Too many times we stand aside and let the waters slip away
’til what we put off ’til tomorrow has now become today
so don’t you sit upon the shoreline and say you’re satisfied
choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance the tide…
Garth Brooks/ The River
Hello everyone! How about this weather in the midwest? It feels like May has arrived early. Very mild temps and lots of sunshine. I definitely have “River Fever”. I can hear it calling my name.
Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper I have been drawn to the river. It is a place where I can go and relax and recharge at the same time. It is a great place for photographers and artists to attempt to capture the beauty of nature. Time spent at the river will mend a broken heart and help a person to deal with the death of a person close to them. The perfect place to meditate, clear your head, and do nothing at all. A place to take the family and enjoy time spent together.
I am an avid fisherman and kayaker. I love spending time on the river in my yak and fishing. Some days I even put bait on the hook. I usually fish using an ultra light rod and reel with 4 pound test line.
I love the mystique of the river. When I float and fish a new section of river my mind begins to wander, what is around the bend? How deep is the water. Who has been here before me. Did early settlers use this river? etc..
My favorite time on the river is night time for sure. You aren’t living until you have been serenaded by a bunch of chirping crickets and croaking frogs with a beaver keeping time with the rhythm by slapping its tail on the water and the distant howling of the coyotes. Natures own natural choir. The stars twinkle bright and sometimes you get to see a shooting star. The river takes on a whole new life when the sun sets and darkness falls upon the river.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. If you haven’g taken the time to explore the rivers I hope I have piqued your interest to do so. Be kind to one another, share the love and God Bless you one and all.