Monday, February 24, 2020


The animal kingdom needs water to survive. Even the fanciest tuxedo wear penguins need water to not only drink but as the home to their meals as well.  Penguins use their flippers to swim in the water and find fish for their meals. Most penguins swim underwater at around four to seven miles per hour (mph), but the fastest penguin—the gentoo (Pygoscelis papua)—can reach top speeds of 22 mph!


Monday, July 24, 2017



" A monsoon is a seasonal shift in the prevailing wind direction that usually brings with it a shift in weather and precipitation."

This image of a desert monsoon was submitted from Arizona.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

 Hungry Horse Dam

Hungry Horse Dam is an arch dam on the South Fork Flathead River in the Rocky Mountains of Montana in Flathead National Forest. Construction of Hungry Horse Dam was authorized by the Act of June 5 and completed on July 16, 1953. Hydroelectric power generation is the primary purpose of the dam today in addition to flood control.

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


"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


"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


"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.