The river seems to always be in view from the trail. She meanders along the base of the ancient mound, bearing witness to history. She has always been there. She will always be there. She speaks of her immortality as she sings the song of rushing water. The river has befriended the locals since there were locals. The Hopewell, the Settlers and the Ohioans have all been her friends. And as the snow fell, extending her life once again, she didn’t seem tired or bored. She seem to beckon still. “Hello new friends.” “Come talk, I’ve stories to tell.”
I love the stark beauty of winter out in nature’s wonderland. So full of hope and moments for reflection.
Agree Tom. Thanks.
Very atmospheric pictures! Which camera did you use to take them?
Beautiful photos; beautiful place. I’ll bet it’s even lovelier in green!
Probably so. We’ll see in the spring. 🙂
I love the introduction you wrote at the beginning. It really captures the essence of rivers and their connection to our society. As usual, your pictures are amazing.
Thank you. 🙂
The river that flowed silently with waves as its partners, rippling for miles and miles, passed the bare trees , felt the cold breeze, met a bundled up me and went around ..losing no time…leaving no ground..it passed silently, whispering tales of yesterday …
Great job. Thanks Kalabalu.
I really need to get out more
I feel that way too. 🙂
One of my goals in life man and it seems that I am finally making some progress on those things haha.
thx again for some beautiful photos. We have ancestors on my husband’s side that pioneered parts of Ohio. Once county in particular was Stark County. I was just wondering how close you were to that area. I do not know where Warren is. thx
I believe that Stark county is north of here. Maybe Canton area. I am in the southwestern part of the state. Warren county is the county northeast of Cincinnati and southeast of Dayton. I live 20 miles from both Dayton and Cincinnati.
Blistery day … and cold … well captured. Know those days too well. We had some sunny and stunning days, for 3 days .. but no more snow – sure it will come. Audience – my pick!
I love water, and you captured it beautifully. thx!!!
A wintry wonderland that you’ve captured so beautifully. I particularly love the first photo.
Thanks Angeline. 🙂
Love the sight of a river, no matter what time of year. I wrote a poem on the river 20+ years ago. It’s around here somewhere. As always, great pics!
I’d love to read it Kathy. 🙂
These gorgeous images bring a sense of perspective to crazy lives in a big city. Suddenly I feel calm and relaxed!
Thanks. London is magnificent though! 🙂
What a beautiful display of Winter Wonderland.
Thanks so much. 🙂
as always…perfectly done!
Thanks Heather… I bet it’s cold up there. It’s supposed to be the coldest in two years here tonight.
welcome…yes bitterly cold…over night with the wind chill -44F …that should be our January freeze. stay warm…
always great pictures!
Thanks Albert. 🙂
I love ENTRANCE. Makes me want to write a poem about it.
Very Nice pictures as always Seth! Keep up the great work!
Thanks! Glad you like them. 🙂
I absolutely love these. I grew up in Midwest and these always make me think of “home”.
A snowy day on the river. Great photos!!
Great shots! It’s fun to get out in the snow!!
Thanks so much. :P)
It was and is Jessica. Thanks.
Hi! Beautiful but I can feel the coldness – looks so much as in our ‘summer’ place in Finland! Your header is amazing – I love colours!
Sunny wishes from Greece!
Thanks. Glad you like Teje.
Brrrr it looks so cold!!! But beautiful and still
Thanks Leisa, It was a tad bit cold.
Thank you for the compliment.
Your pictures truly capture the cold of the day. I like it. I several things about this post actually I love that you refer to the river as an individual instead of a thing and I love that she is a she and that she will always be here. I hope so.
Thanks. 🙂 Glad you like my words too.
Yes. River goddess-oracle. You got it right. Pictures are wonderful as usual. The snow visited the landscape in just the right ways–how lovely. Thanks for visiting my post again, also.
Welcome Cynthia and thanks to you as well for your lovely comment.
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Ah i’m freezing just looking at these pictures! It looks SO cold and there is something about this place. It’s so pretty yet so scary at the same time.
It wasn’t scary in person but I can see that it could be perceived as such.
Rivers are my favorite places. They offer so many sensory pleasures! But it sure looks coooold there! Brrrrrr!
Yes, my dogs love the river area too. 🙂
I feel the cold too. Great pictures!!
Thx. It was so cold.
You’re a better man than I… I do not like going out with my camera when it is cold.
Me neither John but I braved it just for you. 😉
You’ve inspired me! I created my first picture blog today. Nothing professional, but it is fun!
Great! Glad I inspired you.
A beautiful place!
Yes it is. :P)
beautiful. water is a soothing element. i long to see it again. as misfortune would have it, we have always lived in suburban and urban zones: i once lived by the corner of two gray, smelly, crowded and busy streets. we moved when i was four, and now i live near the intersection of a four-lane street. i dislike my surroundings. there is but a filthy river and a polluted wood far away, a field of grass on school grounds, killed by the young, careless children. this is the closest i have to nature. that is why i savor my tree, and nature. it cannot last forever.
you’re welcome. to tell the truth, i exaggerated it a little. but when my brother’s around, it is pretty awful. 😉
I love this!