Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Word Wednesday: Our Day On The Yuba

I wish I could tell you how hard it is to photograph rainbows rippling endlessly across a flowing river. I think these picture convey that difficulty.
We were supposed to get up early Tuesday morning to meet our new geezer hiking group for a major hike in the high country. We didn't.
Oh yes, we woke up early enough, but rushing around to go for a hike just didn't seem the right way to start the day.
We anguished about it because we love that our neighbors invited us on their Tuesday geezer high country hike, and we felt like total jerks for not showing up.
But it occurred to us that one of the things we love the most about retirement is that we don't have to leave the house at 7:40 am to do anything. EVER.
And our consolation prize was this: a hike on the south fork of the Yuba River. It was such a beautiful day there at the very end of summer, even if I couldn't quite photograph the rippling rainbows.

PS: That's me trying to do a Betty Grable pose. Oh well, the fun is all in the trying!

18 comments:

  1. who IS that old fart standing there in those old man trunks? is he with the hot chick in the purple suit?

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  2. That handsome old man is definitely with that old lady in the purple suit.

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  3. You kids are sexy. And you have the best possible notions about retirement. Personally, retired or not, I would find it difficult to share a hike with a group. Hikes are to share with someone who knows how to be alone in a pair. Cocktails are for groups, and 72 hours are necessary to process any event involving cocktails in a group. Color me introvert :-)

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  4. I sure do agree with you about not having to get out early if you don't want to. What a gorgeous place that is.

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  5. you guys look fabulous! what a beautiful place to enjoy splashing in the water. yes, don't you just LOVE how we own our time 24/7?! i don't even schedule doc appts early because i HATE starting my day in a hurry.

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  6. I thought that was Betty. What a gorgeous looking day.

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  7. EXCELLENT photographs! I DO see the rainbows on the water. And the nudie shots, positively pornographic!! So, is this spot somewhere I could get to with my gimp leg? (Probably not...)

    It looks so fookin' splendid. A good call on what to do with your day.

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  8. Delightful! How wonderful to have this time with your best friend.

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  9. Hey, that last photo is all rainbows!

    It looks as though you were right up there in heaven with all those rainbows. Glad you did what your hearts wanted.

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  10. You stated my very favorite thing about retirement. You "have" to do nothing, only what you really want to, when you want to.
    Great posing by you both. How crystal clear the water is.

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  11. Both of you and the water look great! What a lovely day to spend just as you please.

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  12. Lovely humans in a gorgeous setting!

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  13. The clarity of that water----beautiful!

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  14. I am so glad I'm not the only geezer (or am I a geezette?) around who has heard of Betty Grable! You are spot on, Robin. I have some friends so caught up in activities they are as scheduled and stressed as they were when they were working.

    My husband and I adhere to yours and Roger's idea...do what you want whenever you want. I love your river.

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  15. This is what NOT eating fast food can do for you.

    You two should be the poster kids for eating right and being active.

    Robin, it's not polite to out-Grable Grable.

    heehee

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  16. The best days are at the end of the summer. Love these photos!

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  17. Just looking at those photos makes me relax.

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  18. I've been enjoying your photos!

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