Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kayak Journey


The water broke ever so gently as the kayak rounded the bend. A Great Blue Heron stood watching, hoping not to have to give up a good fishing spot. He tried to paddle as quiet and secretive so as not to disturb it, but eventually it flew off.  The fall colors dripped from the trees into the water providing a very colorful palette to take pictures of. He was amazed at the new reds and bronzes that were showing up and became lost in a colorful daydream. With each dip of the paddle a few drips landed on the other side, creating concentric waves to be carried across the lake. He thought of being in the ocean and watching wave patterns to catch the right one to surf into shore. When one sits like this, the waves may have started in far off lands to come and greet you on the shore. A Red-Breasted Woodpecker calling out coaxed him back to reality, and it was a nice for his thoughts to return to this tiny prairie lake. He came here often, always hoping to see a few friends and perhaps land a few nice fish. Today was  a relaxing day, a relief from  everyday confusion that had been set aside to enjoy a bit of nature. He glided up toward the bird's call and thanked the day for all of it's beauty and peace. His happiness was carried across the land, on a gentle prairie breeze.










19 comments:

  1. It is such a beautiful journey. One can feel the gentle course of the canoe in the water as the scenes are great.

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  2. Beautiful! Our leaves are all gone now, because of the hurricane winds.

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  3. What a lovely spot. A kayak is a great way to visit all those nooks and crannies of a lake would would otherwise be hidden from view. Thanks for sharing them this way.

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  4. Loved it, the trip. Always good stuff from you!

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  5. What wonderful colors you still have. We are down to the bone-like structure of the trees now. Beautiful images.

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  6. My goodness, Steve. These are spectacular. You've really outdone yourself with this one. I love that one of the yellow tree leaning out over the lake. So pretty.

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  7. Beautiful. Love the reflections in the water. Looks like it was a gorgeous day

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  8. You show some very brilliant fall colors . Awesome.
    It was nice to go along on your kayak trip.

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  9. Fantastic. I am envious of your kayak, and the prairie lake, and the fishing, and the autumn colours.

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  10. I needed that! Thank you



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  11. What beautiful photos... That looks so pleasant... I love the reflection ones --and all of the Autumn color.
    Betsy

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  12. You captured the world of kayaking perfectly. I love to kayak and the peaceful world it offers up.

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  13. Heavenly. We have a canoe, which is also lovely, although I think a kayak is even quieter, more secretive and closer to the water.

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  14. So serene. It's why I always loved canoeing. I wonder if 71 is too late to take up a kayaking career? :)

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  15. Lovely photos. Thanks for taking us. It's like you did all the work and we just floated along watching the scenery from your kayak. Ahhhhhh, luxurious...
    Let's go again! Say, maybe you could sing for us next time?

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  16. What fun to go kayaking. Great sights to see from the river-side.

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  17. Love the idea of your happiness being carried on a prairie breeze. I'm happy reading here :)

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  18. Georgeous photos! I'm surprised you didn't fall out of the kayak while you were engrossed with your camera.

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  19. A beautiful journey, thanks for inviting us along. Wonderful texture here in both you words and photographs!

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