Watching the river flow by

We’ve had quite a bunch of rain and the creek is more of a river now. The view from our front yard…

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Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
― Lao Tzu

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33 thoughts on “Watching the river flow by

  1. I love the idea of a comfy blind to watch the creek go by. When I was young I had a patch of willows I would nest in and watch the fish and frogs come and go in our little lake. I long to recreate that…possibly more comfy to accommodate my aging bones πŸ™‚

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  2. Wow, that creek has really expanded with the rains. It is beautiful, Gunta, and the great blue heron, and the wilderness — so much abundance in your new home. And the quote is perfect, and so lovely.

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    • It’ll be fun once we actually move down there and get to relax and enjoy all this wilderness. Right next to us is tree farm which eventually bumps into the Rogue River-Siskiyou Nat’l Forest, but we’re still just a couple of miles from Gold Beach and the coast. I don’t know how we managed to stumble into this ideal spot. It HAS been a lot of work because the house and grounds were badly neglected (most of it done by Eric). We tend to go down there for 4 days, pretty much camp out (without internet access!!!) and work. Don’t know how much longer it’ll take before we actually pull up stakes here. We’re getting a bit long in the tooth to be pushing too hard! πŸ˜€ I often stay home to work on downsizing clutter because the house is quite a bit smaller than the current one.

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    • Eric is talking about setting up a blind with a comfy bench down there at the water’s edge. Should be fun! (without the alligators! At least my predators are furry!) πŸ˜€

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  3. The Lao Tzu quote is a good one these days! I think WA has surpassed the record for October rainfall…and it’s raining AGAIN right now! Yeesh. But it’s all good for the snow pack, right? And very cool for the creek-side wildlife watching, or just water watching, even if you’re not there and get it second hand. πŸ˜‰

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    • My search term for quotes lately has been ‘serenity’. It’s come up with some good ones!

      It’s a bright SUNNY day here. We’ve had sunshine for at least part of the day since Friday… I will do what I can to send some north to you! πŸ˜€ I was down south for some of that great sunshine. Got to spend some time just hanging out watching the river flow, but I don’t get as many opportunities to catch the wildlife. Eric is much better at it. He’s been into birds since he was a little kid and he gets up way earlier than I do most of the time. πŸ™‚

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    • You sure picked the wrong week for your trip. We had several weeks of solid rain… it was great to have it, but not such fun when you’re traveling. Then the sun broke out on Friday and we’ve had sun for a good part of the day ever since! Glad you enjoyed our lovely green regardless!

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  4. And what a lovely view it is too. that heron (?) looks remarkably like one of our Australian species. The river looks very high and fast flowing compared to the image of the kayak pulled up on the river bank you shared the other day.

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    • Yes, it’s one of our Great Blue Herons. Nice to know Australia has something similar. The river does come up pretty fast when we have some of the soaking rains we’ve had for the last couple of weeks. Our rain gage said it was roughly 8 inches of the wet stuff and it accumulates up in the hills and roars down past our house on out to the ocean. Summer is very nearly all dry, so the creek had a ways to go to come up like that. Luckily Eric is smart enough not to head out in the kayak when the river is up like in this shot.

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    • Actually, if you look at the watermark, it was captured by Eric. He’s been spending a lot more time down at the Creek house while I hold down the fort up here. He also gets up earlier than this night owl and catches more of the wildlife surrounding us.

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