The River

3 – Rising

Rising - (c) Bard 2017
Rising – (c) Bard 2017

As the clouds reach the coast, storm-like winds push more and more of them onto the shoreline, where they are compressed against the mountain range that has been watching over the ocean since this continent was first created. Resisting at first, the clouds give in to the constant pushing winds and ascend against the mountainsides. As they rise their temperature falls causing the vapour to thicken. From microscopic droplets the water turns into tiny raindrops, less gaseous, more liquid, but still buoyed up by the buffeting winds that chase them up against the mountains.