A photo of my beautiful friend Ty. I like how golden the river appeared in the sunlight, and how it illuminates her dark skin. Exquisite. This was at one of our favorite swimming holes, with high rocks to jump into deep pools. I was always a little freaked out by the water snakes, since I actually saw 3 copperheads in the water this summer (yeah, I know, copperheads aren’t water snakes!), so like Ty I’d often just wade at the edge and enjoy the cool waters on my toes.