Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Water Water Everywhere
It's time for another edition of Sepia Scenes.
Last week I mentioned the Cumberland River and while posting my entry for the week I thought, "I've always lived by water!"
Mayberry sits on the Muddy Kentucky River, well not actually on the river, but it is about 10 minutes away down a very windy road that descends into the Palisades, the magnificent walls of million year old limestone cliffs and dripping springs that turn into huge daggers of frozen ice cycles during the winter and gently deposits you on the floor of the verdant banks of the Kentucky.
Then it was the confluence of the Three Rivers in Ft. Wayne, the St Mary, the St Joseph and the Maumee. We lived very close to the Maumee which had the most magnificent River walk! I once got into hot water with the locals referring to the Rivers as Creeks (actually pronounced "cricks" in Kentucky)!
In Memphis it is the Mighty Mississippi and in Louisville (and when we did a short stint in Cincinnati) it is the Ohio.
Now those are Rivers!
The scene I photographed some time ago is a tug that sits on the Louisville side of the Ohio, seemingly abandoned and in need of a paint job.
The sepia tone would do the job nicely.