Monday, January 02, 2012

A river runs through it


Meandering
Somewhere over southwestern Ontario, March 2011
About this photo: It's Thematic's "favorites-of-the-year" fest, and you're all invited. Click here.
Sometimes circumstances force you to take a picture rather quickly without taking the time afterward to savor it. You grab it, leave it on your memory card, and move on to whatever else happens to be grabbing for your attention - like, in this case, the flight attendant waving at me to put my stuff away in preparation for landing.

When I finally got around to backing the picture up, I felt more than a little humbled. At first glance, this is a simple late-winter scene of the landscape that surrounds my city. But it isn't really all that simple. It's a reminder of the incredible forces around us that shape our world, and the inspiring artwork of nature that results from processes born millions of years before we existed. If only we take the time to notice.

Your turn: Where does this river lead?

9 comments:

Tabor said...

Nicely done. I like what you said and it is so true.

sage said...

We humans, with our boundaries, are so square. Nature likes to swrill around and mix things up. My rivers take me downstream :)

Judy (kenju) said...

Ultimately, to the ocean. I love the branching of streams and rivers as seen from above.

Bob Scotney said...

Lonely rivers run to the sea, to the sea.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

It leads to the living as well as what was...

Michael Manning said...

First things first, Carmi: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Ihad to look at this excellent photograph several times before I processed it. Reminded me of Joni Mitchell's song River! Herbie Hancock has also commented onthat song and this photo brought that compositionback to mind!

Imaginography said...

Nice shot. The river doesn't care where it is going, it just keeps flowing :)

Bobkat

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

LOVE this shot, thank you for posting it

Catherine said...

I love that photo, it's beautiful