The Steady Place

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The evening light falls softly on the big river. The changing of the time has allowed me to reach Kanawha Falls with just enough light to set up my tripod and attempt a long exposure. I’m drawn to the rocks that are exposed as the water flows around them. The steady place in an ever changing world. My spirit recalls the lyrics of the old hymn “On Christ the solid rock I stand” as I watch the powerful stream of water crash over the edge. The flow of water is beautiful and calming from this side of the river but I wouldn’t want to be caught in it. It would be easy to be caught in the flow pulled down to the river bed. But on the steady place atop the rock there’s relative safety.

The world we live in is full of powerful streams of both news and rumors that would sweep us away and pull us under if we allow ourselves to caught up in them. But look for that steady place that elevated above the flow where peace reigns and dwell there instead.

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And Two Become One

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The two little streams run through the hills giggling as they tickle the exposed roots of the trees.

Gleefully they turn over small stones and leap from the large ones as they play together in the forest.

For a moment they pool together and swirl like dancing lovers as a lone dove calls a slow tune.

The two little streams playfully part once more and return to the game of running down the hill.

Their excitement builds up as the see the last falls approach in the distance and finally they stretch and reach for each other.

Two become one as they embrace and merge together. They will need the strength and courage of each other to make the last leap into the valley below and strive for their final destination in the sea.

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An Imaginary Trip Into The Past

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As a crept softly through the moss covered landscape the Cardnials dart excitedly through the thick underbrush. They’re engaged in their mating rituals that are as old as the forest itself. It still a bit early but I’m betting that if I was here st the right time I could spot an eft making it’s way back to the water for the last time before becoming fully aquatic once more. Perhaps this is something that I should watch for in the days ahead. I’m particularly drawn to this section of my property. The steep landscape makes it a challenge to go very deep into the mountain with my camera equipment during the wet season when the alluvial terrain makes foot placement crucial. But that’s also the season that yields the best flow of the little streams that feed Little Elk Creek. Especially now that the moss has begun to colonize the rocks that line the stream. I expect that in the upcoming years that it will grow thick and plush bringing a primeval feel to this little hidden sanctuary. As I admire the soft green surroundings and the flow of hundreds of little cascades it’s easy to imagine that the stream flows from some hidden ancient temple deep in the forest. And that if I could trace it to the source I’d be sure to find some pre-columbian treasure. Not gold or silver but worked stone points and effigies carved into the sandstone. Common items like the stone bowls used to grind hickory nuts into meal. In my imagination I can hear the women singing chants to rhythm created by stone pounding together. I can almost smell the jerked meats curing over a fire and hear the voices of the children as they play in the open forests.

As the shutter snaps closed the moss and peaceful flow of stream is preserved in my lens and the imaginary village is filed away to be recalled on another day.

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Thoughts Provoked By A Small Roadside Cascade

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Tiny drops of water pool into a stream form the flow that cascades down the mountain. The body of water isn’t really all that large. In fact most places wherr you might encounter the flow you could cross in a single step. But life doesn’t have to be large to be important. The First Nations people understood this. In their world everything was alive. Everything was important in some way. The small cascade in tonight’s feature image is only a few inches high but that’s enough for water to become oxygenated before it reaches the river. I haven’t really looked into the math but my guess is that shallow streams with lots of little spots like this provide a significant amount of the oxygen that gets into the rivers and helps make life possible for the fish. The smaller streams definitely carry nutrients into the larger rivers that makes it possible for aquatic plants to grow. They also give photographers an opportunity to pause and consider the little things in life and how important they are.

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A Peaceful Stop Near Charlton Heights

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The morning sun is just above the mountains as the big blue truck finds the wide spot at Charlton Heights. I have always loved the crumbling old stone wall with its little cascade and nearby cave. Today I’ve elected to bring my tripod and attempt a long exposure. I fiddle with the settings a little and eventually get the look that want. Just a few feet away the morning rush traffic zips by. I maintain awareness for safety but otherwise block it out. All I need is a few minutes to lose myself in the flow of stream. The texture of the cut stone and the color of the vegetation. In the few moments of quiet between the sounds of the passing engines I can hear a black capped chickadee calling among the bare twigs. And a sapsucker tapping out his rhythms on a dead branch. I fight against the urge to abandon my responsibility and climb the wall to see what’s up stream but reason overtakes me as I wait for the shutter to close. Folding the tripod away and climbing back into the driver’s seat was the hardest part of my morning. I press the button on the armrest and the passenger window slides down with a whirr and I allow just a little bit more of the peaceful moment to flow into my being and this I carry until I can stop again.

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Overflow

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The hydroelectric dam at Glen Ferris is well integrated with natural beauty of Kanawha Falls. The lake formed by the same is often mirror smooth. The dam is an overflow dam and with the exception of that water that’s channed into the turbines it sweeps over the edge of dam. At the right angles it looks like a hole in the river. Below the dam the leading edge of the flow looks like liquid glass which shatters on the rocks below only to coalesce again as it makes it’s way to merge with the Ohio River.

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A Few Thoughts On New Year’s Resolutions

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I have stopped by the little pool at Glen Ferris as I often do. I only have a few minutes to catch a moment of peace. As I watched the water cascade down the rocks and collect in the little pool my mind begins to focus on the New Year and the tradition of making a resolution. You could almost draw a resolution out of a hat and it would mean as much. You see, most of the New Year’s resolutions are really just wishes.

I want be healthier.

I want to be more organized.

I want to learn something.

I want… fill in the blank. There’s plenty to choose from.

We do this as if New Year’s Day is some magical time that empowers you to achieve a goal guaranteed or you get a refund. But when you buy something with wishes then your refund is getting your wish back. I have come to the conclusion that a lot of these resolutions wishes are given to us by the expectations of others. Or more accurately, what we think other people expect from us. And if it’s not really something that we want for ourselves then we don’t really do the legwork. Or if we do then it’s only half hearted and it is never a priority.

After giving some of these things a little more thought I’ve decided that my New Year’s resolution this year be not waiting for the New Year to start working on the things that I want to change and to decide for myself what things I want to change in the first place.

Regardless of what the goals eventually turn out to be it should be something that is truly our goals so that we’ll be naturally motivated to make them happen. Anything else is just wishful thinking.

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