Once or twice a year I head over to take a walk at Kelly Creek, a beautiful little cold-water feeder stream that flows into the upper Kinnickinnic River.
Besides being a wonderful sanctuary for native brook trout, the magical thing about this creek is the way it springs wholly from a modest rock outcrop beneath an old bur oak tree. I can stare at that spot for hours and never come close to plumbing its depths.
This time of year it's just nice to check in on the green watercress, and poke around in the brushy alder, watching the birds come to the water for a drink.
Hal Watson, River Falls, WI Member Since July 2010 Artist Statement My photo journal project began as a New Year’s resolution back in 2008. I had always wanted to keep some kind of journal but I didn’t really know where to begin. It wasn’t until that November when I realized I could tie my passion for photography together with my desire to put pen to paper.
It didn’t take too long before I started to observe that this practice was having a wonderful effect on my everyday life ~ I had somehow stumbled on a hidden wellspring that I could drink from whenever I needed it.
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