Thursday, July 11, 2019

Rain on the river

I had a council meeting to cover this evening, but there wasn't a quorum, so the mayor canceled the meeting.  That made me happy.

It was almost dark and raining when I headed home. Most of the day I've been at my desk writing several stories. This meant that I hadn't had a chance to stop by the Forks of the river today. I decided to correct that situation.

Pulling into the lot this evening, I saw several cars and trucks sitting there watching the rain falling on the river.

Since the Tyson pollution spill and subsequent fish kill in early June, I've stopped by the Forks every day.

The last tests taken shows the river is back to normal. I still haven't seen any fish jumping. I'm guessing it will take some time for them to repopulate.

I switched off my engine and put on my straw hat. It seemed unwise to let my Canon camera get wet, so I shot a few pictures of the waining light with my phone.

I never knew that rain on the river could be so beautiful.


  1. Sounds like a book title to me.

  2. I am glad that the pollution levels have diminished. And yes, that is one be-yoot-iful photo.

  3. Oh, my. That is breathtaking.

  4. Beautiful view Rick, well worth checking out every day. Hope the fish return and that the river stays healthy after that pollution spill it suffered in June.

  5. At times its the simple things like RAIN! Good one.
    Sherry & jack up in Pennsylvania Dutch country

  6. Such a pretty photo of the rain on the river. So mystical.

  7. Raindrops meeting the river water and producing that hypnotic splash is so relaxing.

  8. Canceled meetings are nice, but they're even better if they're canceled before you leave home.



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