Ponds and Streams

Ponds and Streams

 

See Also: NATURE, SEASCAPES

  1. The black lake was shimmering like ink —Richard Russo
  2. Light spread across the river like an oil spill —Jay Parini
  3. Pond … covered with rain like sequins or crinkled up with wind like a watered silk —Joyce Cary
  4. River … like a sheet of polished metal —Boris Pasternak
  5. The river in evening like a dirty window —Delmore Schwartz
  6. The river looked like an eye which for some reason or other was growing darker and darker as happens in love at the onset of ecstacy —Bertold Brecht
  7. The river now all crinkled like tinfoil —Delmore Schwartz
  8. The river raged by like a forest fire —Edward Hoagland
  9. A river ran there as clear as the air itself, and the fish in it were like gold and silver —Hans Christian Anderson
  10. The river … smelled like a packing house for fish, but it looked like the melted, dark eyes of a million girls —Hortense Calisher
  11. The river was brown and bubbly … like cake icing —Lee Smith
  12. The stream was like a silver magnet that pulled them across the prairie —Dorothy Francis
References in periodicals archive ?
3m has been awarded to a scheme that will train thousands of "citizen scientists" to monitor and protect wildlife-rich ponds and streams.
It was an odd designation, given that the property is in a prime development area and ponds and streams are not what one would classify as blighted.
Caltha palustris (Marsh marigold) This British native is happiest with its feet in water, growing alongside ponds and streams, forming a loose mound of leaves and large, waxy buttercups in late spring at the edge of water.
The average golfer has plenty of water to consider, with ponds and streams close to the tees.
About 25 lakes, ponds and streams are currently being fished in Rotman's nine-county territory.
This allows tiny species to avoid predation in ponds and streams as larvae," he says.
Shannon, a senior at Broad Run High School, has been testing the water quality of local ponds and streams every month since June 2004 to determine their pollution levels and provide useful information to governmental water-management agencies.
The Freshwater Habitats Trust said the new method makes it much easier and quicker to find the newts in ponds and streams and brings potential benefits for developers who often have to provide planners with an accurate assessment of great crested newt populations on proposed development sites.