Paddling Poodle

Paddling Poodle | Stemilt Basin, WA | 2016

“Perhaps swimming was dancing under water, he thought. To swim under lily pads seeing their green slender stalks wavering as you passed, to swim under upraised logs past schools of sunfish and bluegills, to swim through reed beds past wriggling water snakes and miniature turtles, to swim in small lakes, big lakes, to swim in small farm ponds, creeks, rivers, giant rivers where one was swept along easefully by the current, to swim naked alone at night …”

— American author Jim Harrison, from “The Man Who Gave Up His Name.”