Saturday, December 29, 2018

I don't know why it is called Whites "Creek" either

We released beetles at three locations today. Water was still high but not what it was yesterday (First two pics)


  1. Well, in the first photo, it IS pretty white!

  2. The word for "watercourse smaller than a river" are fascinatingly regional.
    Creek, crick, beck, brook, branch, fork, rill, race, run ... if you look for those in place names, you'll see geographic patterns that correspond to waves of settlement and local-culture dialects.
    See George R. Stewart's "Names On The Land" for a general treatment.