Sunday, September 7, 2008

A Boat Ride on the River

Last Sunday, a day equally as beautiful weather-wise as today, W.P. and I went out on the boat to explore the river that surrounds us - the mighty Connecticut.

Along the bank

I found this formation of bark jutting out of the rock interesting

We saw a great blue heron
and later when we stopped to eat our picnic lunch, a dragonfly landed on my knee

The French King Bridge
(It was named after the nearby French King Rock, a geological formation in the river but no one seems to know which French king it was named after or why.)

We love the silhouttes of so many dead branches than hang from the bank over the water. Sometimes the one below is covered with birds.

W.P. ever on the lookout for birds and other animals. He's almost always the first in any group of people to spot the critters.


An island of grass

Time to go home


  1. I lvoe the views on a river. Sometimes I wish I could live on a riverboat. I wish there was a river in our city (it would be prefect if there were one).

  2. beautiful. we have 3 rivers here so rivers have always just been in me. i love them but i steeer clear of boats most times. i can't swim and i float about as good as a boulder! : (

  3. what lovely photos

    must have been a wonderful day

    I love that the dragonfly knew it was OK to hang with you

  4. Lovely photos - thanks for taking us on your trip.

    I love W.P.'s hair!

  5. Great photos! It looks like it was a fantastic outing. I can't believe you get to look at that everyday!

  6. Beautiful pictures! How lucky for you to have the dragonfly join you. And how wonderful to have someone who spots the animals and birds right away.

  7. Steve: He does have great hair. It used to be very blond and mostly looks silver now but also occasionally looks like a mixture of gold and silver. I've never seen anyone with hair like his.

    Ed: We are very lucky to live here and we don't take a minute of it for granted.

    Everyone: it makes me happy that you enjoyed the photos. Thank you!

  8. What beautiful country you live in. That's a great way to spend the afternoon.

  9. and the best part was obviously when the dragonfly landed on your knee! :)

  10. Lovely pics. I saw the the pic of the bark to look like a happy rhino smiling as you passed by.

    The photo of the bridge is beautiful.

  11. Yes, the dragonfly was definately a highlight. :-)

    Poetryman: that bridge never ceases to impress me. I'll be photographing it from the top, during foliage season. People come from far and wide to rubberneck the scenery. It's so gorgeous here in Autumn.


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