paddle dips serene rippling summer stillness, drifts bright lush liquid light clear reflecting emerald mirror joyful soul's delight ɯᴉɹɹoɹ ɾoʎɟnl sonl,s pǝlᴉƃɥʇ copyright ©2015 Terry Boswell
This post is my response to Jennifer Nichole Well’s One Word Photo Challenge: Summer.
Equating summer with the color green, when I saw this photo challenge I immediately thought of a day my husband and I spent kayaking on the Wallkill River earlier this year in July. It wasn’t a blue-sky-sunny day, but the light was such that much of the foliage glowed an amazing green in contrast to the dark water.
Although there is a slow current, the surface of the river was often still and reflective, its mirror-like quality surreal. In certain places it seemed as if we were gliding through glass which rippled to liquid with each stroke of the paddle.
(In case you’re wondering, I used upsidedowntext.com to flip the last line of my tanka above.)