Uvas Canyon County Park, CA
California winter rains cause creeks to swell and sing, their waters rushing down all possible paths through the stream bed.
Granuja Falls is spectacularly full in spring, and easily accessed along an all-ages and -abilities trail.
Swanson Creek waters tumble under snags, over rocks, and through tunnels, ever seeking the path of least resistance.
Little Falls, deep in the woods, doesn't look so little in March, after months of winter rain.
The Upper Falls are tall, dropping into a self-made pool below. By late summer, the rush will be a trickle.
The runoff creates an endless variety of shapes and splashes as it descends, frolicking and foaming.
The air is cool and fresh in the canyon in early springtime, gently moderated by the flow, compared with nearby hillsides.
Even the smallest of unnamed falls inspire us to feelings of irrepressible joy, mirroring the carefree mood of spring.