Sunday, November 6, 2016

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew traveled more then 3000 miles creating massive damage through the Caribbean  before hitting the Eastern shore of the United States.  Authorities estimate that the cost of flooding from Hurricane Matthew will exceed $1.5 billion in North Carolina alone.


This image was submitted from Corolla, North Carolina

Saturday, November 5, 2016


Sunshine on Scotland Street 

Alexander McCall Smith in Sunshine on Scotland Street wrote, "The human body, we are occasionally reminded, consists largely of water. Many find that fact strangely reassuring; water, as Auden observed, is nowhere disliked; our company, he insisted, coarsens roses and dogs, but evokes from water only an innocent outcry when we force it through turbines or fountains. Others may find the idea of being mostly water a vaguely depressing thought; they would prefer to be made of firmer stuff, of substances with a more solid ring to them: iron, potassium, calcium; water for them is too... well, too liquid. At the heart of their unease, though, may be a simple rejection of this reductionist view: to reduce the human body to its constituents is a painful reminder that we are nothing much really, in spite of our pretensions; that all of our grand notions of self-importance will never overcome the simple biological limitations of our existence -- a sobering thought, and an important one. To be cut down to size is good for all of us, but particularly so for those who forget how transient are our cultures and institutions, how pointless and cruel our divisions, how vain our claims to special status for our practices and beliefs above those of others."

 This was submitted by Gia Cob and Connie Midey 



Monday, October 3, 2016

 The Dredge Pond

As the seasons change, My Your Our Water , would like to look back at a summer image  from Breckenridge and reflect on the the warm waters as we transition to Fall.

 


































Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fall

"The leaves are changing colors and falling from the trees and the sky has begun to darken with rain more often. I know it won't be long before the rain turns to snow."

This was submitted by Michelle from Indiana.

 Water Vacation

 "Some years ago, I had the chance to hike the Grand Canyon to the Havasupi Falls. I was just  about the most amazing water  I've ever seen. The falls cascaded into an aqua pool of icy loveliness. Of course I went swimming."

This was submitted by Suzy M from Watsonville, CA.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Spain


"All over Spain, I enjoyed sitting in the different town plazas, the certain of which were most often a large ornate fountain. Once these fountains served more than a decorative purpose."

This was submitted by Becca from California.

Friday, September 30, 2016



Tahoe

"I don't know why, but sitting by the water is always calming and mind clearing. The water in Tahoe is so fresh and clean . It's relaxing."

This was submitted by Kayce S.




Thursday, September 29, 2016

Heron

The heron exist on all continents except Antarctica and  are present in most marine habitats except the coldest extremes of the Arctic. There are 64 types of herons. Although they are "waterbirds" that feed on the margins of lakes, rivers, swamps, ponds and seas, some do live in extremely high mountains and driest deserts. Interestingly, they are mostly a non swimming bird.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Havasupai Falls

Havasupai is roughly translated as “The people of the blue-green waters,” which refers to the beautiful turquoise color of Havasu Creek located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The color of the water is the result of having been stored underground – in limestone caverns or aquifers – for as much as 30,000 years. While underground, the water leaches out minerals, primarily calcium and magnesium, from the limestone. These minerals saturate the water and reflect sunlight, making the water a turquoise color.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Columbia River 

The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The river rises in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. It flows northwest and then south into the US state of Washington, then turns west to form most of the border between Washington and the state of Oregon before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. The river is 1,243 miles long, and its largest tributary is the Snake River. Its drainage basin is roughly the size of France and extends into seven US states and a Canadian province.

This image was submitted by Lisa B.