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There is something mesmerizing about watching water move. It’s constantly changing. Changing velocity and color and shape. A small creek doesn’t change too much but if you slow down the speed or take away the color, it looks much different. A river like the Nooksack seems to come in pulses of meltwater from the glaciers high in the mountains.

A creek shot at two different shutter speeds


And in color and black and white


An evening along the Nooksack

Ken wanted to get his line in the water after a hard day of working around the house so he persistently persuaded Luna and me to join him for a little while at sunset. The light was gorgeous. Luna enjoyed some water time.










Last weekend my friend came up from the hotter part of the state in hopes of cooling off a bit and doing some fly fishing. The weather was not cool at all with the thermometer hitting 100 degrees both days! However, mountain streams are cool and refreshing and she was able to wet her line in a couple of them over the weekend.


Saturday afternoon’s creek


A nice deep pool


Sam enjoyed the cold clear water


Pine drops, Pterospora andromedea


According to the USFS, Pinedrops is a member of the Indian-pipe family  (Monotropaceae). Pinedrops is a root parasite, depending on its association  with a mycorrhizal fungus that is also associated with a pine tree. Pinedrops produces  very little chlorophyll and is therefore not green in color and does not  conduct photosynthesis.


Sunday morning creek. The dogs didn’t get to go this time.


This water was even colder than the previous day’s water.


I was fascinated by the patterns of water and rocks



Cold foot


I played with capturing moving water although I had left my tripod at home.


There is an insect inside that tiny bundle of sticks and stuff





A cutthroat, caught and released.



Yesterday’s all day rain was unusual for our climate. After two months of dry weather it is nice to have however the adjustment to dampness and gray skies can be difficult. It was a good day to get lots of work done inside. Later in the day there were a few shower breaks and I got outside and made some images of rain drops in the garden.



















This time of year, the Twisp River seems more like a creek or small stream. A few months ago it was a different story as it flowed to the tops of its banks and filled side channels from its confluence with the Methow at Twisp to Road’s End. Now it’s a welcoming respite, reflecting the colors starting to turn to fall.





















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