Share a photograph inspired by a favorite poem, verse, story, or song lyric. Bonus points if you share why the particular text resonates with you. (Though you certainly don’t have to!) If you’re not feeling especially literary or musical this week, see if you can capture the beauty of morning or evening half-light in your corner of the globe.
We spent five days on a houseboat on the Murray River in September 2014. It was a wonderful way to explore the waterways and relax in the calm and peacefulness of not having to be anywhere anytime soon.
I have no beautiful poem to share with you but when I look at this photo I’m reminded of the story of The Elephant’s Child. Rudyard Kipling was one of my favourite authors as a child and when I revisit those stories that spark of innocence, adventure and fun is rekindled. This photo makes me think of the place where the elephant’s child got his trunk: the great grey-green greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever trees.
While the Murray River is neither greasy nor set about with fever trees, it has the potential for wondrous adventures, but maybe not of the insatiable elephant kind.