I remember, I remember
the hollowed nest in stream of stars
the size of my eyes, I remember
the swell of water, shape
of light, celestial order to mirror
the song of the river, the constellations …
~ From Celestial Navigation by Judith Roche

I wrote about Judith Roche’s Salmon Suite poetry project at the Ballard Locks fish ladder in an earlier post: Steelhead Poetry on the 18th Weir — and more Seattle salmon post links, below the photo.

Below … children watch the mass of sockeye travel up through the 18th weir of the ladder, visible in the viewing windows at Hiram M. Chittenden locks in Ballard (Seattle). I processed the shot for effect in Lightroom, Silver Efex Pro and Color Efex Pro (Nik Software).

Sockeye Salmon at Ballard Locks Fish Ladder

Related Salmon Posts: Steelhead Youth | Steelhead Poetry on the 18th Weir | Climbing the Salmon Ladder to Success | CSI Fish Count