Rain + River = Energy

Tree branches heavy with water from yesterdays rain.

Tree branches heavy with water from yesterdays rain.

Yesterday it was raining; it was pouring; the heaven’s opened; the deluge had arrived; the rhythm of the rain was not gentle – it was kettle drums on the roof; yesterday it rained.  It rained so hard that Sophie waited until almost noon before she went outside, and that was under protest – we took her for a very abbreviated walk!  Usually Sophie ignores the weather, but yesterday it was raining!  There was no camera, hats were tied down because the rain was accompanied by wind.  No pictures were possible.

The river is so high, dancing, leaping and cavorting in the weak sunligh.

The river is so high, dancing, leaping and cavorting in the weak sunlight.

Today, this morning, it was raining, but this was normal rain, very light, with watery sunshine and some bits of blue in between the showers.

Today we went to Bowen Park, and walked along the Millstone River.  Do you remember the trickle it was during the summer?

standing strong against the flow

standing strong against the flow

It was not trickling today – it was a roaring, raging force, water was pounding through the canals, and around the trees and bushes on the edges of the bank.  The falls sounded like a drum section and the sound reverberated through the park.  There were trickles of water everywhere, former paths were inundated with water and the ponds and streams were full of water, the whole park was dripping with water.

pathways have been water ways!

pathways have been water ways!

The energy of this water was in the air; it was the mist that settled through the trees as you got further away from the river; it was in the sound that settled into your bones; it was energy at its most basic.  When we finished the walk, we were ready to tackle anything!

It was quieter when you moved away from the River.  The salmon stream was flowing strong, but quiet in comparison.  The trees around were shrouded in a mist that quieted the sound of the river.

But the rumble was always there behind the trickling sound of the water as it flowed down all available surfaces.

Leaping, dancing and cavorting - the river is rushing to the ocean.

Leaping, dancing and cavorting – the river is rushing to the ocean.

Peat Fingerless Mittens

Peat Fingerless Mittens

I have been working on some more fair-isle mittens.  I found another colour combination that I just had to try.  At this rate – I’ll be writing a book!

December means that I really have to start thinking about my Christmas Knitting.  What I will knit and for whom?  Who will get the project on the needles?  Who will receive a finished item?  I do enjoy Christmas.

I started my Christmas baking this weekend – what about you?  What is your Christmas Goodie – the one that says it is really Christmas.  Mine is my Grandmother’s shortbread.

Happy Knitting


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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6 Responses to Rain + River = Energy

  1. rivermama5 says:

    beautiful! My cottage is right next to a river, and the beauty that surrounds me is just extraordinary.

  2. Debbie Scheibel says:

    I can vouch for the shortbread!! 🙂

  3. Created ~ Create.it says:

    Wow, beautiful photos.

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