Upstream from Downstream is a play on words that could also be a sort of allegory. Initially, I named it literally - a view looking upriver, but it has come to have a deeper meaning for me. It’s about living life in a forward way, striving to forge ahead. There is sure to be beauty around every bend, but sometimes the current is strong and demands effort. This scene is an actual experience I had watching a little Dipper bird carrying nesting material up that log. The nest was tucked into a secret place in the stream bank.