Every hike along this small creek varies from the recent weather, the weather of the day and probably from my mood too.
Small creeks hold just as much enjoyment and intrigue as larger ones.
Rippling water created constantly changing patterns of light and shadow.
This creek has more than its share of petrified wood for some reason. Petrified wood always fascinates me that wood became stone through a loooong process.
Green algae made quite a contrast with drab colors of winter.
I just paused and took it all in before
going in closer to photograph falling water
and ice formations.
As you can tell, movement of light and shadows fascinate me.
As do bubbles. It’s hard to tell in this picture, but each bubble I photograph had my reflection on it.
A thin layer of clear ice covered a shallow pool off to the side of the creek.
It’s obvious why artists use nature for inspiration.