February 19, 2014

Lagunitas Creek -- 1st visit of the season

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photo by Donald Kinney

Well, I had my eyes open for fish--we had some major rain two weeks ago and the Coho Salmon usually wait until after a storm to start returning to begin spawning. But I saw not a one. I'll keep looking--they can be elusive.

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photo by Donald Kinney

But it was fun to check out flowing water and to see what might be different this year. The course of the stream changes just slightly from year to year, and it is easy to imagine how over many thousands and perhaps millions of years this little bucolic stream--capable of turning into a raging torrent--might have carved out a stream-bed and a sharp canyon between hills.

Now, my Mother would have told me that God, her special brand of God, carved out this watercourse not more than 4000 years ago--with his little pinkie I suppose--but come on--who are you going to believe?

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1 comment:

Zoomie said...

I believe as you do. I'm wishing luck to the fish in this dry year.

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