Thursday, February 1, 2007

Canadian River

These pictures are of the Canadian River. The early morning shots are taken about 30 miles east of Purcell and the later morning shots are taken off of the bridge that separates Purcell and Lexington. Lewis and Clark wrote about the big rivers that wandered across the prairie and this is what I imagine when I think of that. I think the Canadian river is very dynamic and expressive. It runs heavy in response to local and distant rains. It can stop surface flows at certain times of the year and leaves only deep pools that the water travels under its sandy bed from pool to pool. Cottonwood and willows do well as do other plants that can take the periodic flooding along its banks.