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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Colors of the Collowash


Seems as though the weather has finally made a turn for the better here. While the rest of the country has been suffering through hot, miserable heat waves, we were suffering from rain. Now a typical day is in the high 70's to mid 80's. Sunday was a beautiful day. Got in the car and took a drive up to one of my favorite places, the Collowash River. The water is crystal clear and cold here, but on a hot day, it could not be any more refreshing. I waded across this spot in the river and noticed that the rocks below my feet were a rainbow variety of colors.






24 comments:

photowannabe said...

Oh my what a gorgeous place. The rocks are beautiful. I would love to go and cool off there too.
Glad to hear the weather is warming up a bit for you.

Kate said...

Sounds like a delightful stop and the rocks are wonderfully colourful. I'd be tempted to put a few in my pocket; my window sill are lined with rocks and pebbles of various sizes.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Those rocks were a fabulous find--a rainbow indeed!


I’M FOND OF CERISE

For red my affection is great,
It’s puce and chartreuse that I hate.
I’m fond of cerise,
It makes a nice piece
Of clothing that looks just first-rate.


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Andy said...

Your photos are fantastic. Keep on clicking.

Dishita said...

Lucky you to enjoy the cool showers! So jealous!

Maria @ LSS said...

Beautiful shots!

Happy RT.

Mine's here.

EG Wow said...

The stones are beautifully captured under the water and in such gorgeous light! I'm glad you are finally getting some summer weather.

Luna Miranda said...

the first photo is hypnotic. i'd like to dip my feet into the water.

VioletSky-Sightlines said...

Those rocks are beautiful. And I love the idea of crystal clear water, something =that is not often seen here.

Sylvia K said...

Such a fantastic place and your captures are superb! Love the water and the colorful rocks! Hypnotic they are! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Kathy said...

Such a beautiful place you live. A good friend has her retirement home in Hood River and I need to come for a visit.

Meryl said...

Beautiful colors! I am on the east coast suffering high temperatures and humidity...ugh.

Barb said...

Yes, I was visiting in OR in May - rain! However, I loved your lush state. Those rocks are amazing, and that is the green I remember.

Madge said...

Peaceful.. wonderful place for a picnic and to shoot some photos... and you did!

Leslie: said...

How beautiful - and cool and refreshing to the hot feet! Have a lovely week,

Leslie
abcw team

JoJo said...

Those rocks are just beautiful!!!!!

Roger Owen Green said...

cool and beautiful stones!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Martha Z said...

I love it when the water is clear and the rocks clean and bright. Nice shot through the water.

Paula Scott said...

That first image made me weak in the knees! Oh, my!

Nanka said...

Beautiful and refreshing indeed!! Like the patterns formed on the colored rocks!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful capture through the ripples of water. I keep all my little colorful beach pebbles in a big glass jar filled with water to enjoy them more fully.

Jane and Chris said...

I want to plunge my hands into the water and touch the colours!
Jane x

Carola said...

The stones are so colorful. Lovely.

Terrie said...

Gorgeous photo of the sun playing through the water onto the rocks. Those are hard to focus well - you did a fab job! Thanks for sharing.