April 17th, 2013

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The Grand River on Saturday

Flowing Onward

On Saturday, when I took some of the pictures in the previous post (DW), I'd been told by Mrs. Dr. Phil to vacate the house for an hour, or better an hour-and-a-half, while the decks were swabbed. That's why I had the Nikon D1, and with some time to wander and adequate, but not great light, decided to check on the flooding Grand River.


This is from LaMont on the Bluff, looking down on Grand River (distant) and its flood plain (foreground). (Click on photo for larger.)
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Closer to the water, this is where the Old M-45 river crossing used to be, before the new bridges and the Allendale boulevard construction. These properties always flooded in the past. There's a house and driveway in there somewhere. (Click on photo for larger.)
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Another view -- you can see the other end of Old M-45 on the other bank. It now has a parking area which I believe is used by the GVSU crew team. (Click on photo for larger.)
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When I got home, I was surprised to realize that the daffodils were seriously emerging. Not sure if any of the crocuses by the forsythia across the front yard are still there. Or whether we'll see any sign of the stunted tulip plants in this same patch. (Click on photo for larger.)
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Also, as of Tuesday, it's officially Spring as the peepers are making merry in the high waters of their swampy drain ditches and swamps.

Dr. Phil