Things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time.


Spring in January continues. Northcentral Kentucky was clobbered with noisy, severe thunderstorms early this morning. We received about an inch of rain in a little over an hour.

An ephemeral stream defines the back boundary of our little patch of land with flowing water only during and for a short duration after precipitation events.

This stream runs through a “draw,” the low land between two ridges. A draw differs from a valley in that a valley runs parallel to a ridgeline, whereas a draw is perpendicular to the ridge and rises, usually quite sharply. 

Our draw springs to life with runoff after every heavy rain. The sound of the flowing water is beautiful but truly ephemeral, as it will be dry and quiet once again within hours. I captured a few moments on video and some wet-headed birds enjoying an after-storm meal.

Thought In Memory Of Thomas Brown

What worries you, masters you.

Haddon K. Robinson

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