Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Rollin' on the river

Boise is an outdoor-activities sort of town, especially during the summer.  

Floating down the Boise River is one of the most popular activities.

These two seem to be serious boaters. They've probably gone down wild rivers in Idaho's back country.

And then there's the drifters, moseying along, taking in the scenery, catching a little sunburn.

River time creates its own rhythm.

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
~ Leonardo Da Vinci





8 comments:

Sheila Robertson said...

I love floating like this. Nice pix!

Petrea Burchard said...

We had a small river in my hometown. We'd take our inner tubes as far upstream as we could carry them, then float back down. Some days were faster than others.

dive said...

Fun! Reliving the days of the first French trappers, perhaps?

Margaret said...

I looks so pretty, so green. I spent a lot of my childhood in Montana. I miss that kind of pretty.

Ms M said...

Thanks, Sheila. It is indeed a fun float.

Petrea: That's a nice memory. Some people rent inner tubes to float the Boise River, too. They often string them together, like a flotilla.

Dive: Ha! Yes, that must be the attraction. (Beavers still live along the river. However, the French trappers have become extinct -- which isn't a bad thing.)

Margaret: I also like how pretty and green it is along rivers in the west. Such a contrast to the high desert just a few miles away.

altadenahiker said...

That looks like heaven.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Beautiful photos! Looks they had a great time.
Love the quote too.

Ms M said...

Hiker: It's a fun float. Casual in some parts, some thrills going over a small barrier dam.

Sonia: I think they did have a great time. And thank you :-)