Monday, April 14, 2014

The Trail Is Gone

I, Sweet William The Scot, am reading our new sign.
Yep that sign says Ohio River Trail.  We come here to walk in the summer.  But it is not summer yet.  The leaves are still buds on the trees.
I hear a plane landing.
This trail splits at the very back.  If you turn left it circles around Lunken Airport for six miles.  If you turn right you are going down to the Little Miami River.  The Little Miami River is a Class 1 tributary of the Ohio River that flows 111 miles.  The Shawnee called it Cakimiyamithiipi.  Can you pronounce that?
The Little Miami River is one of 156 American rivers designated by the U.S. Congress or the Secretary of the Interior as a National Wild and Scenic River and lends its name to the adjacent Little Miami Scenic Trail
I smell river water, I think something is afoot.
The trail is gone, where did my trail go?
Why that darn river wants to flow over my trail!  The river took my trail. 
It has been raining for days, the river is out of its banks and is muddy.  The river is way into the trees.
Did you ever hear Big Mouth Billy Bass sing "Take me to the river, drop me in the water"?
Well I Sweet William The Scot, would drop Billy Bass for sure in the river water.
The wild flowers are starting to bloom.
            Thanks for being a friend             
         Traveling down the road and back again              
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine.     
Signing Off
  Sweet William The Scot   


  1. Moms says we are under a flood watch here also, but at the moment it is snowing....we do not understand Mother Nature at all. Hugs to you buddy!
    stella rose

  2. Sorry SW to see your trail is flooded. Drats to the rain. We tried saying the other name for the river and BOL was she useless. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. I bet the ducks had a grand time in the river. Stay dry Sweet Williams.

    1. Hi Bentley ~ You know I think this Winter was to harsh for the ducks. They flew south and forgot to come back. I have not seen a one. Have a great week.

  4. William that was one big word...I cannot say it but one thing for sure your spring and summer will be full of nice walks and interesting scents
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. I'm gonna try to pronouce it-here goes, "woof". Close?

  6. We can't get our tongues to Work that Word at all. We are sooooo sorry that the BIG Miami River flooded your trail. Hope that it soon goes back to being the LITTLE Miami and gives your trail back. Just THINK of the new smells that it will leave behind.

  7. Ring-ding-ding-and a dong...why, Sir William, your river is overflowing from too much rain? What a shame. How dare it wash away your trail...but the wildflowers do look beautiful. I hope you and your Lee are doing well, my friend. You know we think of you often.
    *high paws*

  8. It kinds looks like our trails too...not that much water but ours all soggy too.

  9. That river better slow down and give that trail back
    Lily & Edward

  10. Sweet Willyum,

    I cewtainly can't pwonounce that luvly wowd, but ai am sending you sunshine and wawmf to help get yoow twail back and the wivew whewe it belongs, so you can go womp in the wildflowews and enjoy yoow bootiful woods again
    Smoochie kisses

  11. No wonder they just decided to call it the Miami River. No way could we pronounce that!

    Your river trail is like ours, it has lots of different ways you can go and ONCE the river stole our trail, too.

    Looks like a great walk.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  12. Whichever way the water flows will be just fine with me. I avoid it like the plague.

  13. Wow, I bet that's normally a beautiful place for a walkie! Sorry the river took it over. Maybe the fishies are taking the trail instead. BOL Oh, those flowers are pretty!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Pol Comm

  14. Be happy about the rain and your water wealth. Here Lake Texoma is way down and so is the Red's got folks in an uproar.

    Aroo to you,

  15. Sweet William, there is no way I can pronounce that big word! I am sorry your trail is so soggy, but I bet it will be back soon for you. It looks like a beautiful place to be.

    Loveys Sasha

  16. I heard an expression that applies to this post ...the river will flow where it wants to flow. Hope you get your trail bak soon!

    Ruby (and Angel Pip)

  17. I gots to say, that is one big word! Ma tried to pronouce it, butts it ended up soundin' like an HBO word and I had to cover my delicate ears!
    You can send some of that water our way Sweet William ~ this drought is gettin' bad, and we sure could use your over flow! Then you could gets your trail back! bol
    Oh, and those flowers are mighty beautifuls!
    Ruby ♥

  18. We sure hope the water recedes soon for you, William. What a beautiful trail for walkies!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  19. Yap we heard that Big Billy Bass sing that song. :)

  20. maybe your trail is something now what the peeps call: waterway? maybe it leads to venice? I hope you can walk on your trail soon and Billy Bass has to go back to his ole river bed :o)

  21. Hey Sweet Wm and Lee! I saw your question about the mussels that were moved from my river to Ohio. They went to Big Darby Creek in Franklin County. Isn't that fun! That's not too awfully far from you, so my neighbors are sorta now your neighbors. BOL Here is a link to an article if you're interested...

    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  22. Wow, a swimming trail! How cool is that!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  23. Yikes, keep away from those waters SW, hopefully everything will return to its rightful place soon.
    Wally & Sammy

  24. Wow - that is some major flooding! I bet this winter has been horrible for so many places. I hope spring will stay awhile to make up for it!

  25. Eeek....we don't like to get wet! We hope the water goes back where it belongs and you get your trail back soon.

    The Florida Furkids

  26. Happy Easter to you all, we hope you get'z lot'z of Berd or Thuna wez will see'z youz

    Tuezday xxxxoooxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  27. Hi there Sweet William! That looks like a very nice trail to explore!