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10 March 2010

Raindrops are Falling

A framed photo of raindrops falling on a beaver pond causing splashes of circles.
It was a gentle walk along the beginnings of the Colorado River. Dad was with us and at 70 was not up for climbing a mountain, but he was beaming from ear to ear to be in the mountains. We stopped often, looking at a small flower, commenting on the clear mountain water in the small stream that would turn into a mighty river. The clouds rolled in just as we reached a beaver pond. The mound of branches in the middle of the pond looked fresh and evidence surrounded us of this little animal's industriousness. Then it happened. Gentle drops began to fall. They left their beautiful mark on the still water and then disappeared. It was a moment I will always cherish.

Raindrops falling on a beaver pond causing splashes of circles.
Summer Rain
A summer walk along the Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park started out warm and sunny. A small isolated rain shower started at the same time we reached a beaver pond giving me this photographic opportunity.
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  1. I like the composition, the circles of the drops are placed just right... it balances w/the greenery...

  2. What a beautiful photograph and one of my favourite so far. I don't know how you do it! I am adding this to my wishlist!

  3. What a lovely memory. You are so lucky to have your beautiful photographs to remind you of special moments.

  4. Amazing how a few simple rain drops make a wonderful photo with the radiating ripples among the green reeds. Lovely pic.

  5. A moment to cherish indeed, and understandably so. I am going to lose my self in this image today!

  6. I think this may be one of my favorite photos of yours, Julie. Perhaps because the memory of this moment is coupled with the physical presence and obvious love you have for your father - it just touches my heart, and the photo itself is amazing. Nice moment in time, Julie.

  7. I love the water circles and green plants!

  8. Beautiful! Sounds like you had a nice walk with your dad!


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