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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:

  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Lost Red Spoon

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  4. Your photos are fantastic. Keep on clicking.

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  5. Lucky you to enjoy the cool showers! So jealous!

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  6. Beautiful shots!

    Happy RT.

    Mine's here.

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

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

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

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  10. 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

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

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

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  13. 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.

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

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

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  16. Those rocks are just beautiful!!!!!

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  17. cool and beautiful stones!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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

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

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

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  21. 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.

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

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  23. The stones are so colorful. Lovely.

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  24. 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.

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