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we've been having a lot of rain so i'm watching the creek...
this is what it looked like last summer...
and this is what it looks like today.
the first thing i did when i got up this morning was go see what rocks were still above water. it's a riotous celebration... loud - like a big wind blowing! when you stand and look at it you feel joy all over!!
every fall i put my favorite rocks on the creek bank so they don't get washed away. these will go back in the creek this summer, and i'll make a new batch of rock sculptures to get washed away next winter. one year i thought that a beloved rock (in the center of the summer photo above - shaped like a triangle with water splashing under it) had gotten washed away. i couldn't believe it -- it's so heavy! something told me to dig down in the creek bed where it had been, and sure enough, there it was under layers of smaller rocks. i was ecstatic!
these are beside the creek... can i resist photos of prayer flags? no!
this is the paper that came with the prayer flags. still amazingly intact after six months outside. looking at this and the creek made me think about seth's disintegration collaboration...
i took this standing outside our front door when i got back from my creek survey (that's wood smoke on the right). the air has a soft, moist, almost-spring feeling... and that makes me smile!