Wednesday, January 19, 2011

river vignette 11 – the Rio Grande


Kinda busy and uninspired right now. The in-box on my email account is overflowing and needs to be cleaned out, I really need to compose the newsletter that I plan on sending out to the mailing list I've spent the last couple of weeks compiling (my latest attempt at marketing), gotta do a day trip into the city and the insomnia is back but at least the day dawned clear today.

Thought I would pause for a little moment of tranquility before diving in.


I was lagging behind, the last boat in our group, enjoying the solitude when I heard this thundering noise and in front of me two brown mares and a colt came galloping over the rise and down to the river. Then came a pinto stallion. When he got there the two mares and the colt walked into the water to drink. The pinto stood on the bank, looked back over the rise and whinnied. Twin colts came galloping over the rise and down to the water as I glided silently by.


20 comments:

  1. Wow. You know I love your river vignettes, the stories and the sketches.

    It is so cool that you made space in your life to be a river guide. Is that when you became so deeply connected with the earth?

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  2. thanks Reya. Being a Taurus, I started from the earth but my deep connection really stems from my early 20s when I was doing hallucinogens and could see the life force in the planet. The same life force that animated me.

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  3. I don't know what impresses me the most Ellen - your drawings, your writing....

    ....or the comment you left Reya.

    You are a truly impressive woman. I am so glad you are my friend. :)

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  4. What a sight to witness, and I love that you document it with your sketches. That must have been a very stilling moment for you, in a way, quietly being a part of it.

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  5. Amazing. I always love visiting the dryer parts of the world. Bryce, Zion and Yellowstone are some of my favorites. The rivers in them bring such joy and life. Can't even imagine working on one ... you area amazing !!!!

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  6. Sorry for the miss spellings. I'm on my old keyboard.

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  7. wow ellen. i love these stories. especially the moments inside the stories. so much must come through the drawings and your words into your daily existence now. steven

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  8. I love these vignettes, Ellen, I know you feel that they are not sufficient blog fodder but I wouldn't mind reading lots more of them.
    Any time.

    Sorry to hear about your insomnia, shall we sing lullabies to each other? I took two sleeping pills at about 2 am and haven't come properly awake yet. But sleep tonight? Don't you believe it.

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  9. A beautiful vignette of time spent on the river! Love it and the sketch!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  10. What a wonderful moment...and art.

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  11. That was an incredibly lucky beautiful moment! Thanks!

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  12. I hope you get caught up with it all, Ellen. I try to keep my inbox at 50, but it can top 100 easily in a single day.

    I don't know if I ever told you how cute I think your blog photo is. I wish I could see you better, but you sure look sweet in a touristy kind of way standing there by those big flamingoes.

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  13. Ellen- this is beautiful. How lucky you are to be living so closely with the land.
    Your stories, and sketches, are so calming. They make me pause...
    Thanks for that!

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  14. Back again: My new templete is partly your fault. Now I have to learn how to get a header picture.

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  15. What a wonderful moment to have in your memory. Nicely illustrated.

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  16. For someone who has recently seen the canyonlands of the western U.S. I can now appreciate your art work much more. Your sighting of these wild horses is most interesting.

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  17. As they might say here in Alabama
    'em pit-ures are purty.
    Very nice Ellen.

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  18. I had to laugh at your response to Reya!

    I love your artwork and they way you love mother earth.

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