Water

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
Mirrored greens of spring. Hamilton Pool, Texas.
“Water is the most perfect traveler because when it travels it becomes the path itself!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
The milky Virgin River becomes The Narrows Trail. Zion National Park, Utah.
“Grace is finding a waterfall when you were only looking for a stream.” – Vanessa Hunt
We had no idea of what we might find when we set off on the trail, but we were thrilled to find ourselves alone with a stream and these beautiful waterfalls. Sabbaday Falls, New Hampshire. (Shot from an iPhone 10.)
“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” – Loren Eisley
Magical Caribbean blues with sparkles and steam. Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park.
“The power of nature can make fun of the power of man at any time!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
The muddy Ruidoso River surges angrily past the bridge its floodwaters destroyed. Ruidoso, New Mexico, 2008. See our post on Ruidoso here.
“Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Sunrise reflections. Lake Mackenzie, Texas.
“Be like water. Flow, crash, fly!” – Md. Ziaul Haque
The sapphire hued Atlantic plays happily among the rocks. York, Maine.
“The fall of dropping water wears away the stone.” – Lucretius
The water-worn stone creates a perfect pour off for this little fall. Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire. See our Franconia Notch State Park post here.
“A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.” – Laura Gilpin
Early morning at John Dunn Bridge. Rio Grande River, New Mexico.
“An iceberg is water striving to be land.” – Salman Rushdie
Brilliant blue bergy bit. Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
“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
Solitude and reflection. Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
“Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
Wildfire smoke created a filter for this hazy evening shot on the Colorado River. Moab, Utah.

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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Thank you for joining us!

Mike & Kellye

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57 thoughts on “Water

      1. 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!

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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). 🙂

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. 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.

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