Monday, August 13, 2012

By the river

 We spent a morning by the river,
hiking, birdwatching, 
and keeping an eye out for the wild horses.

 It was hot. 112 F. 
The tubers yelled over to us 
that the water was most refreshing.

The lone girl kayaking, 
the water reflecting the sky.

 
 Horses, birds, river folk. 
We saw - and heard - them all.



18 comments:

Jo's World said...

What a lovely post! Everything along the riverside looks so green and healthy. With the 112 temps didn't the water tempt you at all?

Stella

Magpie said...

112! You are a very brave girl. I does look refreshing with the water and all.

RoeH said...

I think I'm going out there tomorrow morning. Looks so cool.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Yes, the water was tempting! Roe, have fun. Take a towel just to wipe the sweat, haha.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! That is so darn hot! It looks like people are sure enjoying the river in this heat! Nice pics!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

A beautiful place to spend a hot summer day Brenda.
Costas

Kathy said...

Love this post, Brenda. I don't envy you the 112 degrees; however, I'm convinced that 98 with 98 percent humidity feels worse!

Rohrerbot said...

I so want to be there!!! Is that the Salt River??!!! I'd have a tube full of um...cold drinks!!!! Your pics are fabulous and make me want to get into the water. Instead I'm behind a desk:(

Adsila said...

It looks so refreshing.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

That looks so refreshing. The heat has been very yucky lately, hasn't it? I am ready for Fall!

Thérèse said...

Such a place! It's reminds me of the American River.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Yep, Chris, Salt River. Have you 'tubed' it?
Oh Autumn, please sneak in soon.

Thérèse said...

Any time Brenda... :-)

Thérèse said...

Yes the muskrats are considered a nuisance by the city because they destroy the lake's banks and a non-nuisance by the passerby who feed them with carrots... :-)

Elaine said...

Lovely series of photos! Personally, however, there's no way I could handle being out in 112 degrees. I can more easily deal with 40 below--I can always put on more layers to keep warm.

Sam said...

My niece was out there with a bunch of friends - you might have seen her!

Sam

altadenahiker said...

That's magical!

DeniseinVA said...

My kind of day and I loved all your photos.