This is the creek in back of our house. Click to see it bigger. Watercolors on 140 lb cold press Arches paper.
When there is a big rain, the creek swells up high and runs very fast, and would be dangerous to fall in. Turtles, fish, and birds live in and around the creek--small egrets and some kind small blue waterbird that I can never see except on the wing, perhaps it is a small heron.