Monday, September 1, 2014

"Riffles"

Riffles, those wonderful runs of water that move over fine and coarse stones. In the sunlight the water seems to sparkle and shimmer like crystals. They may be shallow and they may be deep but they do all have that ability to clean the water and to oxygenate it giving freshness to those inhabitants of these special areas of a river.

We too take a page from the story of "riffles" as we move through life and most are the better for it. We start our journey at a fast pace, fresh and clean. There will be many boulders that will be in our lives and with help we can overcome these boulders. There will be those times when we will no longer rush and crash over the stones but instead flow at a more smooth and even pace, often seemingly coming to a stop. It is at these times when we can look upon the "riffles" and pause to see what has taken place and find so much comfort.

As I look over the many beautiful "riffles", slow thoughtful times as water under a bridge, and those meadows and mountains that have been crossed. I now find comfort in life as I find it in a bowl of chicken soup. "Riffles"








21 comments:

  1. Brk Trt,
    I really like this blog entry. The photos a really great!! The one with the covered bridge peeking thru as well as the one with the stone wall are dandy's The last one with the mug of hearty chicken soup is a delicious way to end a day.............Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      That bridge is in New Hampshire, we paid visits to several of them that day.
      You can't beat chicken soup for making you feel good.

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  2. waxing philosophical. nice. and i LOVE that stone fence!!

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    1. TexWisGirl,
      Thanks.
      Teresa you would have loved that farm. I'll post some more photos of it at a later time. Some real vintage barns.

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  3. Thank you Alan. I took this post as a personal motivator.

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    1. Howard,
      Thanks.
      Please tell me it was the chicken soup that was the key.
      Have a good day Howard.

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  4. Very nice post. I like when we can relate aspects of fishing to the moments of our lives.

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    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks.
      Chris I remember a saying somewhere that said "fishing is life"

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  5. Wow, you hit the nail right on the head with this post.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      There are times when that happens, not often mind you.
      Thanks buddy.

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  6. Peace is where you find it...................................

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    1. pondstalkerblog,
      Thanks.
      Mel that is so very true.

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  7. Wise words beautifully written and photographed. Thanks.

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    1. Michael Curry,
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      That's a very kind comment Mike, thanks.

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    1. Jim Yaussy Albright,
      Thanks.
      I appreciate it especially from a guy who has put forth many such thoughts.
      Thanks Jim.

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  9. Alan
    A bowl of hot chicken soup and reminiscing about beautiful riffles, for sure a relaxing time. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      Indeed Bill indeed.

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  10. We are all riffling thru life..for sure..

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      Lets hope the stones do no damage.

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