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A snowy both sides now

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During my February 16th trek into a wonderfully white Great Hills Park I made sure to portray several portions of the main creek. These two views, anchored by the snow-mounded rocks in the center of the creek, face in opposite directions.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 24, 2021 at 4:28 AM

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  1. The water looks wonderfully clear, too.

    Robert Parker

    February 24, 2021 at 6:17 AM

  2. In the first picture, I see a long-nosed creature with hair ending in a ponytail.

    Peter Klopp

    February 24, 2021 at 7:29 AM

    • I’d never have thought of that but I see how you could imagine it, especially with the dark “eye.”

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 24, 2021 at 7:33 AM

      • My first impression was of a kiwi, looking to the left, with an imaginary wing stretched out to the right for balance. A doubly-cool shot.


        February 28, 2021 at 2:12 AM

    • Ditto! The first picture looked like a kind of big beaked bird to me.
      All of the photographs required a second look.
      Great post

      Change Therapy

      February 24, 2021 at 8:42 AM

      • Photographically speaking, it was a great unaccustomed opportunity for me. I’m glad you enjoyed seeing the pictures as much as I did taking them.

        Steve Schwartzman

        February 24, 2021 at 9:06 AM

  3. I really like the reflections in the crystal-clear water. It reminds me of how quiet it can be in the woods, as if time stands still.


    February 24, 2021 at 8:51 AM

    • The water certainly looks clear; how safe it would be to drink, I don’t know, given that we’re in a city (even if you could never tell that from the picture alone). And yes, it was mostly quiet in the woods, the one exception being the occasional sound of a chainsaw in the surrounding neighborhood. As I recall, I encountered only one other person during my two hours in the park.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 24, 2021 at 9:03 AM

  4. Nice reflections!

    Eliza Waters

    February 24, 2021 at 5:10 PM

  5. It is impressive how clear that water is.

    Steve Gingold

    February 24, 2021 at 6:44 PM

    • And yet a geologist here said he wouldn’t risk drinking the creek water for fear of impurities that might be in it.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 25, 2021 at 6:48 AM

  6. The creek looks wonderfully clean and clear. The lighting is perfect for such a scene, the reflections add to the beauty of it.

    Lavinia Ross

    February 25, 2021 at 10:27 AM

    • Part of me wished the creek had fully frozen over because that’s something we don’t get to see here. Failing that, I was happy with the clarity of the water and the reflections on it.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 25, 2021 at 11:30 AM

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