The Marsh

Round Lake is more of a marsh this time of year, which is just east of Seattle and is a heavily traveled area, but you can find solace on days that aren’t overtly beautiful which tames the crowds.

This image, to me, is calming, but also denotes change, from the colors of the grass and water to how the sun was intermittently scattering itself across the landscape. From one moment to the next, this marsh looked utterly different. It’s a bit like writing a sentence, really, you keep changing it until it shines, each word folding into the next to evoke meaning.

Here, in the marsh, the small ponds will become a lake over the next few months, and then in the summer, the marsh slowly returns, bringing its ochres, deep greens and blues until fall lets everything rest, if only for a while.


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