Thursday, October 8, 2009

Midwest Nature Quote of the Week: Oct 8

“There are many kinds of good streams.  Any stream is good if it’s allowed to keep some of its integrity.  It needn’t be a snow-fed mountain creek with waterfalls and all.  It can be a big, brown river like the Missouri or Mississippi, a mature river, solid and strong, wandering through a broad floodplain that it began carving eons ago.  A grandfather river.  I like to go out and set hoopnets and basket traps, snooping around such backwaters as Jug Handle Slough and the Butterfly Chute and the Stump Patch, poling through green caverns out into vast beds of lotus, heavy with fragrance and ablaze with sunlight.”

From John Madson, Out Home

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