River Walk – What Lies Beneath

The seasonal changes on the river are one of the best pleasures of taking the river walk time after time. I know when I see this rock’s textured top, that a large boulder lies beneath the surface here. In summer I can walk to it, and with a bit of careful skill, find hand and footholds to climb upon it and sit for awhile. There’s a beautiful view up and down river from this spot that, in winter, is midstream.

DSCN8751These images are part of a series posted chronologically from one river walk on Jan 13/18. I wanted to take you along on this beautiful winter day and share what you might have stumbled upon if you were walking in my shoes. To take the whole walk, start with clicking on Along the Way and use right arrow or Older Posts button to scroll through them all. Or use the Search tool just below the posts to find Along the Way. I’ll keep adding images each day until we wander back home.


About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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6 Responses to River Walk – What Lies Beneath

  1. Clare Pooley says:

    How wonderful to get to know this river so intimately!

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  2. bluebrightly says:

    What a difference, summer to winter! The rivers are really flowing these days!

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    • Yes, my husband and I took a drive around the valley yesterday and crossed the different forks of the Snoqualmie in several places as well as driving alongside it at one point. Even though we’re used to high waters, we were both a bit alarmed at the rate of the flow. It’s crested now. I love the sound and can hear it in our house constantly right now.


      • bluebrightly says:

        You must have a truly wonderful situation, where you live. We go over to Duvall & Carnation regularly and one of the roads out that way was flooded a few weeks ago, probably still is.


        • Yes, we’re situated right next to the river, like you could put a very small house directly between us and it if the ground were level and you left no space between, but the terrain tier’s down with a significant slope to the riverbed, and the area for it to rise within is fairly wide. So even though it’s close and loud, I no longer feel threatened much when it rises. It was a bit scary in the big flood in 2009, but even then we weren’t truly threatened. It’s indeed wonderful, in the true sense of that word, to see and hear from a reasonably secure place.


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