Thursday, October 8, 2009

shall we gather at the river?

When I get a call from a friend to meet her at the river
...I know exactly what that means!

It means we are about to walk the Vedder River Trail
...and enjoy the beautiful scenery
...and get a little exercise.

We did just that the other day
...and soon realized that others have a different concept of what it means to meet at the river.

Our idea involves activity...theirs is more 'pass-time'.

We walk and talk...they stand and wait.

In silence...for the most part.

We went for a closer look and carried on with our chatter...and suddenly realized we were the only ones talking.

Is it against the rules to talk when one fishes?

They all looked quite relaxed about the process...

...and we saw fish being brought out of the water.

Let them pass the time away in one spot ...quietly...
and we'll carry on with our walk and solve the world's problems at the same time.

Although the leaves are taking their sweet time in turning this fall...we found one tree that was fully dressed for the season.

Shall we meet at the river again next week?
By then...the leaves will be putting on a show.

Enjoy the day...


  1. Oh I'd love to join you at the river. . .is the path wide enough for three?

    I've always wondered about fishing . isn't for everyone. . .that is for sure.

  2. Can't Wait! Come One, Come All!
    To the River, I am going,Lord.... I'm going to meet you there.
    See you there. (BD)

  3. "The river of God sets my feet a-dancing
    The river of God fills our hearts with cheer
    The river of God fills our hearts with laughter
    And we rejoice, for the river is here"

    I'm reminded today of River songs.
    This is also one of my favorites.

  4. Some of my favorite walks are along the river :0) You've got a pretty one to walk along for sure! Wow that's a lot of fisherman in one spot. One of our sons is a patient quiet fisherman...
    Looking forward to seeing more color...

  5. I saw those fishermen standing there (for the first time) last year. Not that many when we were there, but still, I can't imagine my hubby patiently standing there. There must be something to it that we have not figured out. Oh, but we do love fish.
    The walk there is beautiful! I'll chose that option anytime.

  6. You definitely had the right idea of gathering. And, I'm going to be singing this to myself all day.

    Thanks for the smile.

  7. That river is familiar to me. I walk and play there with my grandkids. I pedal the path with my hubby, and sometimes I walk it he fishes...and then I find a rock and wait for him to land a fish. I'd love to join you on a river walk one of these days. Kathy

  8. Is that path wide enough for a few more? I cannot imagine walking in scenery like that. It must be breathtakingly beautiful! The pictures are anyway. Love to see your part of the world via photography. Is this your new camera?

  9. Just noticing Maelyn in her tulle. What a cutie pie! Our leaves were very slow to turn this year as well. I hope that it means that the season will be longer for both of us. Wish that I had such a lovely place to walk. I need to take a nice long one.

  10. So pretty!! My husband would certainly like to join the fisherman while I take a walk with you.

    I think there is a rule about no talking while fishing - that's probably why I didn't like it as a child - I wasn't called Chatty Kathie for nothing. :)

  11. What beautiful Autumn colours in such lovely scenery.

  12. We walked along that trail on Sunday for the first time, thanks to you! I had told my husband, "Judy from My Front Porch walks along the Vedder River and from the pictures on her blog it looks like a nice trail." So we journeyed east and found it and were thoroughly impressed. We were amazed at the number of people fishing, the scenery was gorgeous and we even saw hundreds of salmon spawning. So thanks for the travel tip!!

  13. The river looks like a wonderful place to walk Judy!

    I always find fishing contemplative...I watch the line but my mind is a million miles away :-)

  14. What a beautiful place for a walk. I can picture the cares of the world slipping away with each step.

  15. The river-walk is great... but I love the new photo of Maelyn on the sidebar!

  16. That is one big gang of fishermen in one spot. Must mean a whole lot of fish hanging out there too...or not :)

    I bet your walk was so beautiful. Best time of the year for tramping about.


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