Beneath The Surface

Photographer- meg_haywoodsullivan
A river will tell you a lot about the dramas of the day, many of which unfold out of sight, or under the cover of night. A lateral band of twigs, moss, lichen and leaves that dapple the bank’s high water line will reveal the composition of the forest upstream, courtesy of last night’s winter deluge. Those high waters also leave behind a shoreline of smooth, combed over banks and sand bars, which offer the attentive traveler a catalog of tracks from creatures big and small, alone or in groups, who temporarily expose their habits and tendencies, preserved in sandy time, or at least until the next surge or storm cleans this slate for a future revealing of transients who also travel this water’s edge.
By Charles Post