Friday, May 30, 2008

High Water

This is the creek in our area. It's about 150 feet or so from our house. It's nice to hear it when the windows and doors are open at this time of year. Normally it's only a few inches deep, but right now it's a few feet deep. Two years ago a young man in his twenties fell into the creek at this time of year and drowned. If you see the creek mid summer you would think that impossible. This time of year it fills and the banks are brimming...Amazing what a bit of snow up in the mountains will do.

We tied the dog to the bank so she wouldn't fall/jump into the creek and get swept away...looking at the photos now, It looks like I should have tied my daughter to the bank! The water is very swift and muddy as you can see in the photos.