Some days, problems pile up like heavy drifts of snow against a fence line. Through the help of friends, family, creative thinking and down right hard work and determination, we shovel our way out of the drift. Eventually, the snow melts…
Cross Mountain, Delaware County, NY ©2014 Becca of MGP&D
…revealing the ground once again, as we witness the transformation of snow into water. It evaporates and falls back to earth as precip of one sort or another. This incredible cycle, is highlighted here in this NOAA and NASA Science on a Sphere movie…. a project tirelessly worked on by my amazing twin sister of Verglas Media.
Water Falls Movie Trailer ©2013 Verglas Media
Here in the CATSKILLS, NY, we are blessed with water in its most beauteous state (snow) on a regular basis. We ski, we photograph, we relish inside by the fire when it snows. When the inevitable melting happens, most of the time, we are sad to see it go. Unless it is February or March, when we are so over all the winter activities and we just want to get our hands in the earth and some sun on our skin.
What melting snow leaves behind is not just a muddy slush, but a torrent rush of water, quenching our thirsty streams, our rivers, our reservoirs. Raging over rocks, this Water Falls, skimming the banks of engorged rivers, and eventually plummeting over the cliffs, filling our senses, forcing us to acknowledge the simple gifts in life.
Lower Mine Kill Falls ©2014 Becca of MGP&D
Joy Rushes Upon a Slick Ledge BW ©2014 Becca for MGP&D
Over the last year, I have been blessed with intriguing creative assignments from several clients. I call these “gigs”. The latest gig is periodically documenting, through photos, the weather for an online magazine. This week, beginning on the Twelfth day of Christmas, I took the assignment very seriously, and decided to showcase the amazing water in the region through “The Seven Days of Waterfalls” We are at Day 5, and I am particularly in love with the image below that I captured today. Notice the slowed down, veil-like movement of the water. Now take a moment to drink in the beauty of the mountains.
Un-named Falls around the Bend, ©2014 MGP&D for UD.
To all my family, friends, and fellow bloggers, may you have a peace-filled, joyous year to come.
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