River Walk – Waylaid

The light had truly fallen now, so I picked up the pace on the return trip along the river walk. The sun was completely behind the ridge, and thin clouds turned the sky a dirty white, like old linens, in the west. The river’s surface color changed too.

But there were still a few surprising and subtly beautiful sights to capture. This new log was waylaid on its journey downstream – caught in the last drop of the water level. After the huge swell and flooding in many areas this weekend, I’m wondering if this remnant of a tall tree moved on. I’ll have to go see.

DSCN8753These 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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2 Responses to River Walk – Waylaid

  1. Clare Pooley says:

    I have seen water change to this colour after sunset – a pewter shade of grey.

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    • Yes, I see it fairly often. All of the subtle and vivid colors that reflect on the water are one of the best parts for me of seeing the river from the house. Sometimes the yard can look a bit dreary under the shadows of the trees, but the sun might shine down into the river making it a bright blue or bright green, or my favorite – a mixture of both, like in the video link for the rushing water on the post a few days back. The bright green happens often in summer when the trees are full of leaves and the sunshine is plentiful.

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