Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The River Is Wide....


Do you remember Eva Cassidy's rendition of the song, "The River is Wide"?

The River is wide I cannot get over
And neither have I wings to fly
Give me a boat that can carry two
And both shall row my love and I

Those lyrics were my first thoughts when I decided to go down to the river and photograph it.


This is a river that I cross every time I make a trip into town to the north of the farm, or when I travel east. That is because this river threads through many small towns around me.


I never take the river for granted, but turn to look when I cross over. It reminds me of the twists and turns that a single life encounters.... much like mine.


There is a very peaceful feeling of the river today, as the water barely moves downstream. When the weather changes to rain, the river takes on a much more turbulent look and it rises quickly. Before it was tamed with the Colorado River Authority, it would do a lot of damage as it reached out beyond it's banks.






As the trains leave town, they also must cross the river. You can see the train bridge in the background.










One lone fisherman sits at the edge of the river.....I wonder if he feels the peace of the river as I do today?

Wishing you a peaceful week,
Meggie Mac

23 comments:

  1. What a beautiful, but poignant, posting. Peace, but also sadness... I love the music of Eva Cassidy and have several of her cd's. Wonderful photographs.x

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    1. Hello Elaine...I always appreciate you comments. Sometimes it is the words not written that are so loudly spoken. Rivers evoke many emotions. The water looked rather sandy the day I was there. Later in the summer, it will become very clear.

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  2. And I wonder if I feel the peace of that Colorado River....
    You are living in a wonderful part of the world...

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    1. Beck, it was so quiet the day I photographed....so peaceful! I'm glad you are feeling it.

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  3. A lovely post! The building by the lake in my post today is a boat house. The rowing boats could be stored under the arches and the room to the side was for maintenance. All the best, Jx

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    1. Thanks for telling me about the boat house. It is a beautiful photo on your blog today. Thank you for looking at my Texas river.

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  4. Wonderful and peaceful pictures, Meggie. A lovely place to visit and stay a while to enjoy the atmosphere.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. It was in the high 70's...a perfect temperature for a close look at the river. Later in the summer, it will be entirely too hot to stand in the sun.

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  5. Amazing photos and lyrics from one of my favorite songs. My cat, Bailey (yes, he loved it) and I would watch "River Wild" with Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon over and over again just to hear the song at the end. I finally bought the CD!
    I'm drawn to your blog because you observe Nature in all its beauty--something everyone should take time to do. <3Susan

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    1. I tried playing the song on my guitar during my "Eva Days". Thank you for the sweet words today. I never know where the photos will take me. I photograph in big groups and then, just let the words follow.

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  6. Beautiful pictures, so peaceful, and yes the river is wide.

    Hugs
    Elna

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    1. And the river is sometimes "wild". It was a beautiful day to photograph it.

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  7. Love your green trees along the river and how did I miss the frog!

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    1. Isn't the very green frog gorgeous!

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  8. Scary pictures for me as I have a phobia of bridges. I certainly couldn't live where you do if it meant constantly having to cross a bridge!

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    1. Oh no, Scarlet...I believe I could show you the long way around. I have actually ridden my bike over it, very early in the morning before any traffic. What do you think of that?

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  9. Very peaceful. Nothing like sitting on a bank by a lazy river.

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    1. I have that same feeling with my stock pond in the back pasture.

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  10. I really dont like crossing over bridges and seeing deep water under them either, I think it could freak me out a bit.We honeymooned partly at Niagara Falls and I was terrified getting close up but I had to do it and it was awesome.The river does look wonderful though.But then again, it was very peaceful when you took the pictures.

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    1. To tell you the truth, Anne, I did think twice about venturing down to the river edge alone. Finally, I got the courage...and, look at the amazing photos I was able to take. Look at the bridge reflection in the water.

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  11. That reminds me of a river near here. Beautiful pictures.

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    1. Thanks Debbie...I remember a vacation in your beautiful home state of North Carolina. Black Mountain, Asheville, and the Biltmore.

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  12. Hi Meggie, these are beautiful photos. I would love to cross that bridge. I love Eva Cassidy and have all her cds. Her voice was amazing. Lots of love xxx

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