Paradise Lost

Somewhere near where the Wapsipinicon River bleeds into Lost Lakes at flood time...

Sometimes pictures tap you on the shoulder and ask to be shot. This was one. I snapped it so I could get on with whatever important stuff I was doing, like trying to find my way out of this maze of backwaters before the sun went down!

This is another spot accessable only at high water. Next year I probably won't recognize this spot even if I could find it. Light, shadow, water level, and time of day bring the beauty of these scenes to life and then obscures it in minutes.