This week I am staying really close to home. We don’t have a lake but we do have our lovely little stream with many moods.
Although in places where the water is deep, it can take on the appearance of a small lake:
In summer it sparkles as it rushes over rocks:
It’s a magical place for children and dogs to explore:
In places, up the mountain, close to its source, beautiful ferns line its banks:
Late last summer, when we were in the grips of a drought, it became choked with weeds:
Then the rains came, and the bridge to somewhere:
Became the bridge to nowhere:
Murky floodwater spread from the creek across the farmland:
But even before the floodwater recedes, when the blue skies returns, occasionally you catch it in a reflective mood. It always seems to me that this is when Mother Nature takes a deep sigh, having spent her forces, and rewards us with beauty to compensate for the damage done. (I admit it is a bit harder for the farmer to be so appreciative!)
And after the rain we find lovely little waterfalls:
I love this stream in all it’s moods, there is always something to delight the senses.
Hope you enjoyed your visit to "the creek". Thanks to Nicole Howard for the topic.
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