Posts Tagged ‘water’

Dew drop in

Posted: April 15, 2022 in Nature, Uncategorized
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Just had one of those lovely evenings where Windows decides to update without notice, then takes three hours to get me back online after which it’s perilously near bedtime and I still don’t have a post. Sigh. Just in case you think we never get any moisture in Arizona, this photo proves you wrong. It’s actually a rain drop rather than dew but I couldn’t think of anything clever for a title using “drop” and Windows is still acting up, so I’m signing off.

Six-Word Saturday 4.9.22

As we near two years of living in Arizona, the challenge of sharing photos of water is somewhat amusing a/o daunting. Our city averages 9 inches of rain per year and if we have enough that we can’t count the raindrops, we think it’s a pretty good rain. Okay, that’s a little exaggerated, but not much. The most common water I see is in the canal where I walk and although not especially picturesque, canals are the lifeblood of the area.

Water serves a number of functions other than simply hydrating us and everything on earth. Here are a few I’ve found and enjoyed:

Water as power…

Water as nature’s jewelry…

Water as mirror…

Water as home…

Water as food source…

Water as art (a sort of pointillism perhaps)…

Water as beauty…

Although this video was taken at Tohono Chul some weeks ago, it’s a perfect representation of how I feel after a break of just one day.

But where does the tree end and the water begin?

And in related water news, we’ve actually had much-needed and appreciated rain in the last week or so. When you only get 9″ per year, every little bit help but this has been real, stick-around-for-a bit rain. Unfortunately, it caused flash floods in some places but the water-starved Southwest is very thankful for the rain.

I see from comments that I must also add that this water isn’t from our recent rains. It’s in one of the lakes at the Preserve that uses reclaimed water to make our lives and those of birds and animals much better. 🙂

for Squares: trees and Life in Colour: blue

I see lots of morning trees as that’s not only my preferred time of day to be out but also because I always wake up early.

Some cooling blue in downtown Naperville. The fountain looks much like a dandelion and is a place where moms and children enjoy congregating. Don’t you love those sunglasses?

These bushes growing in the water and providing great reflections attract me for some reason. Then I got to playing with editing and this is the result. Happy Tuesday.

for Six Word Saturday 12.19.20