Water Dragon Weekly Sunday Post: Nature

Definition for the word NATURE:  the external world in its entirety; natural scenery, (amongst others).
via Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

In Glacier National Park, Avalanche Falls spills beautiful turquoise water from high in the mountains.  The turquoise color comes from glacial silt or rock flour.  Glacial water has tiny bits of rock and minerals (rock flour) that are suspended in the water from the grinding action of the glacier.  The rock flour reflects the green spectrum of sunlight, so the water appears green or green-blue.  

Glacier National Park's Avalanche Falls slips through craggy rocks on its way to the bottom. Nature was impacted by the strength of the falls, as it cut through the rocks. The rocks have changed shape and texture, giving way to the power of the water.

Waterton Peace Park in Canada is home to Chutes Blackiston or Blackiston Falls.  Once again, nature has created a space by the forces of water.  The water in Blackiston Falls splashes noisily as it careens around two corners in its search for the peaceful, turquoise pool at the bottom.  In this case,  perhaps the water was not strong enough to go through the huge rock near the end, so a turn through an easier path was made.  Whatever the case, it is a beautiful sight and sound to behold.

At Waterton Peace Park in Canada, Chutes Blackiston, or Blackiston Falls, churn around a corner and fall dramatically into a turquoise pool.

To learn more about Glacier National Park, click Here.

To learn more about Waterton Peace Park, Canada, click Here.

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44 thoughts on “Water Dragon Weekly Sunday Post: Nature

    • Thank you, Maggie. We love the western parks too..Rockies, Tetons, Glacier, Waterton…and in ’08 we went to Banff-Jasper, the Canadian Rockies. oh boy! Were they ever amazing! I have friends who’ve worked at Glacier N.P. for the summers. The Going to the Sun Road opened one year they were there on July 4! They used to have the snow-plow videos every year, but I’ve looked and they don’t have them this year.

  1. Judy….your photos are wonderful! Waterfalls are so special…such power and beauty….two of the main components of Nature 🙂 We’be been to Glacier National Park…awesome!

    • Thank you, Elisa! I love the contrasts, too…that’s one reason I picked those photos instead of my usual 50 other shots of the same thing! lol

    • I do like that one also, Tess. I usually take about 400 photos of the same thing. (seems like it!) I almost posted another shot. Then I saw this one…and went with it. I’m happy I did!

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