Friday, September 14, 2007

Buried Treasure

When the sun is high, sky is bright, and the water clear, you can see shapes in the depths. Sometimes the shapes are floating just under the surface. Other times there is something special lying on the bottom.

As Fall approaches, I am reminded that the treasure could be the glimpse of an orange/red maple leaf gently floating beneath reflective surface, dancing in the lazy whirlpools that spin off rocks in the river. For anglers, the treasure is the distorted sight of a prized fish. Children (and me too sometimes) become giddy with excitement when they spot a shiny stone beneath the currents.

Treasures are not always easy to spot. The water's surface reflects light and color of the surrounding world. Sediment and life cloud the water. The water itself distorts our vision. But, if you look closely, you can still get a glimpse of treasures in the water.


Estelle said...

River rocks aren't just for kids!

ScottBarnes said...

are you trying to deny my "kidness" ? ; )