on rivers, on Earth Day

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To me, rivers have always been extraordinary things. A bit like living creatures. I mean, take a lake. It just is. Just sparkles in the sun and gently laps at the edge and stays in place in a dip in the Earth. But a river is so different. It’s alive. It rushes and bubbles and twinkles and swirls…and tantalises with river music; you know the kind? There’s a mystery about rivers, isn’t there? I mean, does anyone ever wonder where a lake comes from? But a river is different. Perhaps it starts with a drop on some spongy wet moss, too soaked to contain that drop, which drips on and joins a few other drops from a dripping cedar bough, which forms a tiny trickle somewhere up high in a mountain, and that trickle, full of collected drips wends its way to where you stand, polishing and tumbling stones, sustaining forests, creatures, giving life. I’m always mesmerized by rivers.

I think that life flows like a river. Sometimes it is calm and twinkling, and sometimes it’s at such a torrid rush that it sweeps us off our feet.


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  1. Christie says:

    Such beautiful observations!

  2. lovely … i also loved loved loved your IG video!

  3. Veronica, I absolutely agree! I am in love with rivers, and shots like you took–looking down/up the river, where you can’t see the end, what is around that bend? :-) Your words were inspired and lovely, big smiles and a few splashes of that sparkly water :-)

    • Veronica says:

      Thank you Sara, I know you’re my kindred spirit sister. 😀 There’s a big ravine with a suspended bridge further up the river. It gets a bit wilder and has deeply cut groves in the rocks which pool water and are a heaven to swim in in hot weather. 😀 Here’s a link to the part of the river which has a park: http://lynncanyon.ca

  4. This looks like a very peaceful river. I would enjoy spending time here.

    • Veronica says:

      I think you would Ida. Robert says I should make a point of walking here and stopping here every day. :)

  5. Catherine says:

    IG video?????? X

    • Veronica says:

      It’s an iPhone social media called Instagram. If you click on the blue box with the two blue circles in it on the side, you’ll see my Instagram feed. :) x

  6. I really like rivers as well. What beautiful pictures of glistening water! (I also like the heart rock at the end.)

  7. I am drawn to water of any kind, the sound, the movement, the sparkle, the life! I spent the whole afternoon today near water in our dugout. The frogs were talking to each other and ducks were swimming happily. I will be posting the photos tomorrow. Too tired tonight!

  8. Just catching up with you Veronica!
    Wow – you have been so busy – where do you find the time to blog?
    I’m so happy that you do though :)
    Your bird ring is a cutie – you can’t go wrong with a silver bird or two in the hand now can you?

    • Veronica says:

      Hi Joanne 😀 I know, life is a bit fast right now. I’m really enjoying the silversmithing though. 😀

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