Valley St. River Explorers
I came across a couple little guys wading into the water as I shot more flood pictures this afternoon. I was torn. I thought it might yield some good pictures, but I was concerned about their safety. I decided to err on the side of caution and I told them this wasn’t a place for kids to play. They ignored my warning and walked past me into the river Valley St. has become. I quietly thanked the picture gods and followed them about a block, camera a’blazing. It wasn’t until I saw the beautiful iridescent sludge on the water’s surface from a hundred submerged engines in the nearby junkyard that I snapped out of my parasitic journalistic trance.
“This water is YUCK! Go home and take a bath!” is what I said.
I must have sounded like a grown-up this time because they got on their bikes and went home.