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Seattle is crisscrossed by creeks and watersheds. This is a photo of Thornton Creek near the entrance to Matthews Beach Park in the Wedgewood neighborhood. A family with three small children and a photographer were on the bridge snapping away on this idyllic autumn day. The creek meanders through this hilly neighborhood past homes whose backyards run along the creek bed, sometimes incorporating the creek through them with small foot bridges and overhanging decks. One home to the left of this shot actually had a tower of sandbags atop the concrete wall separating their yard from the creek side, perhaps a sign of high water from the rains last week.