With the Trinity River in flood stage and the water high but no longer flowing, I dreamed of finding a surreal scene in the forest with simple tree trunks in tranquil water. And there is one special place along the Buckeye Trail I thought might be perfect, as long as the water was about 2-3 feet high.
So I put on my waders and trudged out through the forest. The water was up to mid-thigh in places and if it stayed that way, I would be golden.
As I got closer to my spot, however, the water level dropped (though still too high for this little snail hitching a ride on this Trail Sign).
I finally got to my spot, but alas, the water was not high enough for the shot I was looking for. I wanted the water to cover all the grasses, but I was a bit late. Judging from the high water marks, it had probably been two feet deeper there the day before.
So I got this interesting documentary image, but not the surreal one I wanted.
But what else could I shoot, as long as I was out there? Perhaps spiders huddling just above the water? . . . Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post.