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Spray lingers on the branches, droplets fly through the air to pools below. Soothing babble navigates nature, a language few take time to recognize or learn. Wild watercress floating, seemingly unattached, shadowing the craggy tufa rocks, nurtured by drenched, decaying foliage. Fall adds to the creek bed cushion. Spring pushes new life to the surface. Summer blooms along the shore. Winter shows off ice sculptures artistically designed from the water’s mist. The creek never freezes over, its life taking on a new persona each season as the water falls with grace and aggression over terraces of historic tufa rocks.
Big Hill Springs Provincial Park is a gift to the eyes at every step. Hiking trails meander along the creek before making their way up into the surrounding hills, every so often intersecting with game trails. The surprise of finding foliage that would normally retire in the fall, still lush and green during the months of sub-zero winter weather. Outcrops of tufa rock create part of the historical tale of the creek that never freezes over, and Alberta’s history.
April 11, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase, water falls. Where is the water coming from? How does it shape a story? Who does it involve? Go where the prompt leads!
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4/20/2022 08:11:45 am
Love this one, Ann- I breathe easier, thinking of the moisture into my lungs.
4/22/2022 06:11:18 pm
It's hard not to enjoy this place.
4/22/2022 06:13:21 pm
You are lucky to have such a creek so close.
4/21/2022 12:38:24 pm
Your words flow like poetic water falls. Beautiful images!
4/22/2022 06:14:21 pm
Thank you for your kind words, Colleen.
4/25/2022 02:35:06 pm
Beautiful pictures, Ann, as well as prose. I really liked this line: "Soothing babble navigates nature, a language few take time to recognize or learn."
5/3/2022 09:45:19 am
Thank you Michael. Nature and the land is an inspiration to me, and provides visions and words every day.
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