Monday, February 24, 2020
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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 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
Sunday, October 2, 2016
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.