Per a suggestion from tillyjane, and with agreement from criada whose photo this is, I propose a flash fiction open round. Using criada's photo as your inspiration, write a piece of flash (500 words or less) and post it here in comments, or on your own blog, with a link here in comments. If I get a decent response, we'll have a voting poll later, with prizes. Go to it!
Your story starter:
Photographed at the Whatcom Creek Estuary, in Washington State, by criada.