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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

River View

Across the street from my home is a tranquil river. If you stand at the end of my driveway, lean left 90 degrees and look between two trees, you can see it. Sort of a river view, I guess!


In the mornings I love to walk with our dog, Tucker, stealing away to the river before the house rises. Canadian geese reside all along the river’s shore. In fall, you can watch local high school crew teams steadily race the length of the river out to the bay. In summer, my children snapper fish and catch crabs.

In winter, it is a solitary place. I love looking at the boats and their nonactivity. In their berths, they await the sailing party to begin.



The river is still, except for these two swans that crisscross each other’s paths as they swim towards me.

Is it my imagination or do you see a heart shape in their wake?


How appropriate for Valentine's Day! They must know true love! Enjoy the day with your loved ones! These two certainly are!


26 comments:

Adrienne said...

I love early morning walks before the rest of the world is awake. And to be by the river would be wonderful.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. We had a fantastic time at the beach. My little mother enjoyed every minute of her birthday weekend away. We made many happy memories!
~Adrienne~

kelly said...

What a lovely view!

the feathered nest said...

What a beautiful place! I'm always drawn to the water. It must be a lovely walk. We have a pond in the center of town that I like to walk my dog Maxie around. Of course, there are no boats or crew teams, but there is a lovely fountain and lots of geese.

Manuela

Alison Gibbs said...

There is nothing like an early morning walk. So quiet and peaceful before the rush of life.
Alison

Firefly Hill said...

Hi Tara,

I love swans and yes it does look like a heart in their wake! How lovely to have a river so close to your home. We used to live on LI too, on the north shore near the sound.

Annie

p.s. kale can be served as a side dish.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

That is just too too sweet. I think the wakes that follow the ducks and geese in the water are fascinating. You can just imagine how fast their little feet are paddling under water. ~ Lynn

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

HOw lucky, what a beautiful place to live! Life always feels more peaceful on the water.

Gina said...

What a gorgeous little part of the world you live in!! The swans are so beautiful and yes I see the heart!.. Happy Valentines Day :O)

Brenda said...

Wow what an awsome veiw. So peaceful.Enjoyed the photos.

A Romantic Porch said...

What a very beautiful posting for the day. Your blog inspires me! Thank you for dropping by my porch. I hope you will visit again soon.

annechovie said...

Tara, I really enjoyed these photos! What beautiful swans.

GardenGoose said...

love the swans. so pretty! I have a pair of Peking ducks..I guess that's pretty close to owning my own swans..ha.
thy are sweet little critters too and are quite the pair.
thanks for stopping by my blog. Very much appreciated your visit. Come on by anytime.

GardenGoose said...

p.s. have added you to my blog friends list.:0)

Cottage Contessa said...

Lovely post Tara, made me feel calm and tranquil just reading it. I love living near the water too, there's just something about the water that's good for the soul! Happy Valentines Day sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Tracy said...

An early morning walk...nothing like it...and it looks lovely where you are! Swans for love's holiday--perfect. Wishing you & yours happiness celebrating love--Happy Valentine's Day ((HUGS))

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Tara, What a beautiful part of the world you live in, so peaceful, lucky Tucker! Perfect love symbols are the swans, inseparable :) Happy Valentines Day Tara, we hope you have a beautiful day! Jenn and Jacqui

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a beautiful place to enjoy a walk. Those swans are beautiful! Happy Valentines Day to you!
Penny

Mary said...

Oh Tara, what a lovely setting! the swans instantly reminded me of the Yeats poem, "The Wild Swans at Coole." Do you know it?

"Unwearied still, lover by lover,
They paddle in the cold,
Companionable streams or climb the air;
Their hearts have not grown old..."

Have a wonderful Valentine's day!
xoxo,
Mary

Mockingbird Hill said...

Beautiful pictures...I am such a sucker for the overcast, gray days...makes it look dreamy!

Happy Valentine's Day to you & yours...

Cassie

Oliver Rain said...

Lovely view. Anything view involving water is wonderful! Happy Valentine's Day!

Holly (Nickname) said...

What a beautiful and relaxing little corner of the world you live in...so serene!! Happy Valentine's Day!!!
xxxooo Ruth

Kari & Kijsa said...

Happy Valentines Day from our hearts to you!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a fantastic place to live. I can just imagine walking by that tranquil setting every morning....sigh.... :-) Rosie

Deb said...

What a gorgeous spot! Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day.

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Oh, such lovely serene pictures.
Alexandra

She'sSewPretty said...

What a beautiful place for a walk. Aren't you lucky? Thank you for dropping by my blog. I'm enjoying my visit to yours!