The above is water from the out point of an diversion pipe at a wildlife refuge. While I thought it was an interesting pattern I had to think as to what was causing it. Fertilizers and pesticides from the nearby rice fields I imagine.
Here is the intake at another refuge. Rest assured the output must have looked like the above but I was unable to get to it.
I don't want to dwell on the nastiness we cause in our streams and rivers so I'll not add a couple trash shots from our Pacific coastal beaches. Mainly I thought the flowing water from the above was interesting to watch.
Most people would not think the desert which I love to frequent would fall victim to pollution but I've hiked off into some very remote areas and still come across litter left behind by someone before me. But this here was the winner by far. It no doubt was all left behind by illegals after having come across the border.
At this point they had crossed about 50 miles of desert, had their last encampment by the nearby interstate and had caught a pre-determined ride to LA or Phoenix. I cannot blame the Mexicans for trying to better their lives and escape the poverty and violence in their country but come on people, take your crap with you! Sadly it's not in their culture to do so.
Okay, best I change the subject before I ruin my day. Here are a couple scenes of Sinbad birding from the Little House on the Highway as we were driving through the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge on our way to the Thanksgiving Day festivities. He loves to hang out the window when I am driving real slow. Especially when we enter a campground looking for a campsite. This attracts a lot of attention.