A RIOT OF GREEN

We scooted over to our little piece of river yesterday.

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These were all taken on the banks of Aldrich Creek. It runs parallel the street on which we live.

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This little park is in Burriville, just over the Rhode Island border.

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A pretty piece of waterway and right now, it’s a riot of green.



Categories: Blackstone River, Blackstone Valley, Dams and Waterfalls, Nature, Photography, river, Summer, Water

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  1. Wooow… This water looks so… inviting
    I am craving water, both to drink and to swim in – because of the hot hot temperatures here… This looks like an ideal place to just rest…… 🙂

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    • I don’t think the water is safe for swimming, probably because of the snapping turtles and other critters. But it is a lovely place to relax, go rowing or fishing, or just picnic under the trees 🙂

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      • mg that actually made me laugh because I imagined turtles snapping out of water (I don’t know what snapping means, so I imagine them jumping from water) 😀
        Ugh, I agree… Relaxing in the nature is the best. But only when I don’t forget my mosquito repelent XD

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        • Snapping turtles have sharp beaks and live in all our lakes and streams. They grow from itty bitty turtles to monsters of over a hundred pounds. They think a dangling toe looks yummy 🙂 And they have the power to eat that toe, too.

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            OMG…. Yeah I bet… Ok, no swimming for me… Did you know that turtles have the strongest bite, stronger even than white shark’s and a lion’s?

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            • Yes but even the biggest ones aren’t quite as huge as even a small shark. A toe. Not your whole body 🙂

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              • Hahaha you are right… 😀 But I was just talking about the intensity of a bite, I watched a documentary where they had a sensor and gave all kind of different animals to bite it and it would measure the strength. The strength of white shark is not so much his bite, but the four I think rows of sharp teeth that would not let go and the movement he does with his body (goes frantically left-right) that makes him so deadly.

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                • I wouldn’t swim in that river myself. It has a current — and I’m not such a strong swimmer. And then there are the turtles. Not friendly little turtles from a children’s books. Nasty, bad-tempered turtles and a lot of them 🙂

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  2. Serenity personified! Is that Garry?

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  3. Beautiful. I am imagining falling asleep under a shady tree.

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  4. The photos are simply wonderful. Sheen.

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  5. Amazing green- thanks for sharing 😀

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  6. I used to be able to squat like that Garry. Now, I fear, it would would be a one way move that would require a crane to get me back up. 🙂

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    • I think the squatting may have helped because he was limping when we started, but looked better when we were done.

      If I get down on the ground, you need the Jaws of Life to get me back up.

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    • It usually catches up with me later in the day, Bob. But it’s still nice to be able to do those things.

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      • While stationed in Kunsan, Korea I learned a local custom known as a Kimchi Squat where you sit down so close to the ground your butt is touching the back of your heels. The natives can sit this way for hours. I was 22 at the time and could manage for a few minutes. The ceiling in Korean homes were so low you had to squat. There were few chairs.

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  7. Yea, you said it, Riot of green indeed, how many shades!!!

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  8. Beautiful! It doesn’t look real. If not for the touches of blue and white, I would have guessed the colors were manipulated.

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    • Thank you.. It really looks like that. Incredibly green. I think I said something to Garry along the lines of “It’s really GREEN out here today.” I actually turned the saturation down a bit. It looked almost surreal. The water looks green because it’s reflecting the surrounding trees. In the fall, the water is autumn leaf colored 🙂

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