Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Roiling River

SNOW!  We had about four inches of it last night, following a day-long rain.  Today, despite cold temperatures, a bright sun made short work of that snow, adding the snowmelt to an already close-to-overflowing Hudson River.  I drove along Spier Falls Road at Moreau today and discovered my favorite little island was well submerged beneath roiling, rushing water.

Here's a photo of that same little island in calmer waters.  (I took this photo on January 17 this year.)

The river was powerfully plunging over Spier Falls Dam, pounding with explosive force and a mighty roar on the rocks below.  The juxtaposition of all this raging water next to the No Swimming sign gave me a bit of a chuckle.


DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful scenery, the snow seems to be hanging on for some this year. Hopes yours disappears soon.

suep said...

I stopped there briefly in the morning, the water was a bit lower but there was still snow in the trees - beautiful !
Think what it was like before the dams