Saturday, July 28, 2012

Ode to the mountain stream

I've always felt at home with water.  Water that moves. The sight and sound of it energizes me. It makes sense then, to have a pet that feels the same way.  P. seems to have the same love and swims easily in both salt or fresh.

Sitting beside a mountain stream and cooling some hike weary paws alongside the Tubal Cain Trail in the Buckhorn Wilderness.

Like the artery of life giving liquid through the forest falls the stream.

Sometimes barely skimming the rock and yet slippery to cross.

And in the time when the snow melts, misty air all around clears the senses. 
Crashing down in places like a salute to the change of seasons.

Or still enough to be a secret gathering place for green life to flourish.
A quiet caress of wonder.

Sifts, turns and swirls. Everywhere I look, the stream teaches the constant rhythm of time.  It only stays the same to the untrained eye.  Yet, I come back again and again, for some reason, needing to relearn this lesson.

So inspired, we went home and sat next to a pond with a waterfall.  It turns out there are some other little creatures who love the water as much as we do.

Hope your summer is progressing as you would like.  We'll write again soon...And a few parting shots...

For the love of the river and living life in the element!


Gary said...

Wow, he takes great shots!! Boom &n Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jessica @ YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner said...

I love rivers too. That is why I became a hydrologist. Chester and Gretel not so much.

Thanks for joining is for the blog hop. We look forward to seeing your black and white photos next Sunday (with no words please). We are still tweaking the rules a little so be sure to read them. They might be slightly different next week.

Scrappy said...

Beautiful photos!

Found you on the B&W hop!

Fun to make new furiends:)

Stop by sometime! I am a wee lil dog who lives for adventure!

Outdoor Dog's Blog said...

Thanks Gary. We loved your photos as well! Always interested in the photos from Canada.

Outdoor Dog's Blog said...

Hi There Scrappy! Thanks and nice to meet you. Looking forward to that B/w challenge hop! -P. & M.

Outdoor Dog's Blog said...

Hey J., Yep, me too. It will be my first blog hop, so I will have to spend some time figuring it out! Treats and licks to C. and G.

Anonymous said...

To say I love being around water, would be an understatement. Your images are beautiful!!
And that's great you got to meet Gretel and her mom. They are awesome!

Outdoor Dog's Blog said...

Hi ya Roxy, Thanks for the comment. Yep, we had fun meeting a friend who lives in our neighbor and someone we follow on Twitter. Amazing how that works. Have a gr8 day! -P. and M.