Except during flood season when, like a teenager, it can suddenly get huge and wander aimlessly all over the place. Floods are not restful.
Funny, I looked at the river and started to visualize smoothly flowing water and lazy summer days spent on the rivers and it just went vertical, turning into rising waters. And it's been a quiet spring so far. Maybe it's the big storms we got last year still fresh in my mind. The Halloween blizzard was about the only snow we got last year and no snow after that. The trees also took a real beating resulting in losing power a bunch of times for the first time in may years. There are still plenty of broken branches hanging in trees. Is it the quote or the picture?
Pat, can I be a river?
Yes! Be a river, Alice!
Maybe the picture? The water might be too high up the banks for your comfort!
I guess it looks like the left side of the picture regularly goes under water. I am not bothered by the idea of rising water, because we are high up on a rather large hillside, the water is quite far below. As kids we found the best time to play in the river was right after a massive rain storm. No culverts, concrete structures or storm drains, so it was fairly safe shooting the temporary rapids.
I always look forward to your Nature Quotes! That's a great picture too!
meander riverwhile I float in my canoetake me where you will
This reminds me of another favorite quote from A.A.Milne via Winnie the Pooh: "Rivers know this: There is no hurry. We shall get there someday."