Day 118 April 28, 2018
Had a couple of creative ideas for the prompt today, but give me one that has anything to do with water and I am all over it. There just so many possibilities when it comes using water as the subject. From the smallest brooks and streams to the largest rivers, lakes and oceans, I honestly feel no two pictures would ever be alike. Even in the stillest of waters, what is being reflected, the light refracting, the environment around it, are all in a constant state of change. Water picture always catch my eye and happen to be the photos I study the most. Not quite sure if it’s just me, but pictures are almost as peaceful as being there. This photo is of Carroll Creek Park. This little rivulet had the tendency to masquerade as a river and flood the city, surrounding areas and parks, often. In fact, on July 24th, in the mid to late 1800’s, the city was flooded on 3 separate occasions. In 1974, the creek flooded at record breaking levels, causing an enormous amount of damage. In 1976, the creek once again flooded, wiping out what had just been repaired, restored, or replaced. The city finally began work on the new flood control system currently in place. It was completed in 2006, and the city, and its residents and guests, received over a mile of walkways lined with food, shoppes, entertainment venues and a beautiful landscape. It’s definitely worth a stroll should you ever find yourself in the area. Happy Saturday.