Saturday, June 16, 2012

Copper River Delta root art

My family lives in Cordova, on the eastern edge of Prince William Sound. One of out favorite summer activities was driving out to the middle of the Copper River Delta about 30 miles to the east. There are sandy areas on the islands there that are a great place to picnic and just wander around.

Some of the plants there send out long tendrils along the ground's surface and take root elsewhere.  (Either that or the wind scours the sand away from the roots.) The tendrils form fascinating patterns. Here are a few photos.

You may have seen the episode in the old "Northern Exposures" television show where Joel plays golf along the river. Well, we used to play croquet out in the middle of the river delta.

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