Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Power of the Cuyahoga River

I took quite a few shots shots of the Cuyahoga River while gathering photos for my bridge series. The river is neat to see during this high flow condition. I enjoy the flow around the bridge pilings. The name Cuyahoga is pronounced KI-a-HO-ga and is Indian word for crooked. The power of the river is shown as it overflows the river islands.
This is the shallowest area of the river and it is wide and fast.
This is a walkway down to the rivers edge to get close to the river. It is definitely not recommended for use right now.
This is a little further downstream and the river is going into a yard. The house is quite safe at this time.
I enjoy walking the Cuyahoga River with all the beauty it shows.

22 comments:

Tina said...

The mystery of rivers..and all the different scenery they can give us from serene to rough and treacherous!
You caught them all I think in the few pictures you posted. Nice post!

NCmountainwoman said...

Wonderful photographs of the raging river. I loved them all.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful photos of the river, Tom. Now--take the same pictures during the other seasons.. Then we can compare!!!!

Hope you have had a great day.
Betsy

Ken Conger Photography said...

Running right good when you captured these images. Guess you can't wait to go fishing when around so much water. Good weather is just around the corner. Blue Skies.

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful "Crooked" river shots. the power of Mother Nature has always amazed me.. Have a wonderful week

Shellmo said...

Very beautiful photos! You captured the River's power very well! And thank you for the pronunciation - I was wondering...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Rushing waters,whether in a river or falls are facsinating.Hopefully everyone will stay safe during the highest waters.
Blessings,Ruth

Twisted Fencepost said...

I grew up near a river and am always mesmerized by the flow. Especially when it is high.
Don't try to stop it and don't get in it's way!

George said...

Those are wonderful pictures of the Cuyahoga. I have to admit it looks much different from the river I saw in Cleveland in the 1960s.

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

Aren't rivers wonderful??? I grew up playing in a river, fishing on its banks, and tripping over the twisted roots of the trees that leaned over the water. I loved the swirls, the fast parts, the falls, and the slow-moving pools with their shy fish and syrupy soil.

You've done a lovely job of capturing the beauty of a swollen river.

Luke Wiley said...

I hope everyone living around the river is safe!
Nice pictures!

Arija said...

I do love a fast running river, but here in Australia, Queensland, one of our largest states is many feet under water, with unfortunate loss of life not only for the few humans swept away , but thousands of farm animals and wild life.

Pietro said...

I also think it's very pleasant to walk around that river.
This sequence of photographs is so beautiful: I enjoyed it very much.

Carletta said...

You've really captured the power and force of the river with these!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I would hate to land in that stream Tom. It will carry away even the strongest of swimmers.

Amy Wagner said...

Hi there I have just come across your blog, I have to just say I love those photos they are really great and yes the wonders of mother nature, one moment the river can be calm and beautiful the next a rage of anger. I will be visiting you soon

Michele said...

Gosh, the river looks quite rough for sure!!
I definitely would not want to walk that one right now, that's for sure!!
But beautiful photos!
Hug♥

Darla said...

You captured the severity of running water quite well, it can be a scary thing!

Tricia said...

That's some bad flooding there! But I'm sooo glad you showed how to pronounce the river name! Thank you for that!!! I can say it now!!! hehehe

CountryDreaming said...

I really like the fourth photo down, with its shadows, reflections, colors, and composition. Somehow, it even looks inviting to follow the walkway down even though it leads straight into the water. Must be that rarity called sunshine. As a fellow Ohioan, I've walked by the Cuyahoga before, but never at Stow. Thanks for sharing these new views of a familiar place.

Tammie Lee said...

My goodness, yes very powerful! Fun image of the stairs leading into the water!

Cassie said...

I don't know why, but I knew about the Cuyahoga River, and how to pronounce it...maybe from my youth in NE PA? Good blog!