Thursday, 26 April 2018

Take Three Thursday - Rushing

Thank you everyone for the well wishes for my sister.  She had surgery on Wednesday & we are told everything went really well. She will have an extremely long scar, from the top of her hip to the knee, but she will walk again (hopefully without pain).  We are grateful to the surgeon & medical team.

In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in.    What have you noticed this week?  
 
Have a look at what others have  noticed this week:  
Maggie at Farmers Wife Day by Day

Karen at Random Reflections 

This week what I have noticed is the rushing water all about. It has been raining rather heavily for two days so with the accompanying snow & ice melt, everything is busting to capacity.  Our little village is built around a conservation area that was once home to a woollen mill, which is part of the village's beginning.  Part of the mill's origins is a dam which is still in use today to control the water flow down steam, not provide power to a mill.  Standing beside or over the old dam truly gives me a sense of the power of water.






Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.
Lao-Tzu


19 comments:

  1. That top photo is very evocative. I can almost hear the roar. Great quote.

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    1. As you walk along the path to the mill you can hear the water long before you see it. During the summer the water really gets reduced to a slow flow & sometimes just a trickle ...

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  2. You can really feel the force of the water in your photos.
    Wishing your sister a speedy recovery x

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    1. Thanks for the well wishes for my sister. I think we sometimes forget the absolute power of water. During the spring melt & run off, even the little creeks have a certain awe about them in their force.

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  3. Hi Mary-Lou thank you for stopping by blog today. I hope you enjoy the books as much as I did. My favourite from Kathryn Hughes is The Letter which was her first novel so if you can't locate her latest one you could start with that one. All the Amanda Prowse books are good some better than others but it really depends on what you like to read. I like the idea of your three photo's on a Thursday your village sounds lovely.

    Mitzi

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    1. Mitzi thanks for dropping by & thank you for letting me know more about these authors.

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  4. That water looks angry. I wouldn't want to fall in there.

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  5. That water looks angry. I wouldn't want to fall in there.

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    1. I agree so much water rushing through the dam causes me some anxious moments, it's all so urgent.

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  6. Waterfalls are so photogenic! These are lovely.

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    1. I must admit to having a thing for waterfalls whether they are naturally created or person made. I would really like to have on in the garden.

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  7. Glad to hear your sister's surgery went well. I will keep her in my prayers.

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  8. Fabulous photos - and a lovely post. Happiness for your sister. Have a grand weekend.

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    1. Thanks JoAnn, so happy to have you pop round ... thanks for the sister well wishes.

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  9. I'm glad to hear your sister's surgery went well and that she's expecting a full recovery. Your Lao-Tzu quote is perfect for these photos. The sight, sound, and history of this place must make it a fascinating place.

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    1. It is a recently (last 5 years) cleaned up location, the park makes money renting the mill ruins for weddings. I keep thinking I should do a walking photo tour of our little village.

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  10. I wish your sister a speedy recovery...I will have to read back on your posts, as I have been absent for a bit.
    Nature is very powerful and stunning at the same time.
    Enjoyed hearing a bit about your town.
    As for the on-line store you asked about in my blog post...it is in the US....there are some in Canada, but I haven't ordered from any yet

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    1. Thanks Tracy for the well wishes & the ordering info. I'll wait until our dollar rises just a bit more ...

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