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Taking In Life Around Me......#SundayStills...Color Challenge: Water
This weeks theme for #SundayStills is "water". I'm so glad I found this challenge by Terrie from Second Wind Leisure. Find her current posthere. I've also been loving visiting the blogs of the other participants and being inspired by their interpretations of the theme.
"By the waters of reflection, my soul remembers who I am."
I love that...isn't that so true. There's something about water that soothes us, refreshes us, calms us. It creates beauty, life, re-energizes us. When we take time to just be near it, to calm our spirits and minds, things come into perspective. I'm reminded of the scene from Lion King where Mufasa appears to Simba "remember who you are"! Sometimes when things are tough, we need to "remember"!
At the same time, it can be destructive, scary, devastating, so powerful. In 1996 our town experienced a flood. Our oldest was only 3 months old and we had to go stay elsewhere because the water came up to our door. I grew up in a town that experienced regular flooding in areas.
I found some old photos from our flood of 96'. The above photo is of the back shed that housed lawn mower, etc. It rose a bit higher than that...that is a pretty tall shed.
Our home. The water rose a few more feet. It came up to the front door.
While I'm not a fan of so much rain, I love living in an area that is beautifully green because of the rain we get. A place that is filled with lakes, oceans, river, waterfalls. I. LOVE. IT.
One of our local lakes, Lake Merwin. Always very cold, but always very beautiful too.
The other day our weather was nice, and I remembered to take my camera with me...this water feature is in our downtown area. It is a replica of the Paddleboat: The mascot, on which many residents came across the river on. Here's a link.
Just a beautiful river...playing with shutter speed.
Drops of water after watering my plants one summer.
In 2019 I went with a friend to Silver Falls state park, there is a large loop you can do and see 10 waterfalls. We didn't do it all, but I would love to sometime.
When visiting the Dallas Fort Worth area, you MUST stop at the Fort Worth Water Gardens. Pretty cool.
Another local spot, taken from the top of a bridge.
Can't forget the beautiful Oregon coast.
The Venice canals and Venetian Lagoon were beautiful (a bit dirty but still pretty)
Lake Thune in Switzerland. Stunning lake.
The above 3 photos are of our family kayaking, jet skiing and paddle boarding on the Columbia River, in Hood River Oregon. Such a fun time.