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Kicking off Spring and a Good “Earth Day” to You

  Awake, thou wintry earth – Fling off thy sadness! Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth Your ancient gladness! ~Thomas Blackburn, “An Easter Hymn”   Put yourself on the river in Spring, and Ludwig will do the rest(Beethoven’s 6th, The Pastoral Symphony)   if you enjoyed the movie, you might also visit:  ourplaceinthecosmos.com for another spring […]

Countdown to Spring

The cold winds of January are chilling my bones. Only three weeks past Christmas and I’m already counting the days till SPRING. As of this post, January 18, 2016,   61 days until the first day of SPRING Meanwhile, meditate on this for a spell…the lush greens of summer and a soundscape that soothes (this is […]

June brings record rainfall/flooding; However…

While Missouri only had its 11th wettest June on record at 7.23 inches, record precipitation and flooding occurred in many areas across the state. The St. Louis, Missouri area had its wettest June on record at 13.14 inches. So you can understand how happy I was to get  out of soggy St. Lou and hit […]

Canoe the Ozarks Continues…and a new blog emerges

Attention all visitors and Google index bots!   Canoe the Ozarks will continue its mission to share the beauty and adventures in the Wonderland of Rivers and Forests of the Ozarks Country. Hope you enjoy this post that features new video and pics from a very recent float trip. And if you thrive on connecting […]

Beethoven and Springtime on an Ozark River (movie)

Ten days before the Vernal Equinox , 9pm, all quiet on my back yard deck Except Off in the distance, it’s faint, but clear The call of Spring Peepers, sweet season premier http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/spring-peeper   Before long, the Chorus Frogs start to sing A funeral hymn for winter;  here comes Spring http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/boreal-chorus-frog-western-chorus-frog   (these sounds are […]

Water Worlds of Summer on an Ozark River

Just checked the forecast for an early August float trip on the beautiful Buffalo River(AR): daytime temps 85 – 90(NORMAL), nighttime lows, a very comfortable 60(unusual) without a chance of rain!  Wow, what a forecast!  I’m already reciting a prayer of petition to keep it so.   And on a hot summer day, there is […]

Springtime on an Ozark River (movie)

Join us on the river as we venture deep into the beauty and wonders of Spring- In the Ozarks… Peace on the River

Wonderland of Waterfalls on the Big Piney River

It’s a sunny but unusually cool August day as we start our float trip on an upper section of the Big Piney River( 4 videos on this post). The mercury won’t touch 80 the duration of this trip.  And just about ten days ago, there was heavy flooding throughout much of the Ozarks. (It’s August, […]

Summer Symphony on the Big Piney River

Moving through a lively riffle… It’s about 5pm when we pull into a favorite campsite that we’ll call home for the next few days.  Little did we know that our first night here would be one of the most memorable nights on the river. With only the slightest chance of rain in the forecast, we […]

July Jubilee on the Big Piney River

The highway J exit comes into view and my heart rate is ampin’ as I’m rampin’ up this favorite EXIT to another world. Take me to the river…wash me in the waters, of the Big Piney River… As mentioned in a previous post, I have already canceled three float trips this year due to a […]