Wednesday, February 10, 2010
My Private River
Actually I've seen a total of two other people in the many years that I've been coming here. The first person is one that I brought here with me one time. You don't have to be totally alone to be in a special place. You can also share it with a favorite person or even more. And that's why I'm sharing this with all of you.
The other person I saw here was a park official that revealed to me that he also comes out here every six months or so for the same reasons I do. I saw him last spring when this whole area was flooded. This little creek was a raging river then. In fact, the whole park was deeply flooded in many places. He told me that it happens almost every spring.
And here is the reason I had to wait to show you this river. I took the time to bring you this special video. Some of you mentioned in your comments that you liked the sound of running water. Of course I completely agree, so I just had to go to the very best place where I can capture that for you.
This is a very beautiful place, even in the winter time. In the summer it is spectacular. When I first found this place I walked up to the river and I found a deer only a few feet away from me getting a drink of water. It leaped all the way over the river in one jump. I then noticed that there were two others with it.
I felt bad that I interrupted their drink. I guess they consider this place theirs in the same way that I consider it mine. There was no way to get them to come back, so I left soon after. I didn't stay very long that first time, but I stay and explore more each time I come back. Now I stay for very long periods of time. I haven't seen the deer again in this place.
Look at the pictures and especially watch the video. The sound of the water is what makes it great. I'll be back here again, and much sooner. When the floods come back in the spring, I'll be back with my camera, and I'll make sure I get video of that too. That's going to really be fun. I love the anticipation it gives me.