Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Now and Then


I had decided to finally post pictures again of Bend, Oregon but it seemed that my eye and heart were elsewhere. For Watery Wednesday I wanted to shoot pictures of people frolicking in the Deschutes River cooling off in our high desert's 90+ weather. Rafts and kayakers cruised in the current and soaked and splashed and laughed. Perhaps if I had brought my air mattress, I would have jumped in too and lost myself in the amusement. Instead I found myself disturbed by the noise and felt out of sorts by the number of people on the water. I didn't exactly yearn for solitude but remembered the serenity and rapture I felt in the mountains of British Columbia these past several weeks. I am no Henry David Thoreau, and would miss civilization after a while. Also life has greater quality and meaning when special moments are shared with people you love. The following photo taken last Wednesday describes more the story I wish to tell today and the lovesong I hear.

Hi Huim Lake, July 15th 2009

8 comments:

tapirgal said...

That's a beautiful post, Lee. I like the way you added the Hi Hium photo as a counterpoint.

Regina said...

Great shots!

Jacob said...

Nice contrast. I'd rather be at the second place, too...

You've shown the first scene previously, right...but without the rafters, etc?

tapirgal said...

Better your river than mine for that sort of thing. I think it would be fun!

Lee Spangler said...

Jake, I took this shot before with a thunderhead in the distance. You were curious about the condos on the hillside. They are totally lovely with breathtaking unobstructed views of the Cascades.

Small City Scenes said...

Yeah, people get in my way too.

When I was a kid I wanted to be a hermit, living high in the woods, with a horse and a dog and a whole wall of books and a stream running nearby. I still say---someday. MB

José Ramón said...

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Kirigalpoththa said...

Wow!!