the south fork

A glimpse of the south fork of Pine Creek – the stream, that in North Park creates a huge lake, meanders almost 30 miles south to Sharpsburg where is enters the Allegheny River just below the 62nd Street Bridge. Months ago, the winding creek was the most obvious landmark in the winter landscape, but summer has hidden it and it’s only at rare openings that you can even spy it through the green.

And keeping with the driftwood-as-animal theme, the two pieces of wood, lying on the creek mud-bed, look like giant pond-skaters.

Also, at 4:00, it’s still harsh afternoon light – the sun was almost directly over the western leg of the walking path. The sun needs to sit much lower in order to get a delicate diffusion.