Thursday, May 31, 2012


In a world so typically fast paced and non-stop busy my family is somewhat of an anomaly. Instead of visiting Disney World, we visit Civil War battlegrounds. Instead of owning cell phones my girls own chickens. Instead of spending the day at the mall, we spend the day... on the river.

A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself. 
~ Laura Gilpin, The Rio Grande

I have never seen a river that I could not love. Moving water . . . has a fascinating vitality. It has power and grace and associations. It has a thousand colors and a thousand shapes, yet it follows laws so definite that the tiniest streamlet is an exact replica of a great river. ~Roderick Haig-Brown

My awesome Dad
My handsome hubby

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt—it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.
 ~ Hal Boyle

Riley Mae
Taylor (Perfectly Sensible Nonsense)
Jordan's... feet. (My Rainbow Veins & My Rainbow Veins)

Streams represent constant rebirth. The water flows in, forever new, yet forever the same; they complete a journey from beginning to end, and then they embark on the journey again. 
~Tim Palmer, Lifelines

Water is fluid, soft and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a                    rule, whatever is fluid, soft and yieldings will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. 
This is another paradox: What is soft is strong. 
~ Lao-Tzu, Chinese Philosopher (6th century B.C.),Tao Te Ching

Peace & Blessings ~ Melinda