Tuesday, January 6, 2009

river


You can't really know a river properly over a short time.  It takes years, maybe even decades, for it to reveal all of its faces, and all of its possibilities.



Because of our recent snowfalls and thaws and freezings, the river, which is across the road from us, and which we are lucky enough to drive along daily,  got very very high, and overflowed onto the river flats.  It really asserted itself this winter.  It was wonderful to see. 



There were even people skating on the river flats.  You see, our river isn't a virile rushing water source.  It's lazy.  It laughs, and purrs, and gurgles.  So it was lovely to see it expand its boundaries....


That's the beauty of a river, the fact that it's always changing, flowing, moving.  And at the risk of sounding overly fruit loopy, it's really a metaphor for life itself.   And the passage of time.   It's beautiful.  (And you also get to see amazing wildlife- you can spot geese, ducks, swans, herons, even a bald eagle nesting).  So you see what I mean when I say there's never a dull moment here in the country.  Especially if you have a river.

8 comments:

Tami said...

Oh you happy little fruit loop you! I agree, can I join you in the ceral bowl?

Sarah S. said...

I feel as if I am standing right there looking at it in person. It's lovely.

Leenie said...

Like they say, a river is never the same way twice. Hope it stays out of your basement, though.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Such a lovely and poetic post. Great shots, loved it.

Jen

LadyFi said...

Lovely meditative post - and that last photo is simply gorgeous!

Heidi the Hick said...

Your first sentence is a knockout!!!

Actually the whole post is quite perfect.

My in-laws house is on a river flat. I guess it seemed like a good idea in 1886... The whole low part of town got flooded last week! And then the river receded and just... lazed along like nothing ever happened...

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I love your fruit loopiness. I foten think alon the same lines, too, bu rarely share it for fear of people giving me "The Eyebrow".
lol!

Suck gorgeous photos, too.

~Lisa
aka~Rapunzle

Maria said...

Well I've gotten this far on catching up, love this post & I'm also a fruit loop, also look for sybolism & syncronicity in life.
Happy belated b'day, I too am a Capricorn,Jan 6 & also 40 something. I love the walks & journeys you take us on, I feel as if I'm there, such beautiful countryside & loving the animals, Scout (hope I got that name right) is such a character.