There’s something very special about being on the water at dawn.
Continue reading “A Beautiful Start”
Looking over the gunwale of my canoe I’m struck by the peace, quiet and stillness of the scene. My paddle, the clouds, trees and even power lines are all clearly visible in the slow, calm water just inches below me. Continue reading “A Simple Gift Over The Gunwale”
Here’s my submission for this week’s photo challenge: Textures.
Continue reading “Heron Feather On Stone”
A Great Blue Heron was flying up the Rivanna River as friends and I were floating the down it. Continue reading “Watching Over The River”
This tree trunk is an example of the ever changing nature of rivers. Continue reading “The Ever Changing River”
Sunrise on the river is one of my favorite ways to start the day. When the water is calm it’s hard to image a more peaceful place. Approaching the river fills me with a sense of wonder and a profound appreciation of what lies ahead. Soon I’ll be out there among the herons and geese.
The light begins to fade at the end of a day of paddling.
I love this picture because it’s completely candid and you can see the authentic happiness in the faces of these guys. Even though you can’t see much of his face, you can tell the man on the right has a big smile.
Two friends head down river at the end of a day of paddling.
My friends I and were on a multiday canoe trip on the Rappahannock River in July. One evening we rounded a bend in the river to see massive storm clouds building down river. Fortunately the storm took an alternate course and we were spared scrambling ashore to wait it out.