I’m really quite simple. I plant flowers and watch them grow… I stay at home and watch the river flow. – George Harrison
This is what we must do today – this is not the time for travel. So, from the archives – images from Iceland, New Zealand, Sweden, Scotland, Norway and Georgia. May the rivers keep flowing and the waters never go dry.
A winter message from the river: Never surrender! Life can try to stop you, but somehow find a way to flow!
The river teaches us many things, but its most important teaching is this: Whatever is happening around you, you keep flowing to your own destination following your own way!
If you have a river, then you should share it with everyone. – Chen Guangbiao
It is from small streams that big rivers rise.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. – Heraclitus
Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea. – Mikhail Lermontov
Learn from a river; obstacles may force it to change its course, but never its destination.
Thanks to Amy for this week’s challenge. Click here to see and link to her original post, and remember to use the Lens-Artists tag. Thank you also for all your creative, interesting and heartfelt responses to last week’s CHAOS challenge. In these troubled times, please practice Social Distancing to protect yourselves and others from the continuing spread of COVID-19. Stay safe.
Next week, Tina (Travels and Trifles) will be your host.
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Oh these are such superb images!!
A fun challenge, Julie, as I love rivers! Thank you!
Hi Ann- Christine
I hope its permitted to submit a second river-themed post to your challenge?
Thank you and the entire Lens Artists team for creating this space and inspiring the entire community, especially in these difficult times.
Here’s my second submission:
Of course it is – thank you!
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I appreciate your sensitive message about not traveling in these troubling times but am glad your archives hold so many images from your travels to these exotic (to me) locations. I really like the photo of the tall bridge looking up from water level and can readily imagine being there in my kayak.
I think I posted my own submission too soon and didn’t link to yours. My apologies.
Thank you so much, Babsje! And I think you have posted!
You’re welcome! 😎 Best, Babsje
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Love your gallery – my favourite is the images of the fall with the small boats. I can hear the silence.
Thank you, Viveka. I passed that view every day going to work.
So peaceful … like a fairy tale.
Yes. I miss it very much…When I look at the photos, I always feel I have to go there again!
Why not do it now when you’re alone … ?????
Yes, just waiting for some green to appear!
It will soon be here …. but now the chill is back for the weekend. The last chance for me to defrost my freezer. *smile … stay safe.
Stay safe you too, Viveka! Tomorrow at least
another mild day!
What a fantastic day we have … again today – got my freezer defrosted last night. Life feels extra good today. *smile Would have loved our date on Tuesday.
Good to hear – and I would have loved it too…
Very beautiful, I really like the image you chose as the header for this post.
Thank you, Amy – Iceland never disappoints!
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Beautiful photographs and rivers Ann-Christine, thank you for this blissful virtual walk! 💜 xxx
Thank you for walking with me!
Some marvellous river images, A C! Lovely to travel Virtually in thes challenging times
True – that’s the only way.
Great images, quotes, and wise words, Ann-Christine. I’m hoping you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe! Take care.
Thank you, Patti – and you stay well too. Hope everything will have a good ending.
Lovely pictures and good quotes, Ann-Christine. I’d love to spend time at that third location.
Ha, you could visit me then – my neighborhood!
Maybe someday. 🙂
Your first couple of photos look so cold. Beautiful photos for the theme this week. 😀
Stay safe, healthy and happy 😀
Well, they are from Winter, so they should be! Glad you liked them anyway!
Lovely photos Leya!
Beautiful images and words to accompany them. You are right; travel is something to dream of in a new type of future.
Excellent shots AC…liked every one of them, especially the fog shot. Great post 🙂
Glad they resonated with you – and so glad you liked the shots. The fog shot is from my home village.
Thank you, Nora! Water is, almost always, attractive to us humans.
Fabulous photos of river A-C 😉
Thank you, Brian – good memories. And from Sweden I chose my absolute favorites.
Wow. Those are excellent photos, AND quotes. Well done.
Thank you, John. I think we all feel the importance of uplifting words today!
A splendid post for the times we’re living in, Ann Christine. Your quotes are so well chosen and your photos are lovely. 😃
And I am so happy that they resonated with you, Sylvia. Hope you all are well and safe!
What a beautiful post and what wonderful quotes! I love them all!
Happy you enjoyed it! I was looking for positive quotes for our difficult times.
Thanks for the tour – fantastic photos.
Thank you, V.J. – glad to share them!
Wonderful post A-C. Especially loved the fall foliage image and the fog. Something mystical and very special about both.
Thank you, Tina. They are both from my neighborhood – glad they feel special to you!
Beautiful river runs through it series, Ann-Christine! Love the 4th and 5th especially. Perfect quotes you selected, Mikhail Lermontov‘s quote is inspiring.
Thank you, Amy – nr 4 and 5 are from Sweden – glad you liked them!
Ohhh, is the lush, green one from Sweden?? Stunning. I’d like to be canoeing on the one that looks like it’s fogged in – if only!! That bridge is super cool too. Loved all the quotes A-C 💕
Yes, and the foggy one as well – in my neighborhood.
Just lovely A-C!! Lucky you!!!
Us traveller must dream and plan so keep the ideas coming