Along the Creek

Every hike along this small creek varies from the recent weather, the weather of the day and probably from my mood too.

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Small creeks hold just as much enjoyment and intrigue as larger ones.

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Rippling water created constantly changing patterns of light and shadow.

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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.

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Green algae made quite a contrast with drab colors of winter.

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 I just paused and took it all in before

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going in closer to photograph falling water

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and ice formations.

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As you can tell, movement of light and shadows fascinate me.

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As do bubbles. It’s hard to tell in this picture, but each bubble I photograph had my reflection on it.

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A thin layer of clear ice covered a shallow pool off to the side of the creek.

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It’s obvious why artists use nature for inspiration.

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11 responses to this post.

  1. Beautiful! This is a place where I could sit a whole day and watch the wonderful patterns of nature..

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    • Thanks. I have to get all the running creeks before they dry up this summer. These that I visit are usually wet-weather creeks that only have water with heavy rains.

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  2. Lovely captures of nature!

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  3. The largest stone in that last picture looks like it has a geometric pattern on it. Nature the geometer.

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  4. Posted by my secret love for you on March 15, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Good memories come to my mind looking at your pictures, thank you for sharing.
    I love running water and small creeks, I feel something inside like a good feeling.

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