“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”
~Henri Cartier-Bresson



Friday, November 9, 2012

The River

"The trees reflected in the river --
 They are unconscious
of a spiritual world so near to them. 
 So are we."
-  Nathaniel Hawthorne

 I love this river. This was our last stop on Saturday.. We walked down to the edge of the Mokelumne River before driving home.
I love this photo of my husband and our oldest son, enjoying the river and its beauty.
It was the end of a wonderful day...


 "and a river ran through it."

7 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Great tranquil pictures of Mother Natures handy work, so much more peaceful than what the east coast is having to deal with.

Anonymous said...

Loved your beautiful river photos and Nathaniel Hawthorne quote. Did you know he actually lived in the Alhambra at one time? Probably the luckiest man on earth: it is a place of unsurpassed beauty.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i love the river too....nature is a sanctuary for me...and even though it scars the tree the love notes in it make it endearing to me as well...thinking of those that shared this space and view...

Madeline's Album said...

What a lovely day to end your journey. The river is beautiful as is the area around it. Great photos. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Kerry O'Gorman said...

That photo is a keeper for sure. Rivers are truly magical places. The very last narrative scene in 'A River Runs through it' is one of my all time favorite scenes.

Pauline said...

I know that the river and surroundings are beautiful but you and that camera really bring it to life for me. Wonderful shots.

Sue said...

Oh Connie, your river and scenery photos are gorgeous! I had some catching up to do with your adventures recently. I've been a lazy blogging friend to many lately... The beauty of that part of the state is amazing. I need to get back to CA again. Hope you get to enjoy fall a little longer. Our weather is really nice right now - amazing for Nov. in OH! Wish it could last longer! :-) Sue