Monday, October 5, 2009

"O Shenandoah I love your waters…"


This stretch of the Shenandoah River runs very near my home.
Photo taken 13 September 2009

The lyrics “O Shenandoah I love your waters…” from the folk song expresses how I feel about this beautiful river I call my own. I enjoy visiting often and taking photos throughout the seasons. The river begins in Virginia, running 150 miles, with the last 20 miles in West Virginia. It ends at the Potomac where it becomes a part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The base surface of this portion of the river is limestone covered with algae and very very slippery. In the summer the water is low but it is still difficult to cross without scooting along on your bottom or wearing boots with felt soles to help gain traction. Never-the-less a lot of people float, canoe and kayak down the river enjoying the birds and scenery along the way toward Harpers Ferry and the confluence with the Potomac. I mostly enjoy walking along the shore, sitting for a spell and listening to the soothing sound of the water streaming by.

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13 comments:

Sylvia K said...

A truly beautiful place and your photo captures it perfectly!! Lots of history there that would be fun for me to explore!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

erin said...

i crossed over it a couple of weeks ago...it is beautiful. plan on a trip to harper's ferry in the near future. the whole area is just beautiful.

Wanda said...

I would enjoy walking, sitting a spell and listening to the peaceful waters to Cheryl!

J Bar said...

Great scene.
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Island Rambles Blog said...

the picture is lovely, I would like to walk around there. It is nice to see into the window of your world. cheers.

Sunny said...

How peaceful and lovely. Now that song will be in my head all night.
Sunny :)

Samson said...

Beautiful place and great capture :)

Grace and Bradley said...

Lovely scene of this waterway. Must be so much fun in the summer to play the water.

magiceye said...

very scenic

Tabib said...

Cool and beautiful.

Happily Retired Gal said...

Beautiful view of this lovely river. Methinks I'll be humming this song for a while as I visit blogs ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Arija said...

Isn't it wonderful how we can fall in love with a particular waterway.

Lew said...

Beautiful shot of the Shenandoah! I was in Harpers Ferry in August with my grandson.