Over time, water merges with rock, eventually eroding the surface and turning it into sand.
Merging together, water and rock become a visual piece of beauty through the eyes of an artist. The water, in a fluid state, contrasts with the hard surface of the rock, but visually combined they make a pleasing creation. Different substances, yet they unite as one image for the photographer and the artist.
The Virgin River meets with the rocky surface of the Zion canyon walls along the Riverside Walk trail.
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“Dreaming is another form of thinking, more concrete, more economical, more visual, and often more emotional than the thoughts of the day, but a thinking through of the day, nevertheless.”
~Siri Hustvedt, author
Dreamy look….at Kitch-iti-kipi.
This soft, diffused look, that would cause one to feel as if they were dreaming, was found at Kitch-iti-kipi in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan’s largest natural freshwater spring. Kitch-iti-kipi is located about six miles northwest of Manistique, MI. The water remains at a constant 45 F./7 C. It’s name means “big cold water.” The original name was given to it by the Indians: “Mirror of Heaven”. The spring water is clear, so you are able to view fallen trees, fish and rocks in it. There is a raft ride across the spring with a glass bottom section for viewing. This trip makes a great adventure for all ages!
For more information on Kitch-iti-kipi, click here.
When I think of summer, I think of going to Lake Michigan. Our daughter and her husband live there and it’s fun to visit them for a day or two. (hope they agree!) The beautiful beach is five minutes away, the pier is a great place to walk, and even the ice cream tastes better!
Sunsets are gorgeous over the lake……but this photo shows the setting sun’s reflection on clouds in the eastern sky. It was a double delight that night!
The setting sun reflects on the clouds in the eastern sky.
Oxbow Bend is a loop or bend in the Snake River, which has been cut off from the main river section. Its name came from the shape of this section of the river, which resembles an oxbow used by pioneers. Oxbow Bend lies east of the Teton Mountains in Wyoming,
I’ve always felt peaceful in the mountains and by water. The Tetons are some of my favorite mountains. They are spectacular because they rise directly out of the floor of Jackson Hole. There are no foothills at the base of these mountains. Geological forces of heat and energy nearly 10 million years ago, forced the Tetons’ rocky summits toward the sky. They are a sight to behold. Huge craggy, granite pinnacles rise almost above your head. You feel close enough to touch them…
Soaring and majestic, reflected in the water, it’s here I feel peace.
Among my favorite things to shoot with my camera…..sunsets rank very high. What a joy it is to see the color of the sky deepening and changing; the clouds highlighted by the sun, and the water (if available) reflecting the sun’s rays. Depending on many conditions, sunsets seem to unfold slowly some days, and more quickly on others.
Some sunsets are full of intense colors: red, orange and purple. Others are softer with pale, pastel colors. “Sunset colors are typically more brilliant than sunrise colors, because the evening air contains more particles than morning air.” (Wikipedia.org)
Some days can be dark, cloudy and rainy…..but at the end of the day we can be surprised by a beautiful sunset.