun. Beautiful photos. And yes, they say the chill is in the air.

    • We have been told by ‘old timers’ that this is not the highest the river has been. We’ve seen photos from 2007 when boats were berthed IN TREES and fields, yards away from their moorings and the riverbanks.

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