Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Well, not exactly.....but it's an adventure. 
Today seakayaker John Craun began his 400-mile Journey to 'Paddle Across Iowa' to raise awareness and financial support for Hickory Ridge Campgrounds at Lake Red Rock.
Here's the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Website for more information:

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Water.  Life-giving Water. We need it.  To survive. 
We live in a world that has polluted the very resource that enables life.
What is our future without sustainable clear/clean water....?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Skunk River Paddlers Annual Spring Paddle

  I'm not a canoeist.  But, today my friends encouraged me to 'run the rapids' (okay, this is Iowa it wasn't exactly the Snake River) - it was fun!!  I will always be a seakayaker, but a little solo canoe might be interesting.....:)
It was a beautiful day on the Skunk River. 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Joyful Spirit

Love Prevails.....
   Jen and Ben put together a video of the photos that she took in Haiti.  It's a beautiful video (narrated by my compassionate daughter).
        (click on the above to see video)
  Her little camera has a story of it's own.  It's been around the world and 'owned' by several different  interesting and equally compassionate people.  Perhaps it's been an inspiration.  I can't wait to see where it goes next....

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fire and Rain

   Raccoon River Park - 'Blue Tuesday'

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The (NEW) Red Rock Armada Annual Aquatic Easter Egg Hunt

We were enjoying a beautiful Easter Day Paddle with calm water and good friends.  Then a colored egg appeared in the water.  Soon another egg.  It became obvious that the eggs had been hidden for kayakers to find.  But a kayaking Easter Bunny? 

With the help of my friends I was able to climb from my kayak to investigate a Canada Goose nest....but only white eggs there (we didn't disturb the nest).  We also discovered an eagle in her nest, but she was too high in the trees to play Easter Bunny.  An owl and an osprey swooped overhead but didn't carry any eggs.  :) So the mystery remains unsolved....but, I think my friend JC may be involved.
Happy Easter!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Wishing and a Thinking.....

I think.....I'd rather be someplace else.....