Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Kayaking on the river on a Sunday Afternoon

We went kayaking on Sunday. I looked at my list of chores which included: laundry , and changing winter clothes to summer clothes closet, and some clean up and gardening. DH suggested kayaking on the river, and since he does all the hard work of putting the kayaks on the car and getting all the stuff together - I said Sure, ok.

It was glorious. I always forget how calming it is to be out on the river, watching wildlife and paddling along with no destination. I bring my little point and shoot camera and take one picture after the other. Some are wobbly as I drift by with no focus, and some come out glorious.

This one is just a river reflection, I was actually trying to take a picture of that little red leave thing.
A quiet inlet

The hill - which in summer is totally green and in the fall is glorious green, red, orange.
Mr Box Turtle stayed on his perch long enough for me to take his picture.

You can't really see the vibrancy of these green leaved bushes, but they are all wild mountain laurel - they'll be gorgeous and in bloom in a few months.
This old sign post caught my eye from across the pond, and as I got closer I noticed the face like coloring. What do you think? It is a sign from somewhere? Joe the Farmer or someone higher up in the world, or other world. ?
When we got home this Tom was pecking up insects in our yard - he ran away and fanned his tail a bit and I didn't want to chase and stress him.
lovely hot summer like Sunday.

NOW the chores....

17 comments:

Artist Unplugged said...

These are wonderful photos! Sounds like a very relaxing time! Love the wildlife shots and the water looks so sparkly!!

MuseSwings said...

Glad you skipped the chores - at least for a while to enjoy the beautiful day! Thank you for taking us along. That turkey ran home to check his calendar -to see how long it is until November...
My word verification is anting. We go fishing and birding, why not anting?

sukipoet said...

chores are for the winter or the evening. i love that first photo esp. magical. the river looks so peaceful a place to be. glad you got outside on these glorious days.

soulbrush said...

oh ms em and mr tee, so lovely doing this and romantic too i think, stuff the chores!!

Lynn said...

Mim, that top photo looks like a watercolor painting to me...and the others so still and beautiful too...sweet little turtle posing as well. You make it look so inviting. My DH would love me to do this but I am too afraid of toppling over into the water so won't. Nice to go on the ride with you though!

Thanks for your card order today too. ;-)

ElizT said...

Nice.

Michele said...

You live in such a beautiful place : )

katie jane said...

Mim, this sounds like a wonderful way to spend a weekend. How relaxing. Loved the photo tour.

kj said...

oh mim, i can feel this. i don't kyak alot, but every time i have it's this zen experience--the sounds, the glisten, the quiet movement of the paddle.

your shots are beautiful. i needed to relax abit right now, and this did it for me!

love
kj

Renee said...

Mim I love how that sounds. Small miracles.

Yes. xoxoxo

That picture of the man's face is so neat.

Love Renee xoxo

Jude said...

Cor, brilliant I loved that, thank you. It's been along time since I was on the water/sea

differenceayearmakes said...

Perfect, absolutely perfect, way to spend your day !

Debra Kay said...

Does anyone else see the "owl" rising up behind the red leaf?

Mim said...

oh my gosh Deb - you're right!

studio lolo said...

Okay, first thing I did was go to see the owl Debra Kay mentioned. Uh...didn't see him Deb, Sorry!

Have I told you before that I live vicariously though you and your outdoor adventures? I do. And I consider myself an outdoor person but not it a sports way. I envy your life Mim. Lucky you! At least when I visit I get to go along for the ride.

Mim said...

Lolo - check out the river reflection picture - that is the one Deb means and yup - he's there!
I tried to take a video for you and post it here but the camera was sideways and I have't figured out how to get the video to show right. When I figure it out - I'll post it.

KJ - I love kayk.

And yes...it was relaxing.

marianne said...

Wow must be great kayaking past all these things, you have a different view on nature and wildlife this way! no wonder you love to do this.....