247: Water on sunnier days

(At the Alluvial Fan in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.  August 2010.)

I’m dipping into some water shots I took while we were in Colorado last summer, just for the fun of it.  And because the weekend is getting busy and it’s easier to bring up old photos than to upload, re-size, and post new stuff.

Helen Hunt Falls. Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Besides, it’s nice to have a look at some sunnier days.  It is still cloudy here in the Bogs.  No rain (so far) today.  We should see some sunshine tomorrow.  That will be great as we have a bike ride planned on a local towpath.  No rain, please.

Looking down on the falls

Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness.  It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.

~ Fulton J. Sheen

Water at play

Floods of humanity, lakes of peace, rivers of gold, the tides of war; all we are and do is linked to the water of life.

~ David Mead

Water at play II

This is a second post in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge of Water.

I just glanced out the window and it’s here.  The sun!  I think I’ll go clean up the boat and go for a pedal around the pond.  Other than swimming, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the body of water outside my back door.

27 Comments on “247: Water on sunnier days”

  1. jenna says:

    You biking with M the younger and his wife? Or just you and the husband?

    Mmmm, that water looks nice and cool. My friend and I got sprayed going through the peripheral reach of a fire hydrant being released of pressure, and the water was WARM.

    • Robin says:

      Going biking with M the Younger and Merdi. Should be fun. And, no doubt, exhausting. 🙂

      That water was freezing. But on a hot day, it was nice to wade in it.

  2. dragonfae says:

    Beautiful as always. 🙂

    I loved Rocky Mountain National Park. So much awesome beauty! I quickly found there was no way pictures could capture it.

    • Robin says:

      I found that to be true, too, DragonFae. No matter how many photos I took (and there were plenty!), none really captured the look and feel of the place.

  3. The sun came out?! Good!! Maybe that means it’s coming my way, too! We’ve had a miserable couple of days, cloudy and cold. I love your photos of Colorado! I think I mentioned that I was there about 20 years ago, and I would LOVE to go back someday!

  4. Hallysann says:

    Breathtaking !
    Thanks again for a wonderful post.

  5. Eden says:

    Loving the first one 🙂

  6. Artswebshow says:

    wow, incredible capture here

  7. I’m glad your sun finally came out! We had our first sunny day here today in what seems like ages! Boat ride sounds fun!

  8. Kieran Hamilton says:

    Such nice shots, makes me want to be there! We’ve got sun here, but also showers and 30mph winds. Glad the sun finally came out for you guys!

    • Robin says:

      Thanks, Kieran. 🙂

      Sometimes our weather here reminds me of Scotland. It’s not as beautiful here, though, as it is in Scotland (especially the Highlands).

  9. Karma says:

    Love “Water at PlayII” Have fun on the boat. We are enjoying warm temperatures and partial sunshine for this long weekend. I’ll take it! Don’t you love this time of year?

    • Robin says:

      Thanks, Karma. 🙂

      I do. It’s so much fun. I’m not a big fan of really hot (and humid) weather, though, so I expect summer is going to be more difficult for me than winter was as far as getting out every day is concerned.

  10. Marcie says:

    These are wonderful. So bright and summer refreshing!

  11. Marianne says:

    Beautiful shots! Love the angels, Robin. Very nice.

  12. Robin says:

    I’m doing that lame thing again. A generic thank you. Except it isn’t generic at all. I’ve read all of your comments and I appreciate them all.

    Thank you. 🙂

    (And Marianne: Angels? Where? And how did I miss them?)

  13. I love waterfalls…. cute new header, too!

  14. What a wonderful collection of shots… I love waterfalls, and only wish there were some like these close to home… Very nice indeed.. 🙂

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