REFRESHING, SOOTHING WATER
Michigan has 11,000 inland lakes.
Over 3,000 miles of shoreline.
Its’ shores touch four of the five Great Lakes.
There’s over 300 waterfalls in the U.P. alone.
Constantly flowing…. moving….
It pushes its’ way through underground waterways.
Bursts out of the ground giving us fresh water springs.
Iargo Spring is so cold it makes your feet go numb.
Kitch-iti-kipi spring is cold, but never freezes.
Calm water on a still lake….
The subtle gurgling and trickling of a slow-moving stream…
Rushing water; churning and surging down the river….
Then you have the thundering, crushing power of Tahquamenon Falls….
I love walking barefoot along a Great Lake’s shore.
The rhythmic waves rolling in…. rolling out….
The sound of water calms me.
The feeling of my toes digging into the wet sand delights me.
It makes me sing inside.
To float on a raft and feel the water underneath gently lifting you,
then rolling back down.
So rhythmic and soothing.
Much of our body is comprised of water.
Is it no wonder we feel at one with it?
I love to swim and glide through and on top of it.
To feel it splashing, stroking and caressing my skin.
It’s such a joy.
It’s such a rush.
Water is my elixir.
It cures most anything.
Take me to the river…
I long to be near the water,
where my soul soars free.
Note: A fellow blogger suggested that I do a post with just pictures of water. I batted the idea around in my head and decided to take a poem I wrote about water and put pictures with it – I didn’t always have pictures that went perfectly with the words, but I did my best. Thank you capost2K for the inspiration.