Life as a creek

Allens Creek rises out of swamp in Tinker Nature Center in Henrietta NY. It runs through suburban Rochester NY towns until it flows into Irondequoit Creek thence to Lake Ontario and thnce to the Atlantic. It passes through ordinary neighborhoods largely unseen and unnooticed: a metaphor for our own ordinary lives.
Wetlands in Tinker Nature Center Allens Creek begins here in a wetlands in Tinker Nature Center in Henrietta NY. Winter in Tinker Nature Center wetlands. Spring thraw in Tinker Nature Center wetlands.
Spring snow in the wetlands in Tinker Nature Center. Spring snow in Tinker Nature Center wetlands. Abandoned ball in Allens Creek running through Heniretta neighborhoods. Allens Creek in Henrietta neighborhood.
Drain pipe culvert under road in Henrietta. Hiking staff and skate board in drain culvert under road in Henrietta. Drain culvert carrying Allens Creek under subruban street. Water trapped by abandoned hiking staff in Allens Creek.
Wall of creek bed running through commercial area of Henrietta NY. Through culvert carrying Allens Creek under Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road. Long view of culvert carrying Allens Creek under Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road. Allens Creek running beside Winton Rd in Henrietta NY.
Allens Creek beside Winton Road in Henrietta NY. Child's wooden play horse abandoned in Allen Creek. Child's toy horse abandoned in Allens Creek. Child's toy horse beneath hanging limbs in Allens Creek.
Close up of child's toy horse in Allens Creek. Culvert carrying Allens Creek beneath Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road. Overflow from Erie Canal where it passes over Allens Creek. Pipes carrying water from Erie Canal where it passes over Allens Creek.
Close up of water flowing from Erie Canal into Allens Creek. Allens Creek as it enters Brighton NY. Allens Creek alongside Winton Road in Brighton NY. Fall on allens Creek in Brighton along side Winton Road.
Abandoned ball on banks of Allens Creek in Brighton alongside Winton Road. View of abandoned bridge on old road voer Allens Creek in Brighton. Close up of abandoned bridge over Allens Creek in Brighton. Allens Creek in Brighton. I
Allens Creek in Brighton. II Allens Creek exiting railroad bridge in Corbett's Glen in Brighton NY. I Allens Creek exiting railroad bridge in Corbett's Glen in Brighton NY. II Flowing water of Allens Creek in Corbett's Glen.
Reflecting pool in Allens Creek in Corbett's Glen