Perhaps it’s because we’re born from water that we are drawn to it in nature, or maybe we are fascinated because its power can destroy as well as sustain life. In our travels we choose to cautiously enjoy the beauty of water while never daring to take it for granted. Today we are sharing some our favorite photographs of water. Dive in and enjoy.
“A calm water is like a still soul.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
“Water is the most perfect traveler because when it travels it becomes the path itself!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“Grace is finding a waterfall when you were only looking for a stream.” – Vanessa Hunt
“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” – Loren Eisley
“The power of nature can make fun of the power of man at any time!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
“Be like water. Flow, crash, fly!” – Md. Ziaul Haque
“The fall of dropping water wears away the stone.” – Lucretius
“A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.” – Laura Gilpin
“An iceberg is water striving to be land.” – Salman Rushdie
“The earth, the air, the land, and the water are not an inheritance from our forefathers but on loan from our children. So we have to handover to them at least as it was handed over to us.” – Gandhi
“Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
We are certainly not professional photographers although we do enjoy photography. Our method is to aim and shoot, and we rarely ever use filters or enhancements for the shots we post. We might crop a few, but we don’t know how to do any other editing. So, what you see is what we saw when we clicked. And once in a while we get lucky! It is a pleasure to share our photos and road trips, and we hope you enjoy seeing them. Let us know which one is your favorite. We would love to hear from you.
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Mike & Kellye
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59 thoughts on “Water”
Beautiful photos! That first one is hands down my favorite, because I love reflections. All of them are so refreshing to view on a hot afternoon.
Great post! Great photos!! Great quotes!! My favorite pictures were the first in Texas and the falls in New Hampshire! Can see lots of work went into this post. You would love the book, “Water, Pure and Simple: the Infinite Wisdom of an Extraordinary Molecule” by Paolo Consigli, M.D. Water is magical in so very many ways!
Will look for the book. Thank you!
A beautiful post. Yes, there is always something magical about water 😊
Thank you, Sean!
Nice! Any destination with water is an automatic draw for me.
Ours are water, mountains, and red rocks:)
You have pictures from coast to coast! And Alaska, too. Beautiful. To me, you just can’t beat when the sunshine sparkles on the water. But they are all awesome! I love to see water in nature, too!
Thank you, Betty!
Beautiful collection of photos and quotes. Water is so relaxing. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much!
Being around or seeing water is very soothing. Your photos look great. Thanks for sharing them.
Thank you, John!
Lovely collection of photos, Kellye. We humans truly are drawn to water as you say and as Herman Melville said in his memorable opening passage of Moby Dick. I love the play of light on water and the turquoise and dark blue hues of oceans. But my favourite shot from this selection would have to be the one of Bear Lake. I love the stillness, reflections and the idea of being there alone with your thoughts. We are currently very lucky to have sea views from our balcony and it makes all the difference.
Thank you, Leighton. Would love to see your sea views. I bet they are beautiful!
You might be very interested in the lifework of Dr. Masako Emoto on the conscious properties of water.
Thank you, Ana. We will check him out!
Oh, you’ll be fascinated!
Stunning photos! Although I have somewhat of a fear of water, I find it absolutely breathtaking and beautiful 🙂 You took amazing photos!
Thank you. That is a most appreciated comment, Sandra! I am also afraid of water… Don’t really want to get in it. And after seeing the Ruidoso flood, I will never underestimate the power of water.
You are exactly right! I’m also worried what might be swimming inside the water lol. Nevertheless, it is so very beautiful 🙂
Beautiful! I think there’s something very calming about being by the water that makes it so appealing.
Great collection of water pictures! We’re actually heading to Franconia Notch in October. I had to send your post on it to my husband. Now I’m all the more excited to see it 🙂
Thanks, Meg. You’re going to love Franconia Notch and I assume the Kancamaugus Highway!!!
We have the Thames at the bottom of the garden but nothing like these, ours isn’t relaxing
Thank you! Most of our rivers aren’t as big as the Thames, thus they are peaceful. Thank you for stopping by and for commenting.
Such a pleasure to see such different environments for water with special quotes. A lovely post. Roy and I are travelling again in Europ. It is such a joy !! As you both know.
What a beautiful post! We always seek water; flowing, frozen, still, stormy. Love it all!
Excellent photos of water sources with beautiful quotes! Thanks for sharing 😊😊
Thank you, Priti!
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All the reflections are just so serene and beautiful 🙂
You do not need any editing to realize the beauty in your photo’s! Like most people, I too am drawn to water.
Thank you for the sweet comment, Diane!
Beautiful. I agree, I’m certainly always drawn to water but thought it was the impact of growing up on the coast but now being a city-dweller.
I also love the idea of themed photos (water). 🙂
Thank you, Brenda!
Beautiful post and relaxing reflections of your pictures too! Love it!! 💓💓💖
Loved them all Kellye but my favourite is the Yellowstone park turquoise lake 🙂
Lovely post 🙂
My pleasure 🙂
My favorite is the second to last, reflections. There is just something about a body of water that is like a mirror. I am always in search of scenes like that, it is refreshing to sit by the side of a calm lake and enjoy the quiet. 🙂
Reflections are my favorites!
Nice quotes! Is your area in a drought or are they doing fine with rain?
Thank you. We have been in a drought here in West Texas for several years.
I hope you get rain, but not flooding this fall and winter.
Thank you, Sharon!
Awesome photos! Thank you for capturing so much beauty for us to enjoy! 🙂
Thank you, Linda! Sometimes we just need to see something pretty.
Thank you, Linda! We are thrilled that you liked the post.
Wow. Beautiful pictures, the waters look so ethereal. I love waters, but I am seriously scared of big ones like seas, and oceans
Thank you! I approach water with caution because I’m a bit afraid of it too.
Great quotes, love this one: “The power of nature can make fun of the power of man at any time!” – Mehmet Murat ildan 👌 Nature can have a way of humbling us very quickly.
Walking is good, but walking by water is great. Happy Sunday Kellye. Allan
I wholeheartedly agree, Allan!