~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #89: A River Runs Through It ~

My father taught me at an early age that if ever I was lost in a wilderness area, to remember the words from a song by Bob Nolan ,”…somehow it leads me home if I just follow the stream.”


Creeks and streams flow into rivers on their journey toward the ocean. Gnat Creek, above, is representative of a source.


Two shots of Crescent Creek. The first is taken at its source, Crescent Lake where it rushes into the channel and then farther downstream, as it flows through the countryside.


Spokane River, Spokane, WA

Throughout my life I’ve lived near streams and rivers, from my Spokane, WA birthplace, to my current home in Vancouver, WA where Salmon Creek (below) is a half mile away.


And then, there is the mighty Columbia River which flows by my hometown on its way to meet the Pacific Ocean, just south of where I’m “staying in place” at my condominium in Long Beach, WA.


At the mouth of the Columbia River spanned by the Astoria-Megler Bridge in the background.

“Run, river, run to the sea
Water always wants to be free
Run, river, run over me
Water, take away my memory”
Allman Brown

Wishing everyone safe harbour in this time of shared pandemic crisis.



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3 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #89: A River Runs Through It ~

  1. Amy says:

    Beautiful rivers and river flows were captured! You must have enjoyed living by these streams and rivers. WA and Vancouver are very beautiful due to the water and rivers.
    I love this series, Lindy!

  2. JohnRH says:

    Beautiful. Well said.

  3. Leya says:

    A lovely series, Lindy. When I was a child, I always said I would live in a house with a brook running through it. That never happened, but I walk in the forest with its two creeks every day. The sound of water is incredibly soothing and calming. Lucky you having lived near one all your life. Stay well and safe.

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