Thursday, March 19, 2009

Logs on the Ausable River

“The logs of wood which move down the river together Are driven apart by every wave. Such inevitable parting Should not be the cause of misery.”

- Nagarjuna


12 comments:

KathyB. said...

Logs floating down river are so often the cause of misery aren't they? Beautiful photograph.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's sad, but soothing at the same moment. Isn't that the case in life that sometimes we drift away. But it doesn't take away (or shouldn't) the times we shared ...

The Retired One said...

I love the art of this photo, but the other part of my brain is thinking about what beautiful things could be made out of that wood! I have seen some beautiful bowls and furniture made out of logs that have drifted about for some time...those logs are valued by woodmakers and artists too~!

Mildred said...

I love the trees' reflection in the water. Have a great weekend.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

There's always alot of logs (and trees) across the creeks and rivers in the Smokies and I always think it's sad to see them there. They don't float much though due to all of the rocks.

The worst thing for me was seeing so many trees down and gone --due to the Ice Storms on Mt. Nebo. SAD!!!!

Great picture and quote. I like what Robert said about life --and "US" drifting away.

Hugs,
Betsy

Cedar ... said...

In real life river drives were part of the logging industry many years ago. Thousands of logs were skidded to rivers and then the current of the river transported them downstream to the mills. Many a logger lost his life walking the logs to break up a "jam"... They wore special gum-soled boots to keep them from slipping on the wet logs. If the waves "drove them apart" it would be a good thing as the logs would flow easier.

Deborah Godin said...

I always get a kick out of seeing stumps of logs with "beaver chews" on them!

Busy Bee Suz said...

How come you can take some pictures of logs in the water and they look great?
If I did that...they would look like doo doo. (get it?)
Love the quote!!

bennie and patsy said...

Some great comments.
Patsy

Happy Days said...

Happened on to your Site via Yonderosa. Love your photos - so pretty! Will be back to view some more...debbie

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Tina said...

Shelley, One of my favorite memories of driving to Canada every summer were the 'controlled log floats' that were being sent down the river...so interesting to watch the men who would walk the jam to push the logs along..we would stop and watch and it was amazing the balance these guys possessed and but my father would always talk about the high risk for injury or death that was also involved with the skill of logging!

Love your photo and quote!