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River Sounds

 

photo by Wolfgang Stearns
photo by Wolfgang Stearns

Sometimes I lay in the loft and hear the water hit the docks.
The boats sway and their bumpers whine.
Ducks call out with protesting quacks and geese
continue their conversation in mid-flight.
I’ll miss you when we leave, dear river;
but will keep your sounds buried deep in my peaceful heart.

Love the place you live: Pittsburgh, PA

Allegheny River photo by Wolfgang Stearns
Allegheny River photo by Wolfgang Stearns

Today’s post is inspired by Gabrielle Blair’s blog, Designmom (www.designmom.com). She is featuring a series called Love the Place you Live and has invited bloggers to contribute.

Pittsburgh is a vibrant, gorgeous city hugged tightly by the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers which join to form the mighty Ohio river. Because of this geographical position, Pittsburgh is the US city with the most bridges. There are over 90 distinct neighborhoods in and around the city limits which give it an artful, culturally diverse flavor. Pennsylvania is a beautiful state with lush greens and gentle mountains and this city is nestled within these Penn’s Woods like a shiny, bright emerald in the sun.

Carnegie Natural History Museum photo by Wolfgang Stearns
Carnegie Natural History Museum photo by Wolfgang Stearns
Kayakers on the river photo by Wolfgang Stearns
Kayakers on the river photo by Wolfgang Stearns
Bridge into the city photo by Wolfgang Stearns
Bridge into the city photo by Wolfgang Stearns