River Walk – Ups and Downs

Part of enjoying a walk is looking all around you. Walking in solitude always gives me the best chance of noticing oddities above my head and under my feet. I muse on things and sometimes find connections, or at least wonder about how they fit together.

I was easily drawn to the dead tree. The large strips of peeling bark and contrast to the wood beneath was unusual and captivating in the midst of so much life. But I also noticed the huge decaying thing on the path in front of my feet. At first I thought it looked like a banana peel. But it was too big, and upon closer inspection, the wrong texture. It was bark, and I was fascinated at such a large piece laying there on the pathway. I wondered who put it there? Where did it come from? I couldn’t imagine how it came about on its own. But the isolation of these two images – related by photo data as nearby one another on my walk – provides an obvious answer. Squishy blob of mess on the ground came from intriguing peeling-barked tree. Whether some animal or person pulled it off and flung it there or whether it fell on the pathway naturally, will remain a mystery.

These images are part of a series posted chronologically from one river walk on Jan 13/18. I wanted to take you along on this beautiful winter day and share what you might have stumbled upon if you were walking in my shoes. To take the whole walk, start with clicking on Along the Way and use right arrow or Older Posts button to scroll through them all. Or use the Search tool just below the posts to find Along the Way. I’ll keep adding images each day until we wander back home.

About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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1 Response to River Walk – Ups and Downs

  1. Clare Pooley says:

    Nice detective-work, Sheri! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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