#CBWC: Along the Water Trails

This week’s entry for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge (CBWC) includes photos depicting in or on water.

I’m not sure if “alongside” water counts, but it’s what I have to offer this week. When I bike or walk the local trails, I often parallel or cross water in the form of a lake, a river, a channel, or marsh. The Fox Valley area has plenty of water spaces to enjoy throughout the year. Following are a few water photos from May of 2020 to the present. The “in or on” portion will have to be in the form of stone slabs, marsh growth, snow and ice, and culverts.

In “the flats” of Appleton, on the Fox River. The buildings are a former paper mill turned into pricey apartments. The stone slabs in the water are used by all manner of fowl during the warmer months to scope out fish and sun bathe.
Little Lake Buttes des Morts is in the background. The Loop the Lake trail runs alongside and across the southern half of the lake for three miles. The lake itself is a wide spot in the Fox River.
One of many water or marshy areas on the Wiouwash Trail. In the summer, you can find plenty of geese and ducks in this pond and a bit of their poop to avoid on the bridge.
A channel along the Wiouwash trail in a very marshy area. There are warning signs along here to keep people from wetting their toes in what is said to be dangerous water.
From the Heckrodt Preserve. I used to live in the apartment complex in the background. At that time, we called these waters “the slough,” which empties into Lake Winnebago. It was cool to see old haunts from a different view.
A recent trek along the Fox Trot trail and the almost frozen-over channel that connects with the Fox River. In the late 1800’s, Lock #2 was built along the channel to allow steam-powered boats through.
The Fox River along the Fox Trot Trail. The bridge is South Oneida Street with an icy dam peering out from underneath. If you sit on the bench, you can see the paper mill converted apartments and find a peaceful place to contemplate the meaning of black and white photography.

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10 responses to #CBWC: Along the Water Trails

  1. Ally Bean says:

    Your photos and story to go with are lovely. So clear. So easy to see the details when shot in black & white.

  2. Dan Antion says:

    Wonderful photos, Mary, and I appreciate the background information and history. “Dangerous water” – that strikes an ominous tone, doesn’t it? These were perfect candidate scenes for B&W. Good job!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Dan! Yeah, the danger sign encourages me to stay on the trail and enjoy the things that don’t bite or make me late for supper. šŸ˜‰

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It’s actually been warm here for January and with the proper gear, I am totally comfortable on my walks. I know you’re not used to that kind of weather, Cheryl, but I thank God and Canada that we are not currently seeing sub zero temps.

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