10.08.2012

by the water

On our trip back to Ohio, we had the chance to stop at a beautiful river--in Missouri where we walked around, stretched our legs, and marveled at the crisp, blue sky, green trees that lined the river and the clear, cool water. I've always had a fondness for water. It is one of the timeless loves of mine. Puddles, lakes, rivers, streams, creeks {and all those bodies of water} always attract my attention, camera and fascination. Everything about it is refreshing and revitalizing--the smell, the look, the feel, the taste. Touching water is almost like touching a little bit of life. Everything about water is life-giving. To people, to animals, to plants, to trees, to a mind perhaps depressed or tired. Even a hint of fun, perhaps? Dipping toes in, hands in, splashing, skipping rocks--acting like kids again for a few moments.That's what we did here. We dipped hands in (not toes--they were encased in shoes, and the riverbed was rocky!), we splashed, we attempted to skip rocks (which didn't go so well--anyone have rock skipping tricks?!) we laughed, and photographed, and tried to not look like a back-woods family from Arizona enjoying some "rare and special" water. But who cares if we did? {In fact, I'm almost sure we did. Ah-hum.) We love water--we love life, so we enjoyed it.
xo,
Mikailah

ps: thanks to all the sweet comment-ers on my birthday post! y'all made my day, and brought a smile to my face. :) *hugs*

8 comments:

  1. this is so gorgeous! pictures, words= poetry. <3

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  2. Wow Mikailah, this is awesome! I love the pics and yes, I love water too!!

    Hannah
    thewritingsofhannah.blogspot.com

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  3. Beautiful(: where was this taken? it looks like a place i went to in Maine!

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  4. This is a beautiful post, Mikailah!! Yes, it's true that when we step back we can really see the beauty in things we may not have before taken the time to notice. Love your words.

    Blessings!

    -Madi

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  5. God's creation is so beautiful, isn't it????
    Talia
    http://girlzofgod.com

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  6. Beautiful! It makes me want to visit there!

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  7. This is simply gorgeous, Mikailah.

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  8. Soo pretty!! Can I just live there? <3 the water!!

    Emily

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