Monday, November 29, 2010
The Run is On!
While walking the creek with Lenore yesterday we discovered that the Chinook salmon Run is on. Lenore stated that she thought she heard a splash down stream. As were we walking down to the next riffle I saw a pretty good sized salmon fight its way up the riffle and into the pool. A closer inspection let us see that there were quite a few salmon in the pool. We sat and watched them for awhile. Two larger females would drift into the riffle then turn on their sides and then by splashing their tails clear out a small depression (or redd) to lay their eggs into.
This morning I went back down to the creek and sat on the bank just above the salmon. It was a lot of fun to watch them in action and try to create some interesting images of them in action. It is truly amazing to see such a large fish in such a small creek.
God's love and blessings to all,