The Cahaba River was deliciously cool and gin clear on May 6, 2011. At the River Run access, near Liberty Park, the rocks made for wild current and the setting sun sparked gems in the spray.
The green streamers are, alas, a type of algae that is not good for life in the river and is a sign that a sewage treatment plant’s discharge is overfertilizing the Cahaba, one of its pollution problems (think composted manure on your garden).
The Cahaba quieted as the evening gentled the air. With these photographs I try to bring you into the river, to share its energy, beauty, and grace.