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swedishbadgergirl  ·  1142 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 15, 2019

Yesterday I went for a swim in the river for the first time this year. It is now officially summer. I am honestly going around quite giddy at the fact that it's warm out, and I can go swimming outside. So life is good. I am looking forward to spending hours beside the river reading, listening to podcasts and drawing.

In weird news - a tree that I last year needed a rope to climb on to and didn't reach the water from was this year under water and at about the same level as my head. Can a tree sink? Is that a thing that can happen? The water level is about the same - maybe even lower - but large parts of the tree is just... under water?

birchbarkcanoe  ·  1141 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm so intrigued by your sinking tree! I guess that could happen if there was a significant change in the riverbank. Sometimes in areas affected by earthquakes there are a bunch of petrified trees that somehow remain standing despite drastic changes in the surface they're growing on (on the order of meters).

Maybe it was once perched on a big rock that somehow got dislodged? Ice is a pretty powerful force when it comes to changes in the ground.

In any case, yay for the first swim of summer!! Everything's so green and bright now, I can't wait for my local water bodies to be warm enough for that first swim!

goobster  ·  1142 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The tree is under water? Did the riverbank subside?

swedishbadgergirl  ·  1142 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't know really? The place looks the same to me, except that the tree is like, more than a meter lower than before? the majority of the tree is still above water, but a whole big branch that was above the water before is now below it.. The tree is still alive and looks stable enough so I am just very confused about the whole thing. I noticed that the tree seemed very low earlier but I couldn't really get in the water and investigate until now.