Thursday, July 23, 2009

Either Oar?


The hot summer weather in Bend, Oregon has brought many people to the Deschutes River to enjoy its cool waters. In the above picture these folks have left the lazyboy, television and bingo behind and wedged into kayaks. Along with the young couples and children on the river, mom and pop have glided downstream at their own tempo, spinning, swaying and paddling like seasoned dance partners. It is a romantic setting and a time when they have discovered the essence, that to feel young again lies in the stroke and the tapping of the water's lovesong.

4 comments:

tapirgal said...

It looks inviting (the water, not the air temp!). Nicely written!

Jacob said...

I agree with everything you said. Lois Anne wants me to wedge into a kayak. I think not at this stage of my life. I'll take photos of others wedged into those narrow fiberglass whatchamacallits.

Prospero said...

Not the bingo!

Small City Scenes said...

I have canoes but not kayaked---I'm with Jacob--no wedging. LOL
I love the water though. MB