Yesterday I took my stepkids for a little picnic at Sain Creek (part of the Scoggins Valley Park). Our favorite picnic area is shady, and since it doesn’t really have any fancy amenities, it tends to be less crowded than most other parts of the park.
The creek is ice cold and clear, perfect for wading or sitting on a big rock and soaking your feet.
The play of light and shadows over the water was enchanting.
As were the tree roots hanging over the bank of the creek.
The afternoon was a nice change of pace; cool, moving water, shadows, green growing things, and a very smart crow who stole some of our potato chips. I didn’t get a picture of the thief: he or she was too fast.