The above photo wasn't taken today but I wanted to share this pair of tree friends from our woods. Love them and how much they love each other! rapidly moving stream water was captured today. And just as a reminder concerning where this busy moving water is headed ...
Below is a view of the local river I've been documenting - from a spot a modest number of miles west of the usual location. Took the pics last Wednesday while I was out doing errands. It wasn't a meditative sort of day. It was a day to enjoy soaking up this area's overarching landscape energy before the wind started blowing again - while also getting errand-y stuff done at a leisurely pace. Seemed right in line with that energy to indulge in a wee local side-trip in order to reconnect with my favorite spot to commune with this river. The water is not nearly so distant here. The bridge is much lower to the ground so even with the wind blowing I don't think I'd feel quite so much like I'm about to go on camera for the weather channel. Know there's a way down to the water's edge on the eastern side of the bridge because I've often seen fishermen there during summer months. Will wait 'til J's along to confirm and document.
Looking west. This area is extremely GREEN - layer upon layer of it - in the summer. Haven't spent much time at this location in the colder months but am looking forward to changing that. Below we're facing east as the river heads towards the snaking curves that are familiar from my weeks of documentation.
Am fully cherishing the days like today and last Wednesday when the high winds still themselves and the sun remains visible. Today it was only around for fleeting 20 minute windows here and there. I was more than ready to welcome each break-through with grateful inner enthusiasm. The two trees in the center foreground of the above image have very strong/beckoning vibrations. J. thinks it's private property there and I might not be able to get any closer. Taking good camera and zoom lenses when we're able to go together. Although it's too far upstream to be visible from the usual location, am wondering if some of the trees below are oak sentries. Love the way the trees in this location sidle all the way to the water's edge. Note the gorgeously full white pine!