The 30-Day Sit Spot Challenge is a way for you to connect with the depth of the natural world through one spot in the nature (My Spot is een in the picture to the left.).
Last April, and early May, I participated in this experience, blogging it all, with photos, to its totally unanticipated conclusion.
You can learn more about this 20 min. a Day Exercise, and why I think the experience can provide interesting opportunities for Writing Prompts, in the Introductory Post, and then follow the link, at the end of each post, to the next chapter.
As everyone knows we got a lot of rain in December, here in SoCal. ;-D
On December 29th there was a break it the rain so, on a lark, I decided to revisit the parks, trails, and riverbed, where I spent those earlier 30 days, to see what the rain had brought to a usually dry area.
Santiago Creek actually runs thru 2 parking lots on its last few miles to its rendezvous with the Santa Ana River.
Here you see me standing in the parking lot for the portion of the park, near Main St. & off Memory Lane, that is next to the Lawn Bowling area.
Don't let the amount of water fool you.
It's moving swiftly, and not something you want to go wading in.
Proceeding eastward, toward my Spot, I came to an obstruction in the walking/biking trail. ;-D
I actually walked thru this, along the side of the trail, to the left of where I'm standing, in order to reach that spot. ;-D
What you see here is the huge parking lot at Hart Park.
The creek comes raging out of its natural bed, and into this before returning to the creekbed again on its way past the lawn bowling place, and beyond.
No cars were allowed to come off the street to park here.
This is beyond my Sit Spot (Hidden in the Upper Left corner), looking westward.
You can barely see them, but there are 2 Ducks in the water near where that side stream meets the main creek.
Further east are the rest of the Ducks.
Some of these critters are no doubt the same ones I saw last year, plus some now grown chicks.
Santiago Creek ends its westward travels by emptying out into the Santa Ana River...at a public Golf Course. ;-D
Now THAT'S a water hazard! ;-D
Actually all the holes are above the water line, except in unusual circumstances. ;-D