Millcreek Stream in October….

I had visited the canyon probably multiple dozens of times during the three-plus years that I lived in the Salt Lake valley, but this was the first time I actually hiked/walked on this particular trail.  It’s more of a nature walk…or even just a pathway going from one picnic area to another…in the forest, alongside a stream, in the mountains, alone, with an occasional car to be heard coming or going up or down the canyon road…no crowds, no yelling teenagers or smaller people, just the sound of the stream, the chilled air, and the smell of a wet forest floor caught riding the occasional breeze to make me feel that I was where I belonged.

12 responses

  1. That’s a beautiful photograph Scott. I can’t quite understand why I stopped receiving notifications of your posts but I’ve put that right now. I seem to remember this has happened before.. :-/

    October 27, 2017 at 9:43 am

    • Thank you, Adrian…and yes, I do believe this has happened in the past, as well. I’m glad you’re back. 😉

      October 29, 2017 at 10:55 am

  2. It makes me happy that you’re getting to enjoy these mountain hikes again! To have one all to yourself is extra special.

    October 27, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    • It’s heartwarming, Gunta…and a wonderful treasure. 🙂

      October 29, 2017 at 10:55 am

  3. Nice! Any thought to going for a long exposure in order to make the water silky? 🙂

    October 28, 2017 at 7:46 am

    • Thank you, Frank…and no, I didn’t consider the longer exposure. I know many photographers/people enjoy that silky texture of moving water in their photographs, but I find that it lends a certain artificiality to the image which I don’t appreciate

      October 29, 2017 at 11:01 am

  4. You describe it so well, in your words and in the photograph. It all feels like a breath of fresh air.

    October 28, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    • Thank you, Lynn…that is exactly what it was, too, a literal and figurative breath of fresh air. 🙂

      October 29, 2017 at 11:05 am

  5. I love the image, but your words are interesting to me too, especially ‘…… make me feel that I was where I belonged’. It’s something I’m exploring at the moment – the feeling of belonging to a place and having moved to a new area where I have the strongest feelings of not belonging.

    October 30, 2017 at 3:16 am

    • Thank you, Meanderer…although this is where I have lived for close to 25 years, this Arizona desert, after having lived so near to the mountains in Utah, it feels that I don’t belong here…and I don’t know if that means or should mean something…and don’t really know what I’m supposed to do with it….

      Wishing you well in your transition…. 😉

      November 11, 2017 at 8:23 am

      • I have that feeling of not belonging, also, and am struggling to understand what it means.

        Thank you for your good wishes 🙂

        November 12, 2017 at 4:20 am

        • You’re welcome, Meanderer…. 🙂

          December 3, 2017 at 12:48 pm

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