Monday, July 22, 2013
Full moon over a full river
The thunderstorms on Friday left a lot of water on the ground and the Rideau River banks have since overflowed in places, which is unusual for midsummer. We walked out onto the boat launching dock in our park last night and I put a hand into the water which after the sunny day was as warm as water in a bath tub. Our walk had been longer than usual because we wanted to see how the flood had affected the Rideau Falls––we made a detour and saw the golden brown flood pouring over. The spray made a rainbow above the falls. The wind had dropped completely which made for perfect riverside conditions and the full moon, when it rose behind Cummings Bridge, was crystal clear. We'd seen the moon the night before as well, from the Minto Bridges, with families of geese swimming in a line in the moonlight, still awake.