Sunday, April 21, 2013

Thinking of Winnie the Pooh

Cliff Cave Park is right on the Mississippi River.


The River was high and running fast.


There was plenty of debris in the water. There were lots of tree limbs and old stumps.


There was even a barrel floating downriver. It made me think of a Winnie the Pooh story, the one in which he saves Piglet from a flood.


It was good to see the barges running with full loads again.


It was a beautiful day to enjoy the sun and watch the River run by...

But, in less than twenty-four hours 114 barges broke loose in St. Louis and raised havoc downriver. Four of the barges hit the Jefferson Barracks Bridge, the bridge I-55 uses to cross the Mississippi. (You can read about it here) The River never lets us forget just how very powerful it is.

Speaking of Pooh, are heffalumps pink?

If they are, I may have found one.


10 comments:

  1. Oh my! Lovely pictures, I remember reading that pooh story to my wee girl. Love the heffalump and scooter pic!

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    1. I read the Pooh book not only to my children, but to the mother of my children. Pooh was quite a part of our household.

      Thanks for stopping by,
      ~k

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  2. That redbud almost made me burst out in tears. It's been a difficult winter...and I so love those trees. There's my goal- getting someplace where the redbuds bloom at the right time.

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    1. Martha,
      While it is good to have goals, I'm thinking you are having an exceptional winter even given climate change. Spring will come, I promise...and, it will be lovely. You just need some time playing in the dirt.
      ~k

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  3. I don't remember if heffalumps are pink, but woozels might be, lol.

    Great pictures Keith. I am glad you are getting sunshine.

    Whenever I think of Winnie the Pooh I always think of him singing "little black raincloud" must be the Oregon rains that make me think of that.

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    1. You almost always make me smile! Thank you.
      ~k

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  4. Agreed, water is a powerful force. Shame to hear about the barges. They can wreak some serious havoc.

    Nice to see you out in the sunshine! But now I need to go look up heffalumps and woozels!

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    1. Water is indeed powerful! I often wonder what life was like along the Mississippi before communications and flood stages and all the tools we have now to stay out of harms way. It is an awesome river.
      ~k

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  5. I don't remember him saving Piglet from the flood...but I do remember playing "pooh sticks" as a young boy.

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    1. I think I played "pooh sticks" before I even knew about Winnie the Pooh. I didn't grow up with Pooh, but my kids sure did. I even read the Tao of Pooh to my kids.
      ~k

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