A Watery Wednesday post. Explore our watery world by clicking on the logo.
Something a little different. a short watery story you can read online if inclined. (What a Poet)
The Riverman by Stewart Edward White
“I first met him one Fourth of July afternoon in the middle eighties. The sawdust streets and high board sidewalks of the lumber town were filled to the brim with people. The permanent population, dressed in the stiffness of its Sunday best, escorted gingham wives or sweethearts; a dozen outsiders like myself tried not to be too conspicuous in a city smartness; but the great multitude was composed of the men of the woods. I sat, chair-tilted by the hotel, watching them pass. Their heavy woollen shirts crossed by the broad suspenders, the red of their sashes or leather shine of their belts, their short kersey trousers "stagged" off to leave a gap between the knee and the heavily spiked "cork boots"--all these were distinctive enough of their class, but most interesting to me were the eyes that peered from beneath their little round hats tilted rakishly askew. They were all subtly alike, those eyes. Some were black, some were brown, or gray, or blue, but all were steady and unabashed, all looked straight at you with a strange humorous blending of aggression and respect for your own business, and all without exception wrinkled at the corners with a suggestion of dry humor. In my half-conscious scrutiny I probably stared harder than I knew, for all at once a laughing pair of the blue eyes suddenly met mine full, and an ironical voice drawled,"Say, bub, you look as interested as a man killing snakes. Am I your long-lost friend?"
To read the rest of the story click on the logo and learn a little about a birling match.
At any rate I enjoyed the story and I think this is a neat link. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.
I LOVE the flamingos! Wow!
Beautiful pictures of the flamingos!
Punta Cana - a dream destination :D
I don't like those old plastic flamingos you see all over the place -as yard art or whatever.. BUT--I love real Flamingos... They are so beautiful.
Great for Watery Wednesday.
Great flamingo shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs
I like the flamingos too. The story is good, so I followed the link. I'll read the rest as soon as I can.
What an incredible place. Gorgeous. Love the pink dudes!
Gee, Joe, I wonder how much good the hard-hat is going to do the log-roller if he falls since it's not fastened under his chin that I can tell?
The flamingos are beautiful great shots!
Beautiful beautiful birds. Great pictures.
When we were kids, we watched loggers at work birling on the Snake River (between Washington and Idaho). We'd see rafts of logs coming down river to the mills. and then they also had birling contests at fairs etc....
There is a bird park in Singapore. i used to go there every Sat with the kids. Flamingoes are my favourites.
they are fabulous birds - beat sparrows every time
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