Stumps

Stumps | East Wenatchee, WA | April 2020

Each spring river levels recede behind hydro dams to accommodate runoff from melting snow. It makes for long, wide beaches perfect for dog walks with leash off, masks off. The low levels also reveal hidden remnants — stumps and fallen trunks — of forest groves lost decades ago to the rising water. They’re ghost trees that appear, shimmer in sunlight for awhile, then re-submerge. A seasonal reminder, yes, but really more like an elusive memory.