On our walk along the Mighty Mississippi, we come to this riverside glade, shimmering in the sunshine.
The wide and steady river rolls on past, and on the far bank we see an impressive stand of trees.
The river itself is a deep blue, reflecting the cloud studded sky above, and we can see just two old style boats going up-stream.
All is peaceful and calm, and our minds are clear of the everyday by this warm and friendly scene.
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What more attractive sight after a winter walk along the towpath than the traditional British Pub.
The whitewashed walls reflect in the water, and the weeping willow seems to invite us in as it swoops low over the narrow boats moored to the river bank.
Although it is a cool day, the sun shining in the pastel blue sky make it warm enough for us to consider sitting outside to contemplate the British countryside over a pint.
Walking along the riverbank, we pass all the working fishing-boats, and then, just outside of the port, we come across this boat, high on the grassy bank.
Even though the boat is abandoned and rusting, we can tell it was once a powerful little craft. We can just see that it has been tied up forward and astern, although the growing grass tells us that it has been some time since the river tried to float this craft.
But rather than being sad, the image somehow makes us smile – this is a good craft, we seem to hear, once much used, and now resting its way into retirement, as it rusts its way into the riverbank.