Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lost Decade Culvert, Part 2

I took this photograph from the same spot as the other one, looking upstream toward the mountains. Here, you can see my local nuclear power plant and, to its right, the "hook" described in American Fuji (p.277-8): "A long-legged bird picked its way through construction gravel blocking the trickle of the stream. Alex looked up the scaffolding of the mechanical crane to the bright white sky, in which a giant hook balanced, poised and ready." (The birds I saw were herons; the only Japanese cranes I saw were the man-made kind.)

2 comments:

Jerce said...

Cranes here. Sandhill Cranes. They winter here in the fallow fields. They have a haunting call and are fun to watch, especially in flight. xo

Sara Backer said...

Send me a photo?