on rivers, on Earth Day
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.
Such beautiful observations!
Aw, thank you Christie. 😀 Big hugs.
lovely … i also loved loved loved your IG video!
Thank you so much Daryl. I’m really enjoying IG, when I remember it. 🙂
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 🙂
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
Ida P. Krause
This looks like a very peaceful river. I would enjoy spending time here.
I think you would Ida. Robert says I should make a point of walking here and stopping here every day. 🙂
IG video?????? X
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
Ah! I see! what a treasure trove of images and clips – lovely :-)) XX
Jennifer J. Chow
I really like rivers as well. What beautiful pictures of glistening water! (I also like the heart rock at the end.)
Thank you so much Jennifer. 😀
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!
Me too Renee! I’m coming over to catch up. 😀
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?
Hi Joanne 😀 I know, life is a bit fast right now. I’m really enjoying the silversmithing though. 😀