There's something about being in the presence of water, isn't there? It's soothing for both the body and the soul. I've always dreamed of a creek or little river running through our property. I've imagined the calming music it would make as we played or worked in the yard, fancying the lovely focal point it would create throughout the seasons. Swaying grasses and blooms would line the river bank in summer. Colorful leaves would bob down the flowing waters in autumn, and what a frosty, glistening beauty a creek or river would add to our winter landscape. And, at winter's end, it would come alive with buds of lightest green and the sweet sound of spring peepers.
I have thought of all the wildlife water would attract, including but not limited to, five particular young boys. Skipping rocks, wading, fishing, collecting stones that shimmer beneath the surface in the sun-- these are all things we could enjoy daily, having water run through our property.