Rushing Water


Rushing Water Photo by Here I Am/Carrie

 Let the Rivers Flow
I came where the river ran over stones;
My ears knew an early joy.
And all the waters of all the streams
Sang in my veins that summer day.
-  Theodore Roethke, The Waking, 1948

Rushing Water Photo by Here I Am/Carrie

Our bodies are molded rivers.
-   Novalis

Rushing Water Photo by Here I Am/Carrie

Words are mere bubbles of water, but deeds are drops of gold. - Chinese proverb

Rushing Water Photo by Here I Am/Carrie

When time comes for us to again rejoin the infinite stream of water flowing to and from the great timeless ocean, our little droplet of soulful water will once again flow with the endless stream. - William E. Marks, The Holy Order Of Water

Rushing Water Photo by Here I Am/Carrie

A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, 
living part of the very earth itself.
- Laura Gilpin


 Like swift water, an active mind never stagnates.
–author unknown

Rushing Water Photo by Here I Am/Carrie

Let the past drift away with the water. - Japanese saying

Rushing Water Photo by Here I Am/Carrie 

Nature tops the list of potent tranquilizers and stress reducers. The mere sound of moving water has been shown to lower blood pressure. - Patch Adams

Rushing Water Photo by Here I Am/Carrie 

For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we
think little about it beyond this point of contact.  We have lost
a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings
of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports.
-   Sandra Postel, Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity

Rushing Water Photo by Here I Am/Carrie

Life is water when it dies so do you
  Saving your water may save your life
God gave us both the beauty and the health giving abilities that only water can hold.
It supports so much. 
Be supportive of good clean natural water.
-author Here I Am/Carrie

So go with the flow and have a
Good Morning…  Good Afternoon…   Good Night…
What ever it is to you.

Here I Am/Carrie


Admiral Hestorb said...

Ah,,what a pleasure to see. I am absolutely not good at all at taking pictures of rushing waters. So this is a joy to see. Thank you Carrie and I hope t see a lot more as you continue to post your lovely works.

Rocket Man said...

What wonderful scenes! Absolutely beautiful, Carrie!

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

Carrie, I love how you captured the flow of the rushing water,over the rocks, and the bubbles on the surface. I could almost hear it, and imagined that I did. I remember this past summer walking the shores of Lake Ontario, and how it brought tears to my eyes. It was so Beautiful and peaceful. I could feel the stress leaving my body and soul as I listened to the healing sounds of the water as it washed against the shore. It was like a little piece of Heaven, and I just wanted to stay there as long as I could. Without water we can't live. I believe we are made up of 90% water. No wonder we are drawn to it.
I can only imagine how you felt as you were in this place capturing and enjoying your time with nature.
Hope to find you well and not working too hard.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Dianne :)

Beth said...

Lovely serene photos. Excellent shots.

Sharon Kirby said...

Oh my, Carrie. These pictures were beautiful. You know that I love rivers (the background of my blog kinda gives it away!!)

I was reminded of this Bible verse from John 8:38:

"Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, 'Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.'"


Anonymous said...

like everything here, photos, birds' songs, and rhythm of running currents.
God's Gard= Paradise indeed.


nita said...

Hi Carrie

Awesome post, spectacular pictures. I love waterfalls, the sound of falling rushing water and watching the sea. Life giving streams of living water comes to mind. Praise God for all his creation and works. God Bless - Nita

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tribute to flowing water.

Leovi said...

Spectacular autumn colors.

Joe said...

I've actually not heard the sound of a rushing stream since we went camping in the summer. Now I expect that there will all too soon be the soft falling of snow. Excellent post my friend.

JennyD said...

Carrie, I was so extremely captivated by this that I couldn't budge. I just sat here, looking, watching, listening...then closing my eyes and seeing it all again. This touched me profoundly and for whatever reason, brought a lot of my own feelings to the surface that I had had to stuff down for the last year. Yes, about my mom. So much to take care of with her stuff that I have never been able to take the time to just grieve except in tiny bits and pieces, never to resolve this feeling of her being gone from this earth. I can't seem to even drag myself away from this post of yours. I am crying and I am feeling and I am lost in the beauty and soul of your sights and sounds. Carrie, thank you SO much for that :)

j said...

Beautiful post Carrie. Loved all your shots but the one with the bubbles just really got a WOW!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Carrie each photo brings such peace. Beautiful.. Just beautiful. I cant wait to see water run agian its so healing. I know where to find some. We may be going to the mountains as soon as I feel good enough.
Your in my thoughts.

KD said...

Nice shots Carrie, KD (going with the flow!)

Connie said...

Carrie, this is beautiful. Love your pictures.

Ron Mylar said...

This is god's natural superpower for maintain such types of beautiful waterfowls and gardens. These all naturals’ things are very precious.

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

Just stopping by to say hello, and thankyou for coming to visit me, and always leaving your thoughtful comments. Hope all is well and you are having a wonderful weekend.
We still haven't had any snow and is still fairly mild for this time of year. Today is was around 6 or 7c , sunny and a bit breezy. I haven't been out with my camera for over a week as I am getting over the flu that hit me last Wed. Feeling much better but not back to normal yet.
Stay warm, and healthy Carrie. Hugs Dianne :)

Mei said...

Just stop by to say hello, been busy lately with facebook, have you join? I got hook on it now, to much... :-( Well, hope joining bible study and going to church... can get me off my chair and my laptop, do you believe that? :-) Have a good week ahead Carrie. Mei

Light-In-A-Box said...

Carrie, you & your camera just seem to work magic!!! Wonderful photos...

Lisa RedWillow said...

Just stopping by once more to see this. I loved love this blog and each photo Carrie. Each is magical and unforgetable.

Kerrie said...

Hi Carrie - Thank you for your beautiful comments on my website. You're a treasure! These are all sensational photographs you've taken! I love the calmness that comes from listening to rivers flowing, and I especially love exploring creek beds. I hope you've had and enjoyable and warm weekend (I'm guessing you now have snow?). With love and care from Kerrie. xOx