Weekly Photo Challenge: Water, Water, Everywhere

“Death Valley is all about water.” So we were told by Jay Snow, the National Park Service ranger, an Okie character with an over-the-top presentation.  It’s the lowest point in the country, parts of it falling below sea-level. It would make sense that gravity would bring a lot of water to that place. And it does. It’s just below the surface of the salt flat. Fascinating! Water does not behave in ways we often assume it will. It remains mysterious, a shape-shifter.  It goes from warm color droplets…

droplet

…to sharp-angled crystals…

snow

…it will eventually dissolve and transform even rock, paper, or scissors.

time cave

Water is life, practically the very definition of it. What would we “dew” without it?

maple drops

droplets

It may threaten to destroy us; at the same time, we can’t live without it. 

mystery 5

For all of these reasons, H2O commands awe, wonder, reverence. We ought to treat it with a great deal of respect and not tamper with it in its natural state unadvisedly or lightly. 

intricate 2

 
H2O

20 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Water, Water, Everywhere

  1. Beautiful gallery!! Do you know what that first flower is? We have them here and I’ve taken many photos of them, but never remember to look them up. 🙂 The hummingbirds love them, too.

    janet

  2. Here in New England, this year, water is scarce. We are reminded to hold it close, precious. Still, this can seem a distant reality.

    Thank qou for this fine text and wonderful, as usual, pics!

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