On The Missouri

The cabin greeted us

Every summer as kids

With warm memories

To be made in nature

The gentle sounds of the river

As it lapped against the banks

The gentle sounds of raindrops

Hitting the tin rooftop

A glimpse of a deer

Taking a drink of water

From the other side

Of the flowing river

Birds all over singing

With their distinct calls

My grandpa was good

He could name them all

And grandma would always

Wake us with the smell

Of pancakes on the griddle

Waiting to be devoured

There were plenty of walks

An occasional bike ride

Horseshoes and badminton

And an old swing set

It was sad to see it go

My grandparents now gone

And the family not interested

It was an old worn out cabin

But I still carry it with me

Deep in my heart

And remember it fondly

Especially during a gentle rain

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – cabin

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – August 16

This week for Fandango’s Friday Flashback I picked a post from 2016 that I did originally here.

Follow The River’s Path

Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2
Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2

Imagine a path to a special freedom only nature can provide…it is there if you look for it.

Monochrome Monday – Around The River Bend

This week I almost posted a plain black picture.  I am devastated by the horrific events of last night in Las Vegas.  Going from one thoughtless act of violence to another has got to end.  Some way, some how it has to stop.  The one thing that can calm me is nature and its beauty.  So I decided to go ahead and post a picture of something that might give someone a second of peace.  That might show the available beauty in the world.  My thoughts and prayers go to all those affected by this recent tragedy.  Try to see the beauty in life… it does still exist.

BW Around The River Bend LR.jpg